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Richard Urquhart, P.E.
Partner
Dallas
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4212
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Past Professional Experience

Richard G. Urquhart, P.E.

Richard Urquhart is a seasoned litigator specializing in catastrophe coverage, business interruption and subrogation. His background as a licensed professional engineer for over 30 years brings a unique perspective to the major losses he handles.  When refineries, chemical plants, mines or industrial complexes suffer an explosion, fire or other major disaster, one of the first calls insurers often make is to Dick.  Dick represents domestic and international clients and routinely provides advice to international insurance markets.

Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer for insurance clients in the U.S. and Europe.  Dick is a Senior Partner in the Zelle Dallas office.

Representative Matters

Insurance Coverage

Represented manufacturer and insurers in litigation involving warehouse roof collapse that damaged $35 million worth of inventory in Fort Worth, Texas.

Represented Texas chemical manufacturer in recovery involving $16 million chemical plant fire.

Represented chemical manufacturer and insurers in recovery litigation involving $40 million in damages resulting from multiple compressor failures at a Texas petrochemical plant.

Represented chemical manufacturer and insurers in litigation involving a steam turbine failure and resulting fire at a petrochemical plant in Texas.

Represented steel manufacturer and insurers in recovery litigation involving a propane tank Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE) at a steel foundry in Tacoma, Washington.

Represented insurers in $300 million coverage arbitration arising out of petrochemical facility fire on the Gulf Coast.

Represented insurer in recovery litigation involving fire of a $45 million personal residence in Dallas, Texas.

Represented local agency and insurers in recovery litigation involving compressed natural gas (CNG) explosion at refueling facilities in Tacoma, Washington.

Represented market of insurers in litigation involving $80 million coverage claim arising out of a fire at an Oklahoma refinery.

Represented market of insurers in coverage dispute involving $400 million claim for damage incurred from strike at international gold and copper mining operation in Southeast Asia.

Represented market of insurers in coverage dispute involving multiple turbine failures at petro-chemical facility in Texas.

Represented market of insurers in coverage dispute involving determination of scope and reasonable time frame to make refinery repairs after major fire.

Represented market of insurers in coverage dispute involving determination of scope and reasonable time frame to make chemical plant repairs after major fire.

Represented market of insurers in coverage dispute involving damage and business interruption at power generation plant in California.

Represented market of insurers on multiple coverage disputes arising from Hurricane Ike at several East Coast power generation locations.

Articles, Publications, and Patents

"Onshore Energy Series - Adjusting and Legal Issues," Lloyd's Market Association Masterclass, 2015, co-presenter

Educational Presentation to Client Groups:

Professional Affiliations

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