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Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2002, Philosophy, Spanish
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2005
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Languages
  • Greek
  • Spanish
Vasilia M. Wilkes
Vasilia M. Wilkes Photo
Senior Attorney
vwilkes@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8285 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Carrie Harrison
713-403-8384 direct
charrison@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Vasilia focuses her practice on insurance litigation involving coverage issues and bad faith claims in both state and federal court.  She has experience in coverage analysis and litigation arising out of homeowners, auto, commercial property, CGL/Environmental Exposure and Community Association Directors’ and Officers’ liability policies.  She also has experience representing insurance agents, brokers and placement agencies in business torts and professional liability cases.   

Representative Experience
  • Obtained complete dismissal of premises liability claims involving utility easement/right of way following traditional motion for summary judgment
  • Obtained five figure appraisal resolution for insurance carrier in North Texas commercial wind/hail claim where insured was seeking millions of dollars in claimed damages
  • Reached settlement in adoption placement case involving 12 parties and claims of misappropriation in adoption process
  • Obtained unanimous jury finding of no-liability in favor of Fortune 100 insurance carrier in 5-day arson trial in Northern District of Texas
  • Achieved defense verdict in personal injury jury cases in Jefferson County, Texas
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of subcontractor defending personal injury claims at oil field/construction site based on Owner Controlled Insurance Program of general contractor
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of property owner defending premises liability claims in Jefferson County, Texas
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurance agent accused of misrepresentation in procurement of insurance policy in Galveston County, Texas
Professional and Community Activities
  • Co-Chair, Houston Bar Association Special Olympics Committee, 2015-2016
  • Houston Bar Association, 2011 to present
  • Houston Bar Association Special Olympics Committee, 2011 to present
Professional Recognition
  • Insurance Coverage Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as featured in Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines, 2012-2016.