Trial Experience

Our recent trial history is a reflection of the dedication and experience we give to our clients and cases we are hired to handle, as follows:

 

2011 - Williams vs. State Farm - Underinsured motorist claim against company - 58th District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $50,000.00 - Jury Trial - Take Nothing Judgment

 

2011 - AEA Insurance Agencies, Inc. vs A-Affordable Insurance Agency, Inc. - Suit against insurance agency for non-payment of purchase of agency assets pursuant to contract - 10th District Court, Galveston County - damages in excess of $125,000.00 - Won - Jury Trial - Judgment for plaintiff for $288,000.00

 

2010 - Kelly vs. Encompass Indemnity Company - Insurance Claim and bad faith claim against company - 260th District Court, Orange County - Jury trial - Mistrial

 

2010 - Crane vs. Fortenberry - defended lawsuit for collection- plaintiff alleged purchase of breast augmentation surgery was loan; defendant alleged surgery was a gift - Justice Court, Jefferson County Trial before court - Won - Judgment for defendant

 

2009 - Blincoe vs. State Farm - Underinsured motorist claim against company - 60th District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $50,000.00 - Jury Trial - Take Nothing Judgment

 

2008 - Henson vs. State Farm - Underinsured motorist claim against company - 172nd District Court, Jefferson County - Jury trial - Verdict for Plaintiff - Plaintiff awarded $10,745.59

 

2006 - Harrison vs. State Farm Lloyds - Hurricane Rita claim (first Hurricane Rita case to go to trial) - Justice Court, Chambers County - Dismissed by Justice Court; Appealed to County Court - Dismissed by County Court

 

2006 - Kerr, d/b/a RPM Cycle & Supply vs. Chandler, et al - represented plaintiff against event organizer - Justice Court, Jasper County Trial before court - Won - Judgment for plaintiff

 

2004 - James and Wilson vs. Morris Moore Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. - suit against auto dealership - 365th District Court, Hardin County - Jury trial - Verdict for defendant

 

2001 - Smith vs. Allstate - Underinsured motorist claim against company - 172nd District Court - damages in excess of $100,000.00 - Won - Judgment N.O.V.

 

2001 - Chevis vs. Chaudhary - Third-party claim (three-car rear-end collision) - 58th District Court - damages sought in excess of $100,000.00 - Jury trial - Verdict for defendant

 

1999 - Gall vs. Allstate - Fire Claim and bad faith claim against company - 172nd District Court - damages in excess of $5,000,000.00 - Jury trial - 7 days - Won - Jury found arson

 

1998 - Owens vs. Dubea - Premises Liability - 60th Judicial District court - damages in excess of $15,000,000.00 - Won

 

1997 - Anderson vs. State Farm - Fire claim - U.S. District Court - damages in excess of $100,000.00 - Won

 

1997 - Cook vs. Allstate - Flood Policy claim - U.S. District Court - settled after 6 days of trial - for amount offered in Offer of Judgment

 

1996 - State Farm vs. Nguyen - Fire Claim D/J action - U.S. District Court - damages in excess of $100,000.00 - Won - Jury found arson

 

1996 - Woods vs. State Farm - Appeal of jury verdict - 5th Circuit Court of Appeals - Oral argument before Court - Won appeal

 

1996 - State Farm vs. Woods - Fire Claim D/J action - U.S. District Court - damages in excess of $250,000.00 - Won - insured appealed to U.S. Court of Appeals - won in appeal after oral argument

 

1996 - Galloway vs. Roby (Allstate Insurance Agent) - flood insurance claim and bad faith claim against agent - 58th District Court - damages in excess of $350,000.00 - Won

 

1996 - Domec & Oliver vs. State Farm - claim against insured/insured against company (child molestation case) - 58th District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $1,000,000.00 - insurance policy did not cover liability - Won (summary judgment)

 

1996 - Henderson vs. Farmers Insurance Company - asbestos claim (homeowners) against company and agent - Angelina County District Court - Won (summary judgment)

 

1996 - Ammerman vs. Dugar - third-party claim (injury to child) - 172nd District Court, Jefferson County - Won

 

1995 - Reed vs. Henderson (State Farm insured) - Homeowner’s liability claim - claim against insured/insured’s son (sexual assault) - 172nd District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $5,000,000.00 - Jury trial - 6 weeks - Won

 

1994 - Powell vs. State Farm - Fire Claim and bad faith claim against company and adjuster - 172nd District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $10,000,000.00 - Jury trial - 9-1/2 weeks - Won - Jury found arson

 

1994 - Broussard, et ux vs. State Farm - Insurance claim was settled, then plaintiff filed suit against defendant and insurance adjuster to recover more money 163rd District Court, Orange County - damages in excess of $25,000.00, plus punitive damages - Jury trial - 5 days - Jury verdict for Defendant

 

1994 - Rodriguez vs. St. George Steel and Great Western Leasing - represented plaintiff in suit in federal court against company transporting hazardous conditions resulting in auto accident (3 deaths) - Jury trial - 5 days - Jury verdict for Plaintiffs - $300,000.00

 

1987 - Bailey vs. Nobile - suit for damages to child’s eye during BB gun war - 60th District Court, Jefferson County - damages in excess of $100,000.00 - Jury trial - 7 days - mixed verdict - case settled for medical specials during appeal

 

1986 - Herrin vs. State Farm - suit brought in federal court against insurance company to recover claimed proceeds from fire insurance policy - company defended on arson and misrepresentation - Jury trial - 8 days - Jury verdict for defendant