Biography

Cy Haralson’s practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage and defense, including complex, multi-party insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation involving general liability, environmental pollution, construction defects, directors and officers coverage, errors and omissions coverage, and property insurance. Cy’s extensive property insurance experience includes pre-suit resolution and litigation of property damage, insurance coverage, and bad faith claims including hurricane, hail, mold, foundation, theft, and fire losses. Cy previously served as Law Clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment on multi-million dollar failure to settle suit arising out of underlying construction defect litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment from Supreme Court of Louisiana for an insurance carrier in a direct action case involving directors and officers liability policies.
  • Obtained mandamus relief in Texas Court of Appeals ordering severance of insurance claims from underlying liability suit.
  • Guiding coverage and bad-faith matters through every phase of resolution from pre-litigation coverage analysis, to strategic discovery, pre-trial judgments, alternative dispute resolution, and trial strategy.
  • Efficient resolution of residential and commercial property claims through pre-suit negotiation, appraisal, mediation, and litigation, as appropriate for the case.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law  (J.D., 2008)
    • with honors
    • The Review of Litgation, Development Editor
  • Southern Methodist University  (B.A., 2004)
    • Philosophy and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern, Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Federal Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “What I Had to Learn (and What I Wish I'd Been Taught)”, 21st Annual Insurance Law Institute, November 10, 2016
  • ‚Äč"Emerging Issues in Texas Coverage Litigation", Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update, May 4, 2016

Firm Highlights

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Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

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Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

Experience

COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

Publication

The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

Experience

Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe

Publication

Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

Publication

Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...

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Thompson Coe Attorneys Argue Before the Texas Supreme Court

Publication

The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

Experience

Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit