Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr., CEO of Houston Auto Appraisers, is a well known and respected expert and consultant in the automotive industry. He holds numerous licenses and credentials as an ASE Certified Mechanic, I-Car Collision Specialist, Licensed Auto Appraiser, Insurance Adjuster, Umpire, Mediator, Arbitrator, Classic Car Judge, and Vintage Car Historian. An IACP Certified Auto Appraiser and Field Inspector, Mr. Bent offers appraisal services to insurance companies, attorneys, banks, credit unions, lenders, agricultural credit corporations, accountants, government agencies, auctioneers, farmers, ranchers, transportation companies, and individual consumers. He provides the following selected consulting services:
KPRC 2 Houston News Interview with Roy Bent on Diminished Value Mr. Bent is the seated President of the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers (BOCAA), a National Professional Appraisal Credentialing Organization that has trained, tested, and certified over 2,400 students under his leadership in the practices of IACP Certified Auto Appraisals and Litigation assistance. In addition to his appraisal services, Mr. Bent offers Appraisal Training Certification courses designed to properly train and educate the appraiser with the minimum requirements set forth by the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers. BOCAA courses include:
Jack G. Cohen has been involved in the Automobile Industry for over 30 years, wholesaling and retailing, and running several dealerships and franchises. Mr. Cohen has been retained as an expert witness over a dozen times since 2015. His services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He consults with attorneys, dealers, consumers, and insurance companies.
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Steven Proto is a Certified Auto Appraiser (IAAA Certified USAAP compliant) expert with over 20 years of experience as an Auto Valuation Expert.
Mr. Proto's expertise is in Fraud Investigations, including diminished value, dealer vs. dealer disputes, prior accident damage detection, and classic car valuations. He serves as an Auto Mediator Umpire and established and maintains markets in automotive vehicles, inspecting vehicles, appraising vehicles, dealer transactions, and arbitration disputes for top tier auto franchises (the largest auto retailers in the world).
Litigation Support - Mr. Proto is qualified to testify in State Court and in arbitration proceedings as an Automotive Expert in Vehicle Valuation and Dealer Fraud. He can assist in the discovery stage to ensure clients are able to document real damage or the bogus nature of fraudulent claims. Mr. Proto serves as an expert witnesses for both plaintiff and defendant.
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