Todd Tippett
Partner
Dallas
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4261
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Todd M. Tippett

Todd’s practice is dedicated to litigation. His experience includes coverage matters, environmental issues, disputes arising out of catastrophic losses at commercial/industrial sites, and disputes involving agriculture losses.  Todd was named a "Rising Star" for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Texas Monthly magazine. In 2011, Todd achieved the Advocate designation from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for his dedication to trial advocacy.  

Representative Matters

Negotiated settlement of $7.3 million property insurance coverage dispute arising from alleged hurricane damages to luxury condominium

Obtained summary judgment in $750,000 property insurance coverage dispute arising from a restaurant fire

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

Represented property insurer in $25 million coverage dispute involving alleged construction defects

Represented property insurer in $20 million coverage litigation involving alleged theft and vandalism at high-rise building

Represented property insurer in $1.5 million hail damage claim involving commercial buildings

Represented liability insurer in $4.5 million environmental claim

Represented commercial property insurer in $4.1 million coverage dispute involving water damage to stored cotton crop

Represented animal mortality/livestock insurer in coverage matters involving a western pleasure show horses and cutting horses

Represented animal mortality/livestock insurer in coverage matter involving loss of several hundred head of cattle after major flood

Articles & Presentations

"Court Clarifies Insurers' Replacement-Cost Obligations," Insurance Law360, June 18, 2014, author 

"Building Codes; Living and Adjusting by the Code," PLRB – Indianapolis, IN, March 17-18, 2014, presenter

"Texas Hail Damage Claims Seminar—What The Hail Is Going On?," March 6, 2014, presenter

“Insurance Appraisal: A Valuable Tool or a Process Run Amok?," Webinar, February 26, 2014, co-presenter

"Texas Reminds Insurers of the Benefits of ADR Appraisals," Insurance Law360, January 31, 2014, author

"A Guide To Making O&P Payments On Texas Roof Repairs," Texas Law360, December 2, 2013, author

"Roofing Contractors, Don’t Mess With Texas Insureds!," Texas Law360, November 15, 2013, author

"Building Codes; Living and Adjusting by the Code," PLRB – Boston, MA, March 18-19, 2013, presenter

"Estimating the Value of the Appraisal Process in Property Insurance Claims," Hartford, Connecticut, November 15, 2012, presenter

"Public Adjuster Relations Webinar," Dallas, Texas, October 19, 2012, presenter

"Texas Hail Damage Claims Seminar—What The Hail Is Going On?," August 9, 2012, presenter

"Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege In First-Party Insurance," Insurance Law360, September 21, 2011, co-author

"An Update on Recent Developments in the Law of Damages," 2007 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin, Texas, October 25, 2007, associate author

Caps, Causation and Collectability: An Update on Recent Developments in the Law of Damages,” 2005 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, University of Texas School of Law, associate author

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