James D. Smart, B.Ed. (SEC), BAC, FCIP

Pythe Navis Public Adjuster & Partner

James Smart has been adjusting losses on behalf of policyholders since 1987. He is the president of Pythe Navis Adjusters Corporation which is a partner in Pythe Navis MDP. Mr. Smart is licensed as an adjuster in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon. He is also a licensed Public Adjuster in the State of Washington.

Mr. Smart has settled numerous losses on behalf of policyholders over the years, ranging from straightforward to extremely complex, with his largest single loss value being upwards of $12,000,000.00. His expertise includes the quantification of large scale losses, preparation of proofs of loss with supporting documentation, reviewing insurance coverage issues, assessing pre and post loss valuations, calculating stock losses and estimating lost business revenues for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and service providers. He has also acted as his client’s advocate in numerous statutory Appraisals / Dispute Resolutions under the Insurance Acts of BC and Alberta. In total, Mr. Smart has settled losses through the years with an aggregate value in excess of $100,000,000.00.

Mr. Smart is a member of the Insurance Institute of British Columbia and the Chartered Insurance Professional’s Society. He has published a number of articles on various insurance topics and presented before the British Columbia Trial Lawyers Association.

In his time aside from adjusting losses, Mr. Smart is the Treasurer for the local chapter of the Rotary International Passport. He has also been coaching baseball primarily with  17 and 18 year olds for more than 30 years, many of whom have gone on to play at colleges in the US and some professionally.  In doing so, he has worked to introduce and foster growth of personal characteristics such as respect, integrity and commitment, necessary not only to compete at a high level of baseball, but also to become contributive members of the community.

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