Bob Wellenberger’s practice focuses on complex business and insurance litigation requiring strong analytical skills and sound, practical strategy. He has handled class actions, actions against regulated entities and professionals, insurance coverage and extra-contractual claims, commercial and fiduciary obligation claims, libel and slander claims and complex discovery disputes.
With his extensive trial and appellate experience, Bob is frequently called upon to address complex disputes against and between insurers, reinsurers, banks, credit unions and other financial institutions.
- Defended insurer and affiliated companies against claims of fraud, violation of RICO, bad faith and conspiracy related to the formation and implementation of Mobil Oil Corporation’s workers' compensation program. See: ExxonMobil Corp. v. Calloway, 151 S.W.3d 594 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2004, pet. denied); Patterson v. Mobil Oil Corp., 335 F.3d 476 (5th Cir. 2003).
- Defended insurance companies in numerous class actions involving allegations of discriminatory pricing, unfair claims handling practices, or other regulatory violations. See e.g. Patterson v. Mobil Oil Corp., 241 F.3d 417 (5th Cir. 2001); Korte v. Allstate Ins. Co., 48 F.Supp.2d 647 (E.D.Tex. 1999).
- Defended church and its preacher against overly broad discovery and claims of fraud and conspiracy. See: Tilton v. Marshall, 925 S.W.2d 672 (Tex. 1996); Elliott v. Tilton, 89 F.3d 260 (5th Cir. 1996).
Professional and Community Activities
- State Bar of Texas
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Speeches and Presentations
- Numerous presentations on a variety of topics including Class Actions (Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2001) and Discovery.
- “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Lefler Law Center, J.D., 1976, Bogle-Sharp Award
- University of Arkansas at Monticello, B.A., 1971, Political Science
- Texas, 1984
- United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Arkansas, 1976, Inactive