Dave Lynch is a trial lawyer who brings more than 30 years of experience to his practice and clients, and concentrates in insurance coverage and bad faith, on behalf of insureds, and complex litigation. He has tried numerous jury trials, first chair, and argued multiple appeals with both Texas and Federal appellate courts. Dave has handled arbitrations, including two conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce with hearings in Singapore and London. He also serves as a neutral evaluator in connection with the Complex Coverage Neutral Evaluation program for the American Arbitration Association.
Prior to joining the firm, Dave was a Director in the Houston, Texas office of a well-established law firm where his practice included insurance and complex commercial litigation. He also clerked there while attending law school and joined as an associate upon completion of his law degree.
Dave is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Obtained judgement that a contractor was obligated to provide a defense to its insured in a construction defect lawsuit and obtained judgment that the contractor had the right, under the circumstances, to select the law firm to defend him.
Obtained a ruling that Texas law applied to a policy issued to a Texas company even though the personal injury lawsuit was tried in another state and also obtained a ruling that Texas law permitted the insuring of the punitive damage awarded against the company in the other state.
Successfully represented a company faced with a $16 million property damage loss where the underwriters initially denied coverage for the loss.
Assisted a public entity in establishing two wrap policies for two multi-million dollar construction projects.
Successfully represented a Texas company as private counsel in resolving a large products claim in another state where the insurance company, though providing a defense, disclaimed coverage for a significant portion of the loss.
Successfully represented a company in a $4.5 million arbitration under a kidnap, ransom, and extortion policy to recoup money paid to obtain control of two shipyards in South America which had been taken over by employees claiming they were entitled to additional payroll benefits.
University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (1984)
Texas A&M University, B.B.A. (1981) cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
State Bar of Texas, Insurance Section
Houston Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
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