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Richard R. Smith


Professional Profile

Richard R. Smith is the Principal of Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro. A specialist in property, business income, and extra expense claims recoveries, he has been instrumental in helping clients recover from losses of virtually every type—including fire, flood and hurricane damages from such major storms as Jean, Frances, and Charlie in 2004; Katrina and Wilma in 2005; Ike in 2008; Superstorm Sandy in 2012; and the New York State Floods of 2006.

As a lead adjuster, Mr. Smith has been involved in the settlement of numerous property and business interruption losses. He has presented expert testimony in losses on multiple occasions. His experience encompasses having worked on behalf of healthcare facilities, manufacturers, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, school districts, shopping centers and property management companies. Mr. Smith’s clients include attorneys, judges and other members of the legal profession.

As an advocate for the insured, Mr. Smiths’ experience was extremely valuable to such clients as CLK Management, Great Neck, New York; Centro Properties based in Australia; Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino, San Juan; Swiss Chalet Inc., San Juan; John’s Island Condominium Association, John’s Island, Florida; The Matt Brewing Company, Utica, New York; and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

With more than 30 years of experience in the public adjusting profession, he holds the designation of Certified Professional Public Adjuster (CPPA) by the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA).

Personal Commitment

Mr. Smith’s success as a public adjuster is driven by a proactive style, attention to detail and high energy level. He is committed to uncovering the full—and sometimes hidden—potential of every insurance policy through exhaustive examination and intelligent interpretation all with a goal of achieving a successful recovery for his clients.

Public Adjusting Licensures

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont

Professional Involvement

  • National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • New York Public Adjusters Association

Client Testimonials

I should like to thank your firm for the manner in which you handled our recent insurance claim. Once this claim was put into the hands or your representative, Richard Smith, things moved expeditiously and thoroughly to a very satisfactory conclusion.

Most important, our involvement was minimal. Everything was done for us at a time when we were quite unfamiliar with a way to proceed through this difficulty. …”
Anthony Marchetta – Utica, NY

“…Richard and his team were always friendly and personable always willing to take the time to explain every aspect of the claim to me. They all made a terrible situation bearable in addition to moving the process along quickly and accurately. … Having a loss to your home is very stressful, and having Richard there really took the pressure off of me.…”
Bernice Salce – Rome, NY

On behalf of our Organization I would like to express our gratitude for the professional manner and attention which Richard Smith and his staff provided to Daytop in obtaining a fair and expeditious settlement of our claim.

This was our second experience with Richard and your company. Both were handled expertly and courteously with an extremely satisfactory result.
Steve Winston – Sr. Vice President/Legal Affairs – Daytop Village Foundation, Inc. – New York, NY

“…From the minute we met Richard, he completely took over and led us down the right paths. Unless you have gone through such a loss, you cannot realize how emotionally, mentally and physically drained you can get. Richard took care of everything with an efficient, professional, courteous, prompt and business-like manner while at the same time maintaining our sanity. …”
Marc A. Grosack, D.P.M., FACFAS – Oswego, NY

“…We felt reassured every step of the way as Mr. Smith handled our claim with the highest degree of professionalism, courtesy, and attention to detail. He promptly returned our phone calls and answered all of our questions. He thoroughly explained each item every step of the way in regards to our loss. …”
Ben and Mary Farda – Utica, NY