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Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2011, Dean’s List, Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2011
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit
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Brett D.  Gardner
Brett D.  Gardner Photo
Associate
bgardner@thompsoncoe.com
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Dallas
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-8200 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Assistant:
Tal Ellis
214-880-2627 direct
tellis@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Brett Gardner’s practice focuses on insurance coverage analysis of a variety of policies, including homeowners’, auto liability, commercial general liability, errors and omissions, and governmental entity policies.  Brett represents insurance carriers in coverage disputes and bad faith litigation.  Brett has extensive experience litigating in federal and state court, has obtained summary judgment on behalf of his clients on numerous occasions, and has briefed and argued discovery-related motions.

In addition to his experience in court, Brett has broad experience taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, responding to corporate document production, and preparing and advocating for protective orders for sensitive client information. 

Representative Experience
  • Defended client through favorable jury verdict in federal trial in Eastern District of Texas
  • Obtained summary judgment in Western District of Texas after presenting evidentiary hearing and arguing Plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunctive relief on behalf of client
  • Received affirmed judgment favorable to clients after oral argument at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Provided coverage analysis to insurer on novel area of law in a multimillion dollar exposure claim
  • Worked with insurance carrier client to perform substantive revisions of liability policies 
Professional and Community Activities
  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Section