Practice Areas

Insurance REGULATORY & Litigation

The attorneys of Davis & Wright's Insurance Regulatory & Litigation Group provide advice and counsel to executive and senior management, boards of directors, and claims and underwriting staff of property and casualty carriers on a full range of corporate, regulatory, and legislative issues.  We understand our clients' business and how legal and regulatory challenges interact with the remainder of those operations.  Our services include:

  • Representation before the Texas Department of Insurance
  • Regulatory oversight and compliance
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement actions
  • Administrative hearings
  • Consumer complaints
  • Corporate communications
  • Advice and counsel on legislative affairs
  • Inter-company dispute resolution
  • Agency relations and disputes
  • Staff training and education
  • Employment matters
  • Reinsurance
  • Policy drafting and phase-in
  • Underwriting guidelines
  • Claims policies and procedures
  • Policyholder communications
  • Vendor agreements
  • Conservation and liquidation

Our attorneys have extensive experience with first and third party practice in direct representation of insurance companies.  We assist on a full range of property damage, general liability, and professional liability exposures from claims handling through mediation, civil trials, appeals or administrative proceedings.  Services include:

  • Claims handling advice & counsel
  • Investigation & examinations 
  • Risk assessment
  • Coverage opinions
  • Declaratory judgment
  • Expert testimony
  • Fraud investigation
  • Litigation guidelines
  • Litigation strategy and management
  • Coordinating counsel for mass and serial litigation
  • Administration of litigation policies and directives
  • Electronic discovery for mass and serial litigation
  • Litigation and trial of first party lawsuits, including allegations of “bad faith,” insurance code violations, and deceptive trade practices
  • Class action and mass action defense
  • Premium-related disputes
  • Retrospectively-rated premium
  • Litigation and trial of general liability and professional liability claims