Biography

Christy’s practice focuses on complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation, including bad faith litigation, and direct action coverage litigation in Louisiana, involving general liability, environmental pollution, commercial property coverage, construction defects, product defects, professional liability, errors and omissions coverage, and supplemental accident only coverage. Christy is licensed in Texas and Louisiana.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of Chinese Drywall product defect suit in Louisiana based upon Peremptory Exception of Peremption.
  • ​Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer on multiple environmental property claims and bodily injury claims in the Western District of Louisiana.
  • Guiding coverage and bad faith disputes through each phase of resolution, including pre-litigation coverage analysis, strategic discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial strategy.
  • Obtained favorable opinion, in construction defect case, by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana reversing trial court’s judgment granting motion for new trial and reinstating an order of dismissal on the grounds of abandonment. Cambrie Celeste, LLC v. F.I.N.S. Construction, LLC, et al., 2018 WL 4623355, --- So.3d ---, 2018-0459 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/26/18), writ denied, 2019 WL 277703 (Mem), ---So.3d ---, 2018-1863 (La. 1/14/19).
  • Obtained partial summary judgment, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, dismissing claim against insurer for pre-tender defense costs, and third-party’s claim for breach of the insurance policy because the third-party lacked standing.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
    • Phi Delta Phi Honors Society
    • Dean's Honor List
    • Landgell Scholar
    • Recipient of the Dickerson-Moore Humanitarian
  • The University of Texas at Austin  (B.A., 2007)
    • Government and History

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • Louisiana, 2015

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Middle District of Louisiana

Professional and Community Activities

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”) – Greater Houston Chapter
  • Allstate Staff Counsel for Street Law Program
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court – Member
  • American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas – Insurance Law Section and Animal Law Section
  • Texas Exes Life Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Animal Law Section

Speeches and Presentations

  • Reserving Right and Denying Coverage, 2017 Insurance & Tort Law Update (October 2017)
  • Animal Liability Claims, 2016 PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo
  • After the Storm – Property Coverage and Business Interruption Update, 8th Annual Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2015
  • ABA WIN Conference 2018 – A Roadmap for Young Coverage Litigators
  • ABA Coverage Journal – Recent Opinions on the Burden to Allocate Settlement Funds (to be published in winter issue)

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers - 2019 Texas Rising Star

Publications

  • The Burden To Allocate Settlements Funds, Coverage Fall 2018, Vol. 28 No. 4