Dallas Bar Association

Tort & Insurance Practice Section

Membership includes tort and insurance trial and coverage lawyers on both sides of the docket, corporate risk managers and in-house insurance industry lawyers. CLE presentations offer competing views on cutting edge issues and explore the intricacies and interwoven nature of tort and insurance law. The section also offers a variety of opportunities to join with colleagues in serving the Dallas community.

Meeting Schedule:

The Section generally meets at noon on the 1st Tuesday of each month on the first floor of the historic Belo Mansion in the Winstead Sechrest Ballroom in the Pavillion.

Upcoming Section Meetings for 2014 will be as follows:

 OOO January 7
February 4
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 9
October 7
November 4
December 2

  


Section Officers:

Name: Micah Skidmore
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP
Firm Address: 2323 Victory Ave., Suite 700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214-651-5654
Email:  micah.skidmore@haynesboone.com

Name: Lisa Songy
Officer Position: Chair Elect
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 4600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214-245-3063
Email: lsongy@shannongracey.com

Name: Eric Bowers
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
Firm Address: 700 N. Pearl Street, 25th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-871-8200
Email: ebowers@thompsoncoe.com

Name: Tarron Gartner
Officer Position: Secretary/Treasurer
Firm: Cooper & Scully, P.C.
Firm Address: 900 Jackson Street, Ste. 100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-712-9500
Email: tarron.gartner@cooperscully.com

Name: Frank Giunta
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Demarest & Giunta, P.L.L.C.
Firm Address: 4040 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 850
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214-370-5200
Email:  frank@lofglaw.com

Name: Rob Crain
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Crain Lewis, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 3400 Carlisle Avenue, Suite 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: (214) 522-9404
Email: rcrain@crainlewis.com


Resource Links

 

 


Section Membership

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tort & Insurance Practices Section, please send a letter of request and a $25.00 membership fee to:
DBA
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage


 

Section Downloads:

Spring Training--Jurisdiction Summary (Hart)

Spring Training--Insurance Basics for Trial Lawywers PowerPoint(Dedman)

Spring Training--E-Discovery PowerPoint (Kent)

Spring Training--Maximizing Your Mediation (Zelesky)

Spring Training--Documentary Evidence PowerPoint (Schmidt)

Spring Training--Voir Dire PowerPoint (Moody)

Spring Training--Avoiding Malpractice and the Grievance Committee PowerPoint (Tobey)

February 2007: Paul K. Stafford and Bobby M. Rubarts, Policyholder's Perspective on the Right to Independent Counsel

September 2006: John C. Tollefson, Absent a Contractual Provision in the Insurance Policy, A Policyholder Should Not Have the Right to Select Counsel...

August 2006: James W. Walker, Changes in the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Governing Advertisement in the Public Media

July 2006: Mark S. McQuality: Residential Construction Contracts & The Texas Residential Construction Commission Act

Workers Compensation Non-Subscribers Case Law Update, by Jerry Fazio (June 2007)

Top 10 Commercial Hurricane Damage Claims Disputes

Selection Process for Private Investigator Services

Why Do Jurors Blame the Victim?

Why Do Jurors Blame the Victim? Powerpoint Presentation

Ethical Issues in Litigation by Professor Linda Eads

Jury Selection Authority by Judge Jim Jordan (PowerPoint that Provides Cases You Should Know and Have at Court

"Paid & Incurred: Section 41.0105 -- Restating the Obvious or Blazing a New Trail?," by Mike Huddleston

Adventures in Error Preservation

Fifth Circuit Update (11/2/10)

Digging Up the Dirt: Skills for Effective Preparation and Taking of Depositions (11/19/10)

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Liability Insurance (11/19/10)

Tips to Avoid Malpractice (11/19/10)

Motion and Hearing Advocacy (11/19/10)

E-Discovery, 2010: How to Find It, Use It, and Produce It, by David Kent (11/19/10)

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Quentin Brogdon--Getting The Insurance Company To Pay Your Demand--April 11, 2012.pdf2.03 MB
David White--What is Happening with Texas' New Consolidated Insurance Program/Anti-Indemnity Act?--April 12, 2012.pdf954.09 KB
Adoption of Rules for Dismissals and Expedited Trials656.27 KB
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