Jennifer Gibbs
Senior Associate
Dallas
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4255
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Jennifer L. Gibbs

Jennifer's practice is devoted to insurance coverage and litigation.  Jennifer has experience in a broad range of litigation matters involving first party property, reinsurance, general liability, directors and officers and environmental liability coverage issues.  Jennifer has been involved in numerous first party property and reinsurance claims arising out of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.  Prior to law school, Jennifer worked as both a risk manager and an independent insurance agent, specializing in large commercial property exposures.

In 2013, Jennifer received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Liability Insurance through the LL. M in Insurance Law program at University of Connecticut School of Law.  She will also be serving as Program Co-Chair for the ABA TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee 2014 Spring Meeting. 

In 2012, Jennifer received the Advocate designation from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), a dedicated team of professors, judges and practicing lawyers who believe that skilled and ethical advocacy is a critical component of legal professionalism and all systems of dispute resolution that seek justice.  Jennifer has been asked to serve as a faculty member for NITA’s Trial Skills program in Dallas, Texas.

Jennifer is in her second year as a student in the L.L.M. in Insurance Law program at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Representative Matters

Represented commercial property insurer in multi-million dollar property hail loss involving rural independent school district.

Represented commercial property insurers in multi-layered property insurance program in several litigated matters resulting from Hurricane Ike.

All Metals Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., (Insurance coverage dispute over the number of occurrences relating to an interruption of electrical service during the operation of a large rotary furnace)

Obtained dismissal of property insurance coverage case arising from Hurricane Katrina via peremptory exception of prescription. Ruling was sustained by a Louisiana Court of Appeals.

Represented commercial property insurer in $23 million coverage litigation arising from damage to nursing home facilities allegedly caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Litigated and resolved numerous first party property claims arising from damage to apartment complexes in and around the Houston area caused by Hurricane Ike.

Represented insurers in multi-million dollar business interruption claim for hospital complex caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Articles & Presentations

"Property Insurance May Mitigate Ebola-Related Losses," Insurance Law360, November 3, 2014, author

"Surplus Lines Insurance in Texas: A Dark Horse," Texas Law360, March 9, 2014, co-author

"Herculean Metaphors, Other Peculiarities Of Heller v. ACE," Texas Law360, January 7, 2014, author

"Scope Of Appraisal Continues To Be Problematic In Texas," Texas Law360, November 6, 2013, author

"Baseless Claims In Texas Now Have Financial Consequences," Texas Law360, September 30, 2013, author

"Mediation Opening Statements:  You Gotta Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em," TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee Fall 2013 Newsletter, Fall 2013, co-author

“Harmonizing Collapse Coverage,” ABA TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee 2013 Spring Meeting, co-author and presenter

"10 Issues For Property Insurers Of Hard-Luck Insureds," Insurance Law360, July 19, 2012, co-author

"Myths and Realities of Bad Faith Claims in the United States," Subrogation Association of North Texas, June 2012, presenter

"Texas Bad Faith Update: Overview and Emerging Trends," Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas, January 2010, presenter 

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