TOM A. PRENTICE

 

Experience

Tom Prentice became an Independent Adjuster and Investigator in 1982 doing a wide variety of claims handling and investigations including motor vehicle accidents, heavy equipment losses, fire losses, and break and enter/theft claims.

Tom spent six years working with Elander & Elander Adjusters in Burnaby doing property claims, liability investigations, and was the Control Adjuster for insurers of dentists and dental specialists in British Columbia.

In 1988 Tom moved to Multi-Line Claims Services Ltd. where he is partner. Tomís areas of adjusting and investigations include motor vehicle accidents for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and working directly for Defense Counsel on motor vehicle and other liability matters.

Since 1988 Tom has been the primary Adjuster responsible for Canada West Ski Areas in Western BC, Northern BC, and the Prairie Provinces. In 2015 he was awarded the Jim Marshall Award from Canada West Ski Areas for his contribution to the ski industry. For many years Tom was also the Adjuster for a number of outdoor recreational companies including heli-skiing, snowmobile adventure companies, outback adventure companies, and alpine guides. Tom regularly travels and works in the Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton corridor.

Tom is a frequent presenter at Risk Management and Claims Investigation seminars for the numerous outdoor recreational companies throughout BC.

Tom has a special interest in working for both Defense Counsel and a variety of insurers performing civil litigation investigations. Tom has developed a reputation for significant success for aiding Defense Counsel with their last minute mediation and trial preparations.

Education

Tom has five years post-secondary education with a Business Communication Diploma with majors in television and radio journalism, public relations, and photojournalism.

Tom studied for three years at the University of British Columbia before transferring to Alberta where he completed a Business Communication Diploma. Since that time Tom has achieved his AIIC designation and continues to study through continuing courses with the Insurance Institute of Canada and the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Personal

Tom is nearing completion of certification to become a Personal Trainer, is active in outdoor recreational activities including skiing, water skiing, climbing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and fitness training. These activities not only are done for personal enjoyment, but to allow Tom to keep up with the very active members of the outdoor recreational industry that he deals with on a daily basis.