Jamie K. Baker’s art history background, along with her experience as a collector, combine in an insurance law practice focused on litigation and coverage with a special interest in fine art, specie, and other valuable articles issues. She is also a regular speaker and author on business and legal issues for artists and fine art insurers.
Jamie’s experience includes litigation and coverage projects involving complex insurance and business issues under a variety of policy lines. She is experienced in case evaluation, strategy, and motion practice; contract negotiations/review; and extensive oral advocacy. Jamie is licensed to practice in both Texas and New York.
- Analyzed coverage and valuation issues for a Third Party Administrator that were raised by a unique restoration loss to a 1930’s American painting from the Early Texas Regional School
- Represented a fine art handling company in an additional named insured matter involving a claim for shipping damage to a Willem de Kooning painting
- Analyzed coverage and coordinated restoration experts in a claim involving a rare first edition book and lost dust jacket
- Represented galleries and arts organizations in contract disputes
- Represented non-profit ballet company in contract negotiations for summer festival engagements
- Represented non-profit fashion incubator in connection with Texas’ Next Top Designer competition
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court dismissing insurer from multi-million dollar lawsuit on grounds of no duty to defend
- Obtained appellate ruling reversing lower court decision on matter of significant impact to indemnitors
- South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1987)
- University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1978)
- Texas, 1988
- New York, 2014
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas