Recent Speeches and Papers
Presented at Accredited Continuing Education Seminars and Published Articles



Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including the Challenges in Construction Defect Litigation

    The CLM Construction Conference, San Diego, California, 2019
Course Director
    State Bar of Texas, Sixteenth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2019
Priority of Coverage or: Who Picks Up the Tab at the End of the Night
    State Bar of Texas, Fourteenth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2017
The Primary Excess Relationships, Or the Cause and Effect of Helicopter Carriers
    State Bar of Texas, Twelfth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2015
Gilbert/Ewing – Contractual Liability Coverage
    State Bar of Texas, Ninth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, Dallas, Texas, 2012
Auto Coverage under General Liability Policies
    Presented at the 16th Annual Insurance Law Institute, University of Texas School of Law, 2011
Other Insurance: One, Two, Three … Not “It!”
    Presented at the 15th Annual Insurance Law Institute, University of Texas School of Law, 2010
The Application of Pollution Exclusions in Texas
    Presented at the 14th Annual Insurance Law Institute, University of Texas School of Law, 2009




Representative Cases


Colony Natl. Ins. Co. v. United Fire & Cas. Co., 667 Fed.Appx. 941 (5th Cir. 2017)
Quibodeaux v. Nautilus Ins. Co, 655 Fed.Appx. 984 (5th Cir. 2016)
Colony Ins. Co. v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., 215 F.Supp.3d 1190 (W.D.Okla. 2016)
Colony Ins. Co. v. Price, 622 Fed.Appx. 311 (5th Cir. 2015)(per curiam)
Morrison v. Fettig, et al., 630 Fed.Appx. 307 (5th Cir. 2015)(per curiam)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Texas State Sec. and Patrol, 2010 WL 3239157 (W.D.Tex. June 18, 2010)
Colony Nat. Ins. Co. v. Specialty Trailer Leasing, Inc., 620 F.Supp. 786 (N.D.Tex. 2009)
James River Ins. Co. v. Affordable Hous. of Kingsville II, Ltd., 2012 WL 1551529 (S.D.Tex. Apr.27, 2012)
Continental Cas. Co. v. Consolidated Graphics, Inc., 646 F.3d 210 (5th Cir. 2011)
National Fire Ins. Of Hartford v. C. Hodges & Associates, PLLC, 825 F.Supp.2d 792 (W.D.Tex 2011)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Villalta, 558 Fed.Appx. 404 (5th Cir. 2014)(Mem.Op)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Steinberg, 316 S.W.3d 752 (Tex.App. – Dallas 2010, pet denied)
Transport International Pool, Inc. v. Continental Ins. Co., 166 S.W.3d 781 (Tex.App. – Fort Worth 2005, no pet.)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Country Oaks Apartments Ltd., 566 F.3d 452 (5th Cir. 2009)
Trinity Universal Ins. Co. v. Emplrs Mut. Cas. Co,., 592 F.3d 687 (5th Cir. 2010)
Nat'l Fire Ins. Co. v. Entertainment Specialty Ins. Services, Inc., 485 F.Supp.2d 737 (N.D.Tex. 2007)
National Fire Ins. Co. v. NWM-Oklahoma, LLC, Inc., 546 F. Supp. 2d 1238 (W.D.Okla. 2008)
Transcontinental Ins. Co. v. Rainwater Const. Co., LLC, 509 F.3d 454, (8th Cir.(Ark.) 2007)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Nicky & Claire's Day Care, Inc., 630 F.Supp.2d 727 (W.D.Tex. 2009)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Reuter, 537 F.3d 733 (7th Cir. (Ind.) 2008)
Richmond Condominiums v. Skipworth Commercial Plumbing, Inc., 245 S.W.3d 646, (Tex.App.-Fort Worth 2008, pet. denied)
Am. S. Ins. Co. v. Buckley, 748 F.Supp.2d 610 (E.D.Tex.2010)