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Brad Brewer
Partner
Dallas
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4252
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Brad E. Brewer

Texas Lawyer • National Lawyer


Brad has spent his life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  He grew up in DFW and received his undergraduate education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. After college, he acted as a general contractor building over 200 homes in the DFW area before obtaining his law degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He started his law practice in Arlington, Texas, serving local clients and acting as City Attorney for Pantego, Texas.  Brad has spent the last 17 years practicing from the firm's Dallas office representing clients in federal and state courts around the country in complex contract and tort matters.

Trusted Advocate

Brad has the honor of representing sophisticated and experienced purchasers of legal services. He provides his clients with cost effective and client oriented services. For this reason, when his clients face unique or complex litigation, they look to him for guidance and counsel. Some examples of these types of cases are listed below.

Catastrophic Loss/Weather Events

Clients have consistently turned to Brad for catastrophic loss litigation. When Hurricane Katrina caused devastation throughout the Gulf States, clients sought his guidance on large commercial property losses in an emotionally charged environment. Brad litigated first party insurance coverage disputes involving storm damaged hospitals, apartment complexes, non-profit facilities, industrial facilities, multi-location retailers, and nursing homes that were literally submerged during Hurricane Katrina.  When Hurricanes Ike and Gustav hit, Brad was again contacted to help litigate, negotiate and resolve property claims arising from various industrial complexes, golf courses, high rise condominiums and office buildings.

Representation of Markets

The creation, delivery and structure of insurance products has become much more complicated.  Brad has substantial experience with "shared and layered" insurance products as well as insurance programs created under Texas statutory law allowing risk purchasing groups and group commercial policies.  Brad has represented individual carriers as well as entire markets made up of domestic and foreign carriers.

Radioactive Material Exposure

When a one billion dollar judgment was taken in Louisiana against a major oil company for knowingly exposing people and property to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), Brad was contacted to represent multiple insurers in coordinating and defending the flood of direct action claims brought for property damage and bodily injury spawned by the judgment. 

Class Actions

When a policyholder sought defense and indemnity for thirteen class actions, a carrier chose Brad to litigate coverage for the underlying claims for economic damages brought against a respected member of the organic milk industry. He has defended and prosecuted "mass actions" and class actions seeking damages arising from both bodily injury and damage to property rights.   

Mold

When mold claims appeared in the mid to late 1990’s, three major insurance carriers hired Brad as their regional or national consultant/litigator for mold claims. He defended policyholders against claims of bodily injury and property damage, and litigated first party claims for catastrophic mold contamination at hospitals, luxury condominiums, single family homes, and multi-family residences.

Representative Matters

Insurance Disputes (First Party Claims)

Insurance Disputes (Third Party Claims)

Coverage Advice

Insurance Disputes (Non-Claim Matters)

Recovery

Liability Defense

Reported Cases

Brelian Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., (First party coverage dispute involving issues of number of occurrences, subsequent negligent repair, application of policy terms to appraisal awards, and post appraisal claims for extra-contractual damages)

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)

Employers Ins. Of Wausau A Mutual Company v. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. (liability coverage dispute)

Maison Orleans I, LLC, Maison Orleans II, Inc. and Louisiana Health Care Consultants, LLC v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company (first party coverage dispute)

Oxford v. Williams Companies, Inc. (class action – subject matter jurisdiction)

Grefer v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.  (insurance coverage - direct action)

Bywater v. United States of America  (class certification)

Articles & Presentations

"The Uncertainty of Remand in Texas," Texas Law360, March 18, 2016, co-author

"Graber v. State Farm is a Texas Prompt Payment Outlier," Texas Law360, August 10, 2015, co-author

"Texas High Court Doesn’t Take Fishing Expedition Bait," Texas Law360, December 2, 2014, co-author

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

Professional Affiliations

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