– The Firm’s expertise in this area covers the defense of property, casualty, commercial and surplus lines, and life insurance carriers. Specifically, this includes litigating routine and complex coverage disputes, breach of contract and bad-faith claims, Deceptive Trade Practices and Insurance Code violation claims, extra-contractual damage claims, as well as providing coverage analysis. Our legal team provides pre-litigation coordination and litigation defense of these claims. Our experience includes the representation of insureds under all types of liability coverages such as aviation, personal injury, professional and medical malpractice. We handle personal injury cases that include negligence actions, such as simple motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, construction, and products liability. Furthermore, our experience in professional malpractice actions involves medical practitioners, attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, and real estate agents and brokers.
We have also represented clients in fidelity and surety insurance, title insurance, and worker’s compensation matters. We handle cases involving coverage matters that may include the representation of excess carriers in dealing with other insurance companies and insolvent primary insurance companies. In addition, we participate in defense actions against insurance companies that may include any type of bad faith action and unfair claims settlement practice claims. Similarly, we have experience in property and casualty insurance matters and commercial insurance matters.
Transportation – Our expertise in this area covers the vast shipping community to include shippers, carriers, brokers and freight forwarders who experience a wide variety of problems in the logistical transportation of goods and passengers. Specifically, this area encompasses commercial litigation for Carmack/Cargo claims, Department of Transportation and other regulatory compliance and filings, seizure of units, and Trucking & Bus personal injury claims. Our legal team provides the initial investigation of such claims, pre-litigation coordination and litigation defense.
Commercial – Our expertise in this area covers the defense of property, casualty, commercial and surplus lines, and life insurance carriers. Specifically, this includes litigating routine and complex coverage disputes, breach of contract and bad-faith claims, Deceptive Trade Practices and Insurance Code violation claims, extra-contractual damage claims, as well as providing coverage analysis. Our legal team provides pre-litigation coordination and post-litigation defense of these claims.
Appellate – Our attorneys have experience handling cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court and Texas Appellate courts.
Construction – Our expertise in this area covers a wide range of general bodies of law that are applied to construction industry specific issues. Specifically, this area encompasses contractual claims concerning defect, breach of warranty and delay, the transactional construction process to include bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, and claims of professional negligence associated with the different types of business relationships among various engineering and architectural professionals that serve the construction industry. Our legal team can provide initial investigation of such claims, pre-litigation coordination and post-litigation defense of these claims.
Our expertise in this area covers a wide range of legal issues including construction claims, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, and construction contracts.
Tort Defense – Our expertise in this area involves the representation and defense of companies and individuals involved in all areas of personal injury litigation. Our legal team has extensive experience in handling cases involving premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and allegations of general negligence.
Employment – Our employment practice encompasses an extensive group of employment-related litigation including civil rights, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination/breach of employment agreement, EEG and affirmative action, workers’ compensation, and non-competitive agreements, as well as representation at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Commission on Human Rights, and the Department of Labor.
We are equally experienced in counseling our clients in the practical areas of human resource management. We assist in developing and drafting employment procedures, developing grievance procedures, and devising personnel policy manuals for supervisors and employees.
Our legal services also include helping clients structure employee evaluation systems and promotion and transfer policies, develop affirmative action and/or EEO plans, implement drug testing procedures, draft non-competition agreements. Training supervisors and managers in the effective use of employee discipline and discharge and drafting and implementing procedures to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act are also our areas of expertise.
Healthcare Liability / Professional Liability – Our expertise in this area involves the representation of hospitals, nurses, doctors, nursing homes, pharmacists, dentists and other healthcare providers. Specifically, we have extensive experience representing healthcare providers in lawsuits involving allegations of medical malpractice, nursing negligence and hospital liability in state and federal court. Our legal team provides pre-litigation coordination including in-services, in-depth coordination, support and analysis during litigation, and appellate work if indicated. Our legal team also represents healthcare professionals before the Texas Board of Nursing and Texas Medical Board.
Environmental – Our knowledge of legislative and regulatory trends at local, state, and federal levels enables the Firm to practice preventive law on behalf of clients who may perceive an environmental concern, but cannot pinpoint and assess a potential risk or exposure. Preventive management of risk by involving multi-disciplined professionals with legal and engineering expertise can prove most cost effective in meeting client needs. Prevention and mitigation when possible is generally preferred by clients to cure and remediation.
The Firm’s Environmental Law attorneys combine previous governmental service with backgrounds in litigation, real estate, construction, utilities and public law that enables them to fully integrate their knowledge and services with the Firm’s other attorneys that specialize in non-environmental areas.
Our Environmental Law attorneys routinely appear before local, state, and federal public agencies in negotiation and administrative law roles for both public and private clients. The Firm has represented both applicants and opponents to contested facility permit hearings and represents clients in litigation in both state and federal district courts. Additionally, the Firm maintains political awareness across the state through active membership in numerous trade organizations and performs legislative monitoring, drafting and lobbying for clients.
Financial Institutions – Our Firm represents financial institutions in all aspects of banking including: operations, lending, collections, corporate and regulatory. Our Firm is capable of handling all aspects of the foreclosure process including the review of loan documents and title reports, preparation of all applicable demand and acceleration letters to borrowers and guarantors, preparation of affidavits, notices of posting and substitute trustee deeds. We also act as substitute trustee and conduct foreclosure sales for our clients.
Product Liability – Our expertise in this area covers legal problems arising from unintentional wrongs of third parties. Specifically, this area encompasses product liability, various tort claims, premises claims, and wrongful death and survival claims. Our legal team will provide rapid response and initial investigation of such claims, pre-litigation coordination and post-litigation defense.
Medical Device / Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation – Our expertise in this area involves the representation of companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution and/or sale of medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Specifically, our legal team has extensive experience in representing companies and individuals involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs in state and federal court. Our legal team’s expertise and experience includes the representation of clients involved in high profile medical device and pharmaceutical drug litigation, including Mass Tort Litigation and Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in Federal Court.
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