PRACTICE AREAS
Insurance and ERISA Litigation

The Firm has extensive experience handling insurance-related issues for its clients. Clients include insurance companies, risk management pools, ERISA plans, plan sponsors and administrators. The Firm counsels its insurance clients on matters such as regulatory compliance and review of agreements for insurance services, brokerage services, and interlocal agreements among governmental entities. The Firm's lawyers also handle a broad spectrum of insurance litigation, including:

  • Coverage actions based on
      • Comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies
      • Directorsí and officersí liability (D&O) policies
      • Errors and omissions (E&O) policies
      • Employment practices liability (EPLI) policies
      • Professional liability insurance
      • Disability insurance
      • Health insurance (both direct patient and provider actions)
  • Claims concerning alleged agent misrepresentations, improper claims handling, and underwriting errors
  • Interpleader actions
  • Suits seeking rescission based on misrepresentations in the application process
  • Litigation involving disputed beneficiaries, exclusionary clauses, and other issues related to life insurance policies
  • Prompt payment actions
  • ERISA litigation, including claims for benefits and for alleged violations of statutory duties
  • Construction defect claims
  • Suits alleging bad faith and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).

Gary Alfred
Linda Broocks
James Hall