James Montalbano

James Montalbano

Public Adjuster

Professional Profile

James Montalbano joined Jansen/Adjusters International in 2017. Serving as a licensed Public Adjuster, he specializes in representing the policyholder in the settlement of policy claims ranging from $200K - $4M+.

Prior to joining the team, James managed commercial construction build outs in the $200K-$1M+ range for retail and hospitality projects, including concession and retail projects at NRG Stadium and Minute Maid Field. Additionally, James negotiated delivery contracts for a chemical company with the major rail carriers, giving him the negotiating skills to work with insurance carriers.

James is a McCombs Business School graduate of the University of Texas and a member of the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA). Dedicated to helping business owners and homeowners obtain their full settlement, he brings contract negotiation expertise and commercial construction leadership to the organization.

James has co-authored two articles in the November 2021 and January 2022 editions of Today's Hotelier magazine. 

Disaster Experience

James has worked on many commercial and homeowner’s insurance claims related to hurricanes and tornadoes.

  • Hurricane Harvey (2017)
  • Tornado Outbreak in Dallas (2017)
  • Hurricane Sally (2020)
  • Hurricane Delta (2020)
  • Winter Storm Uri (2021)

Public Adjusting Licenses

  • Florida: #W546819
  • Louisiana: #770613
  • Oklahoma: #3000243493
  • Texas: #2269332

Professional Involvement

James Montalbano is licensed to practice in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida. He holds membership in several professional organizations related to the community that he serves.

Personal Affiliations

James is a life member and a 20+ year volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Its mission is to promote agriculture and year-round educational support for Texas youth.

He enjoys saltwater fishing and is also a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and restoring fish impacted by overfishing on the Texas coast.

Additionally, James holds life memberships to the Texas Exe’s, the University of Texas’ official alumni association, and the Texas Parents Association.