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Edward J. McKinnon

Certified Arbitrator

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Personal Information

Address: 34847 Ellenan Avenue
Acton, CA 93510
Phone: 661-269-1124

Current Employment

Company: Claims Resource Management, Inc. (1988 - Present)
Position(s) and Responsibilities: President
Address: 33345 Santiago Road
Acton, CA 93510
Phone: 661-265-6401
Cell: 661-965-2031
Fax: 661-265-6450
Email: ed@crmi.com
Website: www.crmi.com

Offering Services as Expert Witness in:

Automobile Claims, Directors Officers Liability Claims, Employment Claims, Errors and Omissions Claims, Homeowners Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Property Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Offshore / London Markets

Previous Employment

Company: Harbor Insurance Co., 1973-1988
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Senior Vice President; Member, Board of Directors
Company: GAB (General Adjustment Bureau), 1969-1973
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Multi-Line Claims Adjuster

Credentials

Attorney: No
Education: Licensed Insurance Adjuster in:

  • Alaska, license number 33891
  • California, license number 2772917
  • Connecticut, license number 995443
  • Florida, license number E078596
  • Idaho, license number 311435
  • Nevada, license number 84179
  • New Mexico, license number 157821
  • North Carolina, license number 394822
  • Oregon, license number 745003
  • South Carolnia, license number 369563
  • Texas, license number 1232983
  • Utah, license number 206857
  • Washington, license number 116436

    Registered Professional Adjuster, register number 170
  • Work Experience

    Insurance Company: 15 years

    Claim Department: 15 years.

    Insurance-related Firms: 28 years

    TPA: 28 years. President and Owner

    Breakdown of Experience

    Excess/Surplus Lines   50%
    Third Party Administrator   20%
    Commercial Liability   20%
    Commercial Property   10%

    Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 0/0%
    Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 0/0%

    Mediation Experience

    Number of Mediations

    As Mediator: 2

    ARIAS Experience

    Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; February 2010

    Arbitration Experience

    Number of Arbitrations

    As an Arbitrator: 38
    As an Umpire: 4

    Arbitrator Experience

    Number of Arbitrations

    8 Appointed as an arbitrator.
    7 Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
    4 Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
    17 Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
    2 Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

    Umpire Experience

    Number of Arbitrations

    3 Appointed as an umpire.
    1 Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

    Biography

    EDWARD J. MCKINNON

    Edward J. Mckinnon is the President of Claims Resource Management, Inc. He has forty plus years of professional experience in the insurance industry. Mr. McKinnon attended the University of Maryland and Merrit College, California, and served with the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.

    Mr. McKinnon began his insurance career in 1969 with the General Adjustment Bureau as a multi-line claims adjuster. From 1973 - 1988 he was employed with Harbor Insurance Company holding various positions until his retirement in 1988 as Senior Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors.

    In 1988, Mr. McKinnon founded Claims Resource Management, Inc. (“CRMI”). CRMI employs 40 plus claim professionals and support staff. CRMI offers claims services to property, casualty and professional liability insurers and self insurers.

    Mr. McKinnon has participated, as an arbitrator or umpire, in respect to reinsurance and insurance claims handling disputes, approximately twenty times.

    Mr. McKinnon has given expert witness trial testimony approximately fifty times and expert depositions approximately 130 times.

    Mr. McKinnon is a Licensed Insurance Adjuster in: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.

    Mr. McKinnon is a Past President and former Board of Director of the Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association, and a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, with previous service as a Chair, Vice Chair and Committee and Faculty Member. Mr. McKinnon is also a Registered Professional Adjuster.

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