Biography

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.

Representative Experience

  • 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

Education

  • South Texas College of Law  (J.D., 1987)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara  (B.A., 1978)
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • New York, 2014

Court Admissions

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

Professional and Community Activities

  • Law x Style Summit: November 15, 2019
    • More information here