United Adjusters, LLC

A Grouping of Connecticut's Finest Public Insurance Adjusters

Member Firms

Tancreti, Phipps, Hoffman & Biller • Biller Adjusting by Jon • P.A. Inc.

Biographies of Principals

Alan B. TancretiAlan B. Tancreti has been a public adjuster for over 18 years. Prior to becoming a public adjuster, he worked over 10 years in an independent insurance adjusting company. Before he began his career in insurance adjusting, Alan owned a construction company specializing in fire restoration work. A graduate of Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Alan holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and National Guard. He has served in numerous staff and command positions in the National Guard, including engineering for all state military facilities. Alan is also a veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm, and a lifelong resident of North Haven.

Sanders 'Sandy' HoffmanSanders "Sandy" Hoffman worked 13 years as an independent adjuster and four years with the American International Group as Staff General Adjuster and has been a public adjuster for 16 years. He coordinated numerous storm operations throughout the US., and has conducted insurance seminars and adjuster training courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a former high school baseball umpire and is still active as a basketball official with the International Association of Basketball Officials (IAAB0). Sandy is a native of Southington, CT.


Jon D. BillerJon David Biller is also a managing partner at the law firm of Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zito. He has litigated throughout Connecticut and in Federal Court. He is also licensed in the State of New York. As an attorney, Jon has successfully established legal precedent on behalf of consumers who have suffered property losses and in the resolution of complex insurance disputes. He is a former member of the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals and a former Insurance Commissioner for the Town of Trumbull. He is currently a member of the Connecticut Bar Association Executive Committee, Insurance Section, as well as a member of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.


Damian Biller MendelDamian Biller Mendel has been working as a licensed public insurance adjuster since 1997. He represents the 3rd generation of public insurance adjusters in his family. He is proud to continue the tradition of helping the insured public with excellent service and leveling the playing field between the Insured and the Insurance Company. Damian studied at Arizona State University and Yale University. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Brian F. Phipps"Honor, Integrity, Courage, Loyalty, Respect, Selflessness, Service, Duty...
General Brian F. Phipps didn't just understand these words, he lived them every day of his life, whether in uniform or not. This was his lifestyle; a lifestyle admired by all of us who were privileged to have known him..."

Brian F. Phipps passed away on November 2, 2006. He worked as a public adjuster for over 15 years, specializing in policy interpretation and business interruption claims. Prior to becoming a public insurance adjuster, Brian worked in an independent insurance adjusting company as a property claims manager with an expertise in large, complicated losses.

Having served a combat tour in Vietnam, Brian was retired from the Army Reserve, as well as the National Guard, where he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General (CT) upon retirement. Brian also served as a Police Commissioner in his home town of Ansonia, CT.

Brian was an excellent organizer and a tireless worker. He was quiet and calm; thoughtful and fair-minded. The entire insurance adjusting community has lost a true professional and an honorable man.


Biographies of Member Firms

Tancreti, Phipps, Hoffman & Biller was originally founded as Tancreti, Phipps & Hoffman in 1992. The firm became Tancreti, Phipps, Hoffman & Biller in 1998.

Biller Adjusting by Jon
Jon Biller started as a public adjuster in 1978 and continues the family tradition of public adjusting to this day.

P.A. Inc.
The firm was started in 1995 by Marv and Marcia Leonard. Marv has over 35 years of experience as a public adjuster. Marcia previously worked for The Hartford Insurance Company before joining her husband in business.