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Top Public Adjusters Fight For You When Disaster Strikes. Our professional claims management team protects you from the games insurance companies play.

Skipton Claims Management specializes in representing consumers in the adjustment of insurance claims for both commercial and residential losses. Unlike most public adjusters, Skipton employs teams of executive adjusters and damages experts, including construction consultants, roofing consultants, engineers, policy coverages experts and accountants to professionally evaluate and prepare your claim for submission to the insurance company. Skipton then vigorously pursues a fair claim settlement though negotiations based upon fact rather than speculation.

Our extensive claims management and public adjusting experience will assure that you obtain the maximum benefits allowable under your insurance policy. More importantly, our expertise in claims adjusting can significantly speed up and simplify the loss adjustment process.

We understand the value of a fair and prompt claim settlement to the recovery of your business or household, which is why our team of expert begins work immediately to investigate and document the full value of your loss. Our experience proves that a well-documented claim submission will get paid faster and usually for the full and fair value of loss.

Since 1992, Skipton has been instrumental in recovering tens of millions of dollars for our clients, as we have consistently exceeded our client’s expectations. But, don’t take our word for it; check out our client testimonials and ask for a list of our client references.

Skipton is committed to representing your interests with tenacity, integrity and the utmost professionalism. We work tirelessly to protect your hard earned investments. We are your independent claims management experts!

David Skipton, PCLA, LPCS, SPPA, AIC, AINS

President CEO

David Skipton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing/Accountancy; over the last two and a half decades he has handled hundreds of multi-million dollar insurance claims and over the previous decade was in the restaurant design/construction industry where he was involved in the construction of more than 150 restaurants and food service facilities. David’s hands-on construction experience is a significant benefit in investigating and estimating structural damages.

David is one of the very few public adjusters to achieve the prestigious PCLA (Property Claims Law Associate) designation, which is an intensive curriculum of insurance law courses designed to educate adjusters in understanding and applying courtroom decisions to everyday insurance coverage situations. David also has earned a LPCS (Legal Principles Claims Specialist) designation, an AIC (Associate in Claims) designation, and an SPPA (Senior Professional Public Adjuster designation). He has taken numerous insurance industry courses and regularly attends continuing education conferences. David’s formal education in accounting and his extensive forensic accounting experience has proven to be a significant advantage in the favorable resolution of loss of business income claims. David is a published author and speaker and he regularly teaches insurance claims training classes, both in-house and throughout the industry.

Justin R. Skipton, FSRT

Vice President | Executive Adjuster

Justin Robert Skipton is a seasoned Public Insurance Adjuster based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President, COO, & Partner of Skipton and Associates, Inc., a public insurance adjusting firm that was founded in 1992.

Throughout the span of nearly two decades, Justin has acquired extensive expertise in the insurance field and has successfully handled a more than a hundred million dollars’ worth of insurance claims. He has also served as an independent adjuster for dozens of insurance companies. Most recently just was elected by his peers to the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters board of Directors.

In addition to adjusting first party property claims for the insured, Justin has been hired as an expert witness in dozens of property damage claims involving fire damage, hail damage and water damage.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business & Writing from Arizona State University. Additionally, he is licensed in eight different states by the Department of Insurance. To date, Justin has taken countless hours of insurance claim courses—most notably the IICRC Fire Smoke Restoration Technical Certification Program and a certification in the use of the Xactomate estimating software.

Jeremy Skipton

Executive Vice-President of Sales

Jeremy worked for the business more than 15 years ago when we were only a small operation. Jeremy went off to pursue his personal goals where he worked in the management of a major international corporation, managing more than 150 employees and having responsibility for the facilities management of more than 30 properties.

He rejoined the family business a few years ago where he now works as a claim adjuster and oversees the company’s administrative functions. He, like everyone else in the company, continues to pursue his formal insurance education and regularly attends continuing education training.

Jeremy brings a strong work ethic to the family business, as he is motivated to ensure that SKIPTON Claims Management remains the premier claims management company in the United States.

Paul Kern, CPA

Chief Financial Officer | Forensic Accountant

Mr. Paul Kern holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting degrees, and has been a Certified Public Accountant. Paul’s experiences include many decades of progressive hands on and managerial experience in the financial services sector. Paul has worked with some of the largest banks in the country in areas including accounting, finance, treasury, credit risk and interest rate risk measurement and management.

As the Chief Financial Officer Paul handles all of the day to day accounting, finance, planning, and human resources functions in addition to assisting in strategic planning for the organization. He also assists our adjusting team with the preparation of loss of business income claims for our clients. Paul’s unique blend of experience in finance and management provides the company with solid guidance in managing the day to day operations and developing the capacity for sound organizational growth from a financial and risk perspective.

Steven M. Bausman, MBA

Executive General Adjuster

Steve holds two bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has worked for insurance companies as a property adjuster and as an Arbitrator for more than 10 years before joining the firm.

Steve is certified in use of the Xactimate estimating software and has completed several courses towards his CPCU designation. He is working to complete his educational goals while working for our clients to resolve their claims. He is currently licensed in AZ, FL, LA, NC, NM, OK, SC, and TX.

Public Adjuster Brett Birmingham

Brett Birmingham, FSRT

Construction Consultant | Loss Evaluation

Brett has more than 22 years of experience working in construction and commercial construction management. His knowledge of construction started from the ground up, learning the basic construction techniques as a fabricator, as a journeyman carpenter and later as a project superintendent. As a contractor and fabricator he has performed many elements of construction, from preliminary design, cost estimating, field construction and final accounting.

Brett holds a Journeyman Certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiner of America (UBC). He also is certified by Xactware in preparing detailed restoration repair estimates using their computer estimating software. And he is certified as a Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Brett’s primary responsibilities are to assist our adjusting staff in preparing detailed loss evaluations that correctly set forth the true and accurate costs of restoration. His field work on our client’s claims shows an exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills and a deep understanding of the construction process. His work is critical our obtaining the full, fair value of claim.

Paula Borges Public Adjuster

Paula Borges

Vice President Business Development | California

Paula has a strong background in real estate, restoration and insurance adjusting. She first became a licensed real estate agent at the age of 19 years. She went on to become a licensed real estate broker and a licensed real estate appraiser, before working in the fire restoration industry. Paula has since worked as a licensed public adjuster for the last 12 years. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Business from the College of the Sequoias.

Steve Weitzman Public Adjuster

Steven Weitzman

Vice President of Commercial Claims

Steve spent 44 years as the owner of a restoration contracting company in Chicago. Besides his vast knowledge of construction and restoration work, he is also a licensed insurance adjuster. After retiring and handing the keys to his business to his sons, Steve moved to Arizona where he found retirement a bit too boring. He soon found his way to SKIPTON Claims Management where he is highly dedicated to customer service and works on each customer’s claim if it was his own.

Svetlana Skipton

Administrative Assistant

Svetlana holds a Masters degree in Art Education from Moscow State Pedagogical University and also has an Associates degree in Managerial Accounting from Glendale Community College. She works to assist our adjusting staff on various administrative tasks and helps with many of the office clerical and accounting functions. Born and raised in Moscow, Sveta is fluent in both Russian and English. She is very passionate about the client’s claim needs that she serves and about the benefits that Skipton Claims Management provides.

Kari Blick Public Adjuster Assistant

Kari Blick

Administrative Assistant

Kari holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rio Salado College with heavy concentration in Management and Administration. She works in the office to assist our staff with the processing of claims. Like Cat, Kari is also working towards an AINS certification in insurance.