Our People

These wonderful folks deserve the most credit for our success.

If we can be called successful it is certainly because of their loyalty and dedication to Permian Claim Service, Inc. We feel we have the best insurance claim service in the Southwest. Our standards are the highest and our goals are to give the best service to you, your customers and agents.

In addition to the experience and qualifications listed here, many of our people are actively involved in our communities serving as board-members for various non-profit organizations and charities.

David Cherry (President, CEO and Senior Adjuster) is a native of Odessa. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Permian Basin with a BS degree in Engineering. He has 23 years of experience handling workers compensation and general liability claims, specializing in self-funded accounts for governmental entities.

Robert DeWoody (Senior All Lines Insurance Adjuster) attended Stephen F. Austin University and has spent over 36 years in the auto and body repair business. He has worked for Commercial Union Insurance Group, Trinity Universal Insurance Company, and Lindsey and Newsom before joining Permian Claim Service. Robert has attended many automotive repair seminars and schools to stay up to date.

Sherman Smith (Senior All Lines Insurance Adjuster) is a native of West Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a SSA degree. His basic training was with Employers Casualty Company where he stayed for 12 years. He was also the risk manager for Yale E. Key, Inc., where he received extensive experience in the handling of oilfield equipment and related casualty investigations.

All of the above are fully licensed by the State of Texas.

Tina Newman is our Office Manager, and Secretary/Treasurer


We are approved by many of the major stop loss carriers in the nation.

The State of Texas licenses us as A Third Party Administrator. We are members of the Texas Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters.

We have recently received an Entity License by the State of Texas. To say the least, we are very proud of our organization. We feel we have the best
insurance claim service in the Southwest. Our standards are the highest and our goals are to give the best service to you, your customers and agents.

Thank you for taking your busy time to review our family of dedicated people, whose ambition is to serve you well.