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David Smagata
David Smagata

Vice President, Claims, Chief Legal Officer

David oversees the ATE & BTE Claims Department and is the Chief Legal Officer for DAS Legal Protection Inc. David brings a rare blend of legal, claims and operation experience, audit and risk management skills, and demonstrated management capabilities. He has substantial experience in senior management and executive roles in insurance companies.

Adrian Reyes
Adrian Reyes

Manager, Claims

Adrian is the Claims Manager at DAS, overseeing the day-to-day claims operations of both the ATE and BTE departments. Adrian has worked in all aspects of the insurance industry including: managing a busy brokerage in Tampa, Florida, as a bilingual claims analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield, as in-house counsel at Aviva Canada and finally as Claims Manager at DAS. Adrian joined DAS in 2016 and since then has made significant improvements to the operational functioning of the department.

Stacey Campbell

Team Lead, Claims

Stacey is a Claims Analyst in the BTE Department. Stacey comes to DAS with a long history in insurance and litigation. Stacey cites that her daily motivation is to assist our customers in their time of need. She truly enjoys the opportunity to connect with our Insureds and assist them in solving their varied disputes.

Elena Liang
Elena Liang

Team Lead, Claims

Elena is a Claims Analyst in the ATE Department & also adjusts on select BTE claims. Elena has worked in the legal sector for over 10 years as both a Legal Assistant and Law Clerk. Elena believes that the diverse culture of DAS makes it a great place to work. She enjoys coming to work and becoming acquainted with co-workers from diverse backgrounds and loves the opportunity it gives her to broaden her perspective on the world.

Shaleena Ramanah
Shaleena Ramanah

Claims Analyst

Shaleena is a Bilingual Claims Analyst in the BTE Department. Shaleena’s insurance journey is a deeply personal one. Shaleena’s approach to adjusting is to approach claims and Insureds with empathy, promptness, fairness and integrity. In 2017, in her previous role, she scored the highest nationally within Chubb for meeting their Best Practices protocol.

Chris Rowlinson
Chris Rowlinson

Claims Analyst

Chris is a Claims Analyst in the BTE Department focusing on our condo and strata programs. Chris came to DAS with a wealth of experience in auto property damage claims, general property damage and accident benefits. Since Chris has taken the lead on our condo/strata claims, there has been a noted significant decrease in customer concerns regarding service and coverage decisions. Two of the three pillars of Chris’ life are a love of learning and a desire to help others. He leverages these in the engaged and empathic customer service he provides to our brokers and Insureds.

Shantal Patel

Claims Analyst

Shantal is a Claims Analyst in the BTE Department. Shantal comes to DAS with a rich background in insurance and litigation. She has worked in civil litigation for the past 12 years with the last 8 years focused on insurance defence. Shantal credits her role at DAS with allowing her the opportunity to achieve her life-long dream of becoming a Claims Analyst. DAS, she notes, has provided her with the perfect transition from legal to claims.

Jackie Estrada

Bilingual Claims Analyst

Jackie is a Bilingual Claims Analyst in the BTE Department specializing in the Quebec Civil Code and municipal law. Jackie’s love of claims involving litigation against municipalities stems from her brief stint as a city counselor in Quebec. In 2013 she won her local election in the riding of Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu with 70% of the vote and oversaw the portfolios of Technology, Culture and Boys & Girls Clubs for 3 municipalities. Jackie notes that one of the joys of working at DAS is that each day provides a challenge and something new to learn.

Danielle Blachford

Claims Analyst

Danielle is a Claims Analyst in the BTE Department. Danielle loves being able to help our policyholders with their diverse needs. She leverages her active listening skills and tries to put herself in theirs shoes. Danielle believes that empathy is key to understanding and meeting clients’ needs and is the centre of not only showing, but also protecting our company’s values and assets.