Ms. Chandler has over 17 years of experience analyzing and preparing jury charges, post-verdict motions, appeals and petitions for mandamus review in the Texas state and federal courts. She has argued before numerous courts of appeals in Texas. She has also served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable John Anderson in the 14th Court of Appeals in the Houston, Texas.
- Obtained a new trial in personal injury case where jury awarded $3 million verdict in Dallas County.
- Obtained a reversal on appeal of JNOV granted by trial court based on Plaintiff’s presentation of uncontroverted 18.001 affidavits. See Bullard v. Lynde, Cause No. 05-07-00890-CV (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, no pet. h.).
- Filed successful mandamus on behalf of Fortune 500 insurance company in case involving UM/UIM claim and severance and abatement of bad faith causes of action. See In Re Allstate Ins. Co., 232 SW.3d 340 (Tex. App.—Tyler 2007, orig. proceeding).
- Obtained reversal on appeal of case against Fortune 500 insurance company involving claim under the common fund doctrine. See Allstate Ins. Co. v. Edminster, 224 S.W.3d 456 (Tex, App.—Dallas 2007, no pet.).
- Successfully represented insurance carrier on appeal in case involving coverage under the CGL policy. See American Nat. Fire Ins. Co. v. Hammer Trucking, Inc., 2006 WL 3247906 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2006, pet. denied).
- Defended insurance carrier on appeal in class action case involving the recovery of diminished value under the Comprehensive/Collision Coverage of a Texas personal auto policy. See Carlton v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co., 32 S.W.3d 454 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2000, pet. denied).
- Successfully defended carrier on appeal before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in case involving notice under a claims made policy.
- Successfully Fortune 500 Insurance Company on appeal before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in case involving bad faith claims under a homeowners policy.
Professional and Community Activities
- Public Affairs Luncheon Club, 2008
- Member of the Dallas Bar Association
- Member of the Appellate Section of the Texas State Bar
- Member of the Texas State Bar
Speeches and Presentations
- "Hurricane Litigation After Mediation Fails" Panel Discussion-Moderator, Thompson Coe's 9th Seminar on Texas Insurance Law Developments, May 6, 2010
- “Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes”….in the Coverage Under the Texas Personal Auto Policy, 2008
- Subrogation and Liens: Basic Principles and Practical Considerations, 2007
- 2005 Insurance Cases Every Agent and Adjuster Should Know, 2005
- What Were They Thinking? Top Ten Insurance Cases of 2004
- Supreme Court Rules on Diminish Value, 2003
- “Unfair Discrimination” Under Article 21.21-8 Takes on New Meaning, 2001