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Jay Brown has achieved an exemplary record of jury verdicts, dismissals, and favorable settlements on disputes stemming from wide-spread catastrophes, complex contract disputes, fraud, insurance bad faith, deceptive trade practices, civil rights and catastrophic accidents. Jay supervises multi-case dockets where efficiency predominates and handles complex, high-stakes litigation as well.

His extensive experience allows him to evaluate cases “early on” including realistically identifying actual risk, based not on mere allegations but on concrete evidence and the likely perceptions of a jury.

Highly regarded in the insurance industry, Jay has skillfully navigated numerous commercial property insurers and adjusters through the murky waters of first party bad faith claims, and resolved coverage issues stemming from excess liability, D&O, E&O and life policies. He counsels insurers on appraisals, provides coverage analysis and advice, and defends lawsuits. He is particularly adept at business interruption and builder’s risk claims, which have included commercial construction projects, large wharves, bridges, and high rise residential towers, to name only a few.

Representative Experience

  • Tried numerous property damage, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and personal injury cases to verdict
  • Obtained second reverse bad faith verdict in Texas; the plaintiff, suing for bad faith, received zero and had a $200,000 judgment entered against her in favor of the insurer
  • Achieved favorable resolutions in many high exposure coverage/bad faith suits, including commercial property claims arising from catastrophic losses, D&O disputes, and excess liability insurance disputes
  • Represents the world’s leading industrial and medical gas supplier in business, construction, and accident suits

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