Profile
Edward J. McKinnon
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Claims Resource Management, Inc. (1988 - Present)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President

  • Address:
    33345 Santiago Road
    Acton, CALIFORNIA 93510
  • Phone:
    661-265-6401
  • Cell:
    661-965-2031
  • Fax:
    661-265-6450
  • Email:
  • 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%
  • Commercial Liability
    20%
  • Third Party Administrator
    20%
  • Commercial Property
    10%
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: 34

As an Umpire: 4

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
7
Appointed as an arbitrator.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
17
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
4
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.