Thomas Di Sieno
Insurance Claim Dispute Appraiser/Arbitrator
Objective: To serve as Party Appointed Appraiser and/or Umpire on Insurance Claim Valuation Disputes, where a party will be, or had "invoked the policy's "Appraisal Clause.
Utilizing expertise in personal property evaluation and Appraisal procedure to aggressively seek a just and proper Award amount, while acting as a party appointed, tripartite Appraiser. Expedient and detailed resolution, in compliance to the Policy of Insurance for which the disputing parties are bound to, are main objectives.
Summary: Personal Property and Business Personal Property documentation and valuation for Insurance Claims, both remotely and on site.
Working with parties who seek to resolve their Insurance Claim disputes through Appraisal/Arbitration rather than the courts.
Forensic Identification and Appraisal of totally involved chattel; investigation of property owner’s profile and buying habits. Data mining of financial and tax records to confirm probability of individual’s ownership and characteristics of such.
Mr. Thomas Di Sieno has appraised or arbitrated cases in the areas of Property Insurance Claim Settlement disputes with a concentration on Personal Property and Business Personal Property. As a private party-appointed Appraiser, Mr. Thomas Di Sieno has been widely utilized attorneys and adjusters to utilize expertise in personal property valuation and scope.
Mr. Di Sieno has substantial experience in cases involving many levels of complexity including Forensic Recreation, Restoration verses Replacement, thermal and smoke pattern analysis, determination of Actual Cash Value utilizing the Broad Evidence Rule, Calculation of additional values of loss, categorized liquid composition and pattern for extent of damage, as well as complex industrial losses involving metallurgy.
In addition to specific case, Mr. Thomas Di Sieno has been involved in Tribunals for which required the Supreme Court's intervention under State Statute. He has successfully resolved complicated impasses between the panel by way of requesting judicial intervention for Court Appointed Umpires, submitting documentation for which was determined as prima facie evidence inherently calling into question the impartiality and disinterest of the opposing party's recommended Umpire.
Further, Mr. Thomas Di Sieno has been involved in several cases for which the opposition's appointing party attempted to challenge disinterest, resulting in potential disruptions to the entire Appraisal Process. By consulting legal counsel, Mr. Di Sieno has successfully defended his appointment, resulting in opposition's abandonment of challenge, and successful outcome of the Appraisal Process with minimal costs and delay.
Currently preparing to serve as Expert Witness in several cases involving personal property insurance claims.
Continued Education/Self Study
2003-2004 Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research and Analysis
2004-2005 Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environment
2006-2007 Law and procedure with regard to insurance appraisal
2007-2008 Insurance appraisals for personal property
2009-2011 ADR, such as Arbitration and Mediation
DiSieno, Thomas “Are Party-Appointed Insurance Claim Appraisers Expected To Advocate Their Client's Interests?" 15 Mar. 2011 EzineArticles 14 Nov. 2011
Di Sieno, Thomas. “Depreciation of Contents Claims: The Broad Evidence Rule.” Court Decisions and Ruling, September 2010.
Di Sieno, Thomas. “Insurance Claim Personal Property Services.” Ezine Articles
Named “Expert Author” in Insurance Claims for Ezine Articles
Di Sieno, Thomas. “Insurance Claim Personal Property Services.” Confused Today (United Kingdom), September 2010
Di Sieno, Thomas. “Insurance Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).” Squidoo, August 2010
Di Sieno, Thomas. “New Services Aimed at Public Adjusters.” Loan Insurance Guru, August 2010
Claim valuation and presentation stems from extensive experience in settling losses for the following insurance companies: