Biography

Brett Gardner represents insurance carriers in litigation involving both commercial and personal lines policies.  Brett also represents insurers across the country in matters involving complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims, including claims arising out of Hurricane Harvey.  Brett litigates in both state and federal court and has handled numerous appellate matters in Texas appellate courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

In addition to representing insurers directly, Brett also has extensive experience representing policyholders in third-party litigation in all aspects of municipal law as well as other areas.  Brett regularly represents cities, counties, and other local governmental entities and officials in claims involving constitutional, contractual, and tortious liability.  Brett also has experience representing local governments in land-use, eminent domain, and code compliance litigation.

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

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

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Section