Swerling Milton Winnick navigates insurance issues and advocates on your behalf to get you the best possible recovery.

If you have suffered a major property loss, contact our team of experts today.

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Choose the #1 firm in New England with extensive insurance knowledge and experience.

  • SMW are top-rated Public Insurance Adjusters, consistently recognized for excellence by nearly every major local and national rating organization.

  • SMW are your advocates with extensive knowledge of claims adjusting and an aggressive history of winning big claims.

  • Our business is family operated and has been for over 100 years, through 4 generations.

  • Our team of world-class adjusters handles every aspect of your claim with a personalized in-house approach.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious property loss from a fire, flood, or other types of disasters, contact us for a free initial consultation. When choosing the best adjuster to represent you, select a firm with 100+ years of success handling the biggest claims in New England. Taking immediate action following a loss can dramatically increase the likelihood of a proper financial recovery. The adjusters at SMW will advocate on your behalf and help you receive the compensation you deserve.


What does a public adjuster do?

With over 100 years of experience, SMW have the skill and expertise to properly evaluate and aggressively pursue a wide range of Insurance Claims including: fire, flood, hurricane, disaster, business interruption, and unique claims. When making your choice to hire a Public Claims Adjuster to represent you, choose an established insurance claims leader with a proven record of successfully handling countless claims throughout New England, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and USVI.

Explain coverage,
evaluate damage, and
prepare claims

Assist and advise on
the application of your
insurance coverage

Help businesses and
individuals during and
after property losses

Work directly for
the insured with
undivided loyalty

Negotiate a settlement
with the insurer and
secure the most
favorable recovery

Provide peace
of mind when you
need it most

Meet your dedicated team

we bring together a deep roster of professionals who collaborate as one team, combining individual expertise and specialization to work together - for you. 

every team member has passed strict state examinations covering insurance law and building construction procedures and is a licensed loss adjustment expert. 

Paul Winnick


Since 1976, when he was recruited to join SMW by Bruce Swerling, Paul Winnick has built a reputation as a leader in the insurance adjustment field. Paul's hard work and dedication have allowed SMW to reach businesses and residents locally, nationally and internationally. On a daily basis, Paul brings his experience and extensive knowledge to bear in resolving the most sophisticated and complex cases for SMW clients.

Adam Swerling

Client Relations

Adam is part of the fifth generation of Swerlings to work with the SMW team. With a marketing and accounting degree and more than five years of experience in insurance adjusting, Adam works with prospective SMW clients, helping them connect with a specialized team to successfully resolve their claim.

Diane Swerling

Vice President, SPPA

Since joining SMW in 1994, Diane Swerling has proudly carried on her father's legacy. She focuses on SMW's most complex and significant cases, including major residential, business and personal property losses, and business interruption claims. In addition to representing clients, Diane manages all internal operations at SMW, insuring that everything runs smoothly so that the SMW team can focus all of their attention on client claims.

Jeffrey Winnick

Client Relations

Although Jeffrey joined the SMW team ten years ago, he has always been a part of the SMW family, as he joins in his father's footsteps helping prospective and new clients, and making sure that they are well cared-for during the claims process. "Seeing the sigh of relief - and the weight lifted - as a client realizes we are taking control of their claim, and they no longer have to worry, gives me tremendous pride."

Dayle Swerling Burke

Principal, SPPA

During her more than twenty years working diligently for SMW clients, Dayle Swerling Burke has earned a stellar reputation in the industry and with insurers. Unlike most Public Insurance Adjusters, who farm out the detailed work of cataloguing each item lost or damaged in a catastrophe, SMW is fortunate that Dayle keeps that work in-house. She spends most of her time out in the field, preparing detailed inventories of personal property in homes and buinesses.

Bryan Holtzman

Building Adjuster

With more than 15 years of experience at SMW, Bryan follows in his great-great grandfather, Solomon's, footsteps as part of the SMW family. His construction expertise allows him to help SMW accurately estimate every part of a building claim to ensure that each client finds his family or her business in a re-built home or building that exceeds expectations.


We insist on the best possible outcome for each of our clients.

We are proud to have a depth of experience and long track record of success in advocating for clients in a wide variety of insurance claims.  Satisfied clients are our best references, and we’re fortunate to receive thousands of letters of recommendation over the years.

Real Estate

"Because of your reputation, skill, knowledge and professionalism, you have been able to consistently obtain excellent results for Winn."

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Retail / Hospitality

"I do not know what I would have done if we did not hire your firm."

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"What began as an extremely traumatic event has, through time, transformed into a positive and affirming experience for my family."

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"With your experience, counsel and negotiating we convinced the insurer to begin paying the claim..."

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"Paul guided the Board of Directors and me personally through this jungle and proved to us that this firm was not just about settling with an insurance company."

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Unique Claims

"We are grateful to you and your colleagues for persevering in helping us to negotiate a fair and ample settlement."

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