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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Insurance: 70%
    32 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Appeals: 10%
    32 years

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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC

3800 Ross Tower
500 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX, 75201-6659

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC

500 N Akard St Ste 3800
Dallas, TX, 75201-6659



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Texas Super LawyerN/A2005
Leading Individuals in the field of Insurance LawN/A2005
Texas Super LawyerN/A2004
Texas Super LawyerN/A2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasCo-chair2006 - Present
Appellate Subcommittee of the Section of LitigationVice Chair1992 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationChair1992 - Present
Mack Taylor InnMemberN/A
Dallas Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Tort & Insurance Practice SectionMember2005 - 2006
Tort & Insurance SectionMember2005 - 2006
State Bar of TexasChair2001 - 2002
State Bar of TexasVice Chair2000 - 2001
State Bar of TexasSecretary1999 - 2000
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Amicus Curiae CommitteeMember1990 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Insurance JournalInsurability of Punitive Damages2006
Texas Insurance JournalInsurability of Punitive Damages2000
ABA CoverageBusse Arrives in Texas Via Matagorda: The Right of Reimbursement1998
7 ABA Coverage 41Unreasonably Unclear--Bad Faith Set-Back1997
6 ABA Coverage 1An Affair to Forget: Texas Supreme Court Drives a Stake Into Sweetheart Deals,1996
46 Sw. L.J. 221Texas Survey--Insurance Law1993
45 Sw. L.J. 461Texas Survey--Insurance Law1991
44 Sw. L.J. 329Texas Survey--Insurance Law1990
43 Sw. L.J. 343Texas Survey--Insurance Law1989
42 Sw. L.J. 389Texas Survey--Insurance Law1988
Chapter 3, Pretrial Volume - Lawyers Cooperative Publishing/American Inn of Court Foundation - Texas Practice Guide SeriesPartiesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Basic Course in Construction LawInsurance Basics for the Construction Law Practitioner — Explanation of Types of Insurance Policies Used in Construction Industries2005
Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Insurance Law Telephone SeminarsTurning Up the Heat and Deepening the Pocket2005
State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Insurance Law Section CLE ProgramTurning Up the Heat and Deepening the Pocket2005
American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE SeminarDancing After the Party is Over: How to Keep the Judgment Debtor Policyholder Out of Bankruptcy While Litigating Coverage2005
Dallas Bar Association, Noon at the Belo Mansion, CLEInsurance Coverage for Punitive Damages2005
State Bar of Texas 2004 Annual Meeting, Insurance Law SectionDuty to Defend, Stowers and Extrinsic Evidence: Traps for the Wary2004
exas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Insurance, Litigation and YouThe Impact of Insurance in Litigation, “Insurance Lawyer’s Guide to Post Verdict Issues,”2004
State Bar of Texas, 1st Annual Advanced Insurance Law CourseThe Declaratory Judgment Action - Panacea or Pox?2004
The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal EducationBefore the Ink is Dry-An Insider=s Look at the New Tort and Insurance Legislation2003
Advanced Civil Appellate Practice CourseInsurance Law Update2002
State Bar of Texas 2002 Annual Meeting, Insurance Law SectionInsurer Good Faith: When Does it End?2002
State Bar of Texas, Ultimate Insurance Seminar 2001Griffin & Matagorda — Duty to Defend: 8 Corners, Reimbursement and More?2001
State Bar of Texas; Annual MeetingSettlement Issues in Texas B Stowers & Beyond2000
Dallas Bar Association - Appellate SectionSuspending Enforcement of Judgment During Appeal2000
Lorman Education Services, Insurance Bad Faith Claims in TexasFirst Party Bad Faith in Texas: To Be Or Not To Be!and Reservation of Rights1999
State Bar of Texas; Annual MeetingDefense Perspective on Punitive Damage Coverage Issues1999
Dallas Bar Association, Insurance Law SectionMcMains vs. Huddleston--Debate Over Recent Developments in Texas Insurance Law1998
Lorman Education Services, Bad Faith Litigation in TexasReservation of Rights, Bad Faith in Texas: It’s Alive! and First-Party Bad Faith1998
UnknownThe Shifting Winds of Texas Bad Faith Law1997
UnknownStowers — A Little Bit or a Lot??1997