Whether a Fortune 500 company or a “mom-and-pop” storefront operation, risk is inherent in business. To protect against risk, insurance companies gladly accept payments for premium. Too often, however, when a business is threatened with a lawsuit or is otherwise damaged, the insurer denies coverage, leaving the insured exposed to potentially door-closing loss. When insurance companies deny coverage, a business needs an attorney with substantial knowledge and experience in matters of insurance coverage. Trevor Hall will guide you step-by-step to protect your business, carefully evaluating and analyzing all available sources of coverage from insurance.
One-Size Solutions Do Not Fit All
Insurance attorney Trevor Hall knows that each business – and each insurance claim – is unique. Trevor works with clients to determine the appropriate strategy for pursuing coverage based upon the facts unique to the circumstances. Perhaps there is a genuine dispute as to whether coverage exists under the insurance policy; perhaps the insurance company acted in bad faith in denying or handling a claim. Trevor advises clients on the optimal and most efficient approach to pursuing coverage for each claim, whether as a claim for breach of contract or as a full-blown action for bad faith.
Having participated in the recovery of over $100,000,000.00 in insurance claims for various businesses, insurance attorney Trevor Hall has the experience to take on any insurance company for any business.
For over 15 years, Trevor has represented clients in all manners of coverage disputes, including:
- Commercial General Liability
- Construction Defect Liability
- Employment Practices Liability
- Directors and Officers Liability
- Errors and Omissions
- Business Interruption
- Intellectual property
- Product liability
- Unfair claims handling
- Bad faith litigation
Select professional accomplishments include:
- Established that a liability insurer’s tender of a defense of its insured subject to a reservation of rights letter created a disqualifying conflict of interest that triggered the insured’s right to select counsel. Housing Authority of Dallas, Tex. v. Northland Ins. Co., 333 F. Supp. 2d. 595 (N.D. Tex. 2004).
- Received summary judgment that an insured’s demand for a defense was a “first party” claim within the meaning of former Texas Insurance Code Article 21.55. Travelers Indem. Co. of Connecticut v. Presbyterian Healthcare Res., 313 F. Supp. 2d. 648 (N.D. Tex. 2004).
- Obtained over $25,000,000 in insurance coverage on behalf of a private correctional facility on a judgment for wrongful death of an inmate.
- Recovered over $24,000,000 in insurance coverage on behalf of a major hotel property for water and mold damage.
- Obtained over $3,500,000 in insurance coverage on behalf of a national company facing claim for catastrophic personal injuries.
Select publications include:
- “Hi – I’m Your Lawyer; We Haven’t Met”: When May an Insured Select its Own Counsel?, Dallas Bar Association—Litigation Section, January 11, 2005 (with Ernest Martin, Jr.).
- Managing the Liability Crisis Through Insurance: Practical Tips for Corporate Counsel, 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Houston/Dallas, Texas, March/April 2003 (with Ernest Martin, Jr. and John C. Rentz).
- Insurance: The Basics for Directors & Officers of Non-Profit Corporations, 20th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, University of Texas School of Law, January 16, 2003 (with Ernest Martin, Jr., and Charles Keeble).
For any issue involving insurance coverage, contact insurance attorney Trevor Hall at the Hall Law Firm. Trevor represents clients across the State of Texas.