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Chambers USA 2022

"Christina has an impressive breadth of knowledge on coverage work."

Chambers USA 2022

"Christina is an asset to the firm. She is always available, and is a fantastic contact and resource."

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Insurance Law


Christy Culver represents clients in insurance coverage and bad faith matters and is Board Certified in Texas Insurance Law. She provides guidance for coverage and bad faith disputes through each phase of resolution, including pre-litigation coverage analysis, strategic discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial strategy, and the appellate process.

She focuses her practice on complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation and bad faith litigation concerning general liability, directors & officers/errors & omissions, environmental, construction, professional liability, and accident and health coverage.

Christy is licensed in Texas and Louisiana and handles coverage litigation in jurisdictions across the United States.

Christy is recognized in Chambers USA for Texas Insurance, The Best Lawyers in America – Insurance Law, and as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star in Texas and Louisiana.

She is a member of the Council for the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, and Louisiana Bar Foundation. She speaks regularly about insurance coverage matters on a national basis.


Background

Christy is the former Vice President for the Houston Chapter of CLM and the current chair for Region 7. Christy regularly speaks on coverage issues at the national level, including the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Seminar, the Advanced Insurance Law Seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, and CLM’s national conferences.

Representative Experience

Obtained favorable order in the Southern District of Texas holding that an insurer has no duty to indemnify underlying bodily injury claims arising out of benzene based on a pollution exclusion.

Obtained grant of application for supervisory writ before Louisiana First Circuit court of Appeal and reversal of trial court’s denial of insurer’s summary judgment motion on weapons exclusion and assault & battery exclusion.

Terry J. LeBlanc v. Zaina & Tejan, Inc., et al., 2021 WL 1884837, 2021-0170 (La.App. 1 Cir. 5/11/21)

Obtained favorable opinion from Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal regarding reversal of trial court’s denial of insurer’s summary judgment concerning the duty to indemnify as premature.

Hoffpauir v. Cajundome, et al., 2021 WL 1558561, 2020-423 (La.App. 3 Cir. 4/21/21)

Obtained reversal of an order granting class certification for claims arising out of an explosion at a weapons demilitarization plant and the subsequent recommended evacuation of an area around the plant.

Reeves v. Explo Systems, Inc., 293 SO.2d 119 (La. App. 2 Cir. 2020)

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.

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.

Professional Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America

Insurance Law

Chambers USA

Ranked Band 4 for Insurance in Texas

Super Lawyers

Up-And-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars Top List

Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Listed for Insurance Coverage

Business Today

Top 10 Most Influential Insurance Lawyers in Texas

Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow

Louisiana Bar Foundation

Fellow

American Bar Foundation

Fellow

Chambers USA

Up-and-Coming Ranking

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Listed for Insurance Law

Texas Monthly

Top Women Attorneys list

Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Listed for Insurance Law

St. Charles Avenue Magazine, Top Attorneys in New Orleans Area

Listed for Insurance Law - Rising Star

Houstonia Magazine, Top Lawyer

Listed for Insurance Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Insurance Law

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Publications & Speaking Engagements

Education, Admissions & Activities

Education

South Texas College of Law

J.D., cum laude, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

Louisiana

2015

Texas

2011

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western

United States District Court of Louisiana

Eastern, Western, and Middle

United States Bankruptcy Court

Northern District of Texas

United States District Court of New Mexico

United States Court of Appeals

Fifth Circuit

United States District Court of Colorado

Professional and Community Activities

Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow

Louisiana Bar Foundation

Fellow

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Insurance Coverage Committee, 2023; Regional Chair for Region 7; Greater Houston Chapter, Vice President (2018–present)

State Bar of Texas

Insurance Law Section Council Member, 2022

American Bar Foundation

Fellow

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Allstate Staff Counsel for Street Law Program

Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court

Member (2010–present)

American Bar Association

Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation; CGL Subcommittee; co-chair of the 2024 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Texas Exes Life Member

DRI (Defense Research Institute)

Insurance Law Section

State Bar of Texas

Insurance Law Section