About

Our senior adjusters have over thirty years of individual experience in the industry including claims management and underwriting for insurance companies, litigation management, risk management and field adjusting. We are a small licensed and insured company that takes pride in its work and strives to deliver the best service in the industry.

Our team

Michael G. Bush Sr.

Owner | Senior Claims adjuster

Mike, Sr. was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami in the class of 1980. He began his insurance career in 1981 with American Marine Underwriters, Inc. in Miami, which was a Wausau company. He gained experience in underwriting and claims from the company side with AMU. He moved on to managing International Maritime Specialists, Inc. (a maritime adjusting company) starting in Miami and moving to New Orleans to take over a troubled branch office. He founded our company a year later in 1987.

Mike is a long-term member of TIDA, the Louisiana Claims Association, and the New Orleans Claims Association, and he is a past officer of The Mariner’s Club for the Port of New Orleans. He serves on the board of  The Northshore Claims Association as Vice President. Through his career, he has attended over fifty industry seminars including those presented by TIDA, American Bar Association TIPS, American Trucking Association, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Tulane Admiralty Law, American Waterways Operators, and Houston Mariner’s Club among others. Mike is bilingual and can assist our team in communicating with individuals who only speak Spanish.

Michael G. Bush Jr.

Owner | Claims adjuster

Mike, Jr. joined our team in 2010 as an adjuster trainee. He specializes in trucking and marine liability claims, and he oversees our claims adjusters. He is known for his clear and concise reports and dynamic negotiating skills. He has attended many seminars in his career including TIDA, NAIIA, TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Young Professionals Seminar. He is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association. In 2014, he became a member and part owner of our company..

James S. Underwood

Claims Adjuster

Jim has been in the insurance industry since 1979. His experience includes positions as an underwriter, claims examiner and independent adjuster on both the maritime and trucking sides, as well as holding a position as the risk manager for a trucking company. His resume includes a stint as Marine Claims Manager for the Chicago office of St. Paul Fire & Marine and being a member of the trucking claims CAT loss team, also for St. Paul. He has been with our company since 2000, and he has earned a reputation as an outstanding negotiator through the years. Jim is our closer who sees his function as settling claims before they incur defense costs.

Renee D. Hamilton

Claims Adjuster

While Renee has been licensed for two years now, she has worked with us for six years. She began as Jim Underwood’s assistant, and has absorbed a good understanding of claims handling along the way. Renee handles trucking and cargo claims, and she has become a very strong adjuster with an inquisitive mind. Her detail oriented reports and pro-active negotiation tactics have become an asset to the company. She is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association.

Nita K. Bush

Owner | Manager

Nita graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017 with a degree in marketing; however, she has been running the back office for our company since 2014. After graduation she transitioned into a management position, and she still wears many hats as our bookkeeper, marketing coordinator, manager, and part owner. Nita is on the board of the Northshore Claims Association as treasurer as well as on the board of the Louisiana Claims Association. She attends and coordinates the company vendor booth at seminars such as TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Annual Seminar.

Our team

Michael G. Bush Sr.

Owner | SENIOR Claims adjuster

Mike, Sr. was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami in the class of 1980. He began his insurance career in 1981 with American Marine Underwriters, Inc. in Miami, which was a Wausau company. He gained experience in underwriting and claims from the company side with AMU. He moved on to managing International Maritime Specialists, Inc. (a maritime adjusting company) starting in Miami and moving to New Orleans to take over a troubled branch office. He founded our company a year later in 1987.

Mike is a long-term member of TIDA, the Louisiana Claims Association, and the New Orleans Claims Association, and he is a past officer of The Mariner’s Club for the Port of New Orleans. He serves on the board of  The Northshore Claims Association as Vice President. Through his career, he has attended over fifty industry seminars including those presented by TIDA, American Bar Association TIPS, American Trucking Association, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Tulane Admiralty Law, American Waterways Operators, and Houston Mariner’s Club among others. Mike is bilingual and can assist our team in communicating with individuals who only speak Spanish.

Nita K. Bush

Owner | Manger

Nita graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017 with a degree in marketing; however, she has been running the back office for our company since 2014. After graduation she transitioned into a management position, and she still wears many hats as our bookkeeper, marketing coordinator, manager, and part owner. Nita is on the board of the Northshore Claims Association as treasurer as well as on the board of the Louisiana Claims Association. She attends and coordinates the company vendor booth at seminars such as TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Annual Seminar.

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Michael G. Bush Jr.

Owner | Claims adjuster

Mike, Jr. joined our team in 2010 as an adjuster trainee. He specializes in trucking and marine liability claims, and he oversees our claims adjusters. He is known for his clear and concise reports and dynamic negotiating skills. He has attended many seminars in his career including TIDA, NAIIA, TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Young Professionals Seminar. He is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association. In 2014, he became a member and part owner of our company..

James S. Underwood

Claims adjuster

Jim has been in the insurance industry since 1979. His experience includes positions as an underwriter, claims examiner and independent adjuster on both the maritime and trucking sides, as well as holding a position as the risk manager for a trucking company. His resume includes a stint as Marine Claims Manager for the Chicago office of St. Paul Fire & Marine and being a member of the trucking claims CAT loss team, also for St. Paul. He has been with our company since 2000, and he has earned a reputation as an outstanding negotiator through the years. Jim is our closer who sees his function as settling claims before they incur defense costs.

Renee D. Hamilton

Claims adjuster

While Renee has been licensed for two years now, she has worked with us for six years. She began as Jim Underwood’s assistant, and has absorbed a good understanding of claims handling along the way. Renee handles trucking and cargo claims, and she has become a very strong adjuster with an inquisitive mind. Her detail oriented reports and pro-active negotiation tactics have become an asset to the company. She is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association.

Michael G. Bush, Sr. | Owner | Senior Claims Adjuster

Mike, Sr. was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami in the class of 1980. He began his insurance career in 1981 with American Marine Underwriters, Inc. in Miami, which was a Wausau company. He gained experience in underwriting and claims from the company side with AMU. He moved on to managing International Maritime Specialists, Inc. (a maritime adjusting company) starting in Miami and moving to New Orleans to take over a troubled branch office. He founded our company a year later in 1987.

Mike is a long-term member of TIDA, the Louisiana Claims Association, and the New Orleans Claims Association, and he is a past officer of The Mariner’s Club for the Port of New Orleans. He serves on the board of  The Northshore Claims Association as Vice President. Through his career, he has attended over fifty industry seminars including those presented by TIDA, American Bar Association TIPS, American Trucking Association, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Tulane Admiralty Law, American Waterways Operators, and Houston Mariner’s Club among others. Mike is bilingual and can assist our team in communicating with individuals who only speak Spanish.

Michael G. Bush, Jr. | Owner | Claims Adjuster

Mike, Jr. joined our team in 2010 as an adjuster trainee. He specializes in trucking and marine liability claims, and he oversees our claims adjusters. He is known for his clear and concise reports and dynamic negotiating skills. He has attended many seminars in his career including TIDA, NAIIA, TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Young Professionals Seminar. He is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association. In 2014, he became a member and part owner of our company.

James S. Underwood | Claims Adjuster

Jim has been in the insurance industry since 1979. His experience includes positions as an underwriter, claims examiner and independent adjuster on both the maritime and trucking sides, as well as holding a position as the risk manager for a trucking company. His resume includes a stint as Marine Claims Manager for the Chicago office of St. Paul Fire & Marine and being a member of the trucking claims CAT loss team, also for St. Paul. He has been with our company since 2000, and he has earned a reputation as an outstanding negotiator through the years. Jim is our closer who sees his function as settling claims before they incur defense costs.

Renee D. Hamilton | Claims Adjuster

While Renee has been licensed for two years now, she has worked with us for six years. She began as Jim Underwood’s assistant, and has absorbed a good understanding of claims handling along the way. Renee handles trucking and cargo claims, and she has become a very strong adjuster with an inquisitive mind. Her detail oriented reports and pro-active negotiation tactics have become an asset to the company. She is an active member of the Northshore Claims Association.

Nita K. Bush | Owner | Manager

Nita graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017 with a degree in marketing; however, she has been running the back office for our company since 2014. After graduation she transitioned into a management position, and she still wears many hats as our bookkeeper, marketing coordinator, manager, and part owner. Nita is on the board of the Northshore Claims Association as treasurer as well as on the board of the Louisiana Claims Association. She attends and coordinates the company vendor booth at seminars such as TIPS Transportation Megaconference, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, and TIDA’s Annual Seminar.

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