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Jennifer Kearns devotes much of her practice to the representation of insurance carriers against allegations of breach of contract, “bad faith,” insurance code violations and deceptive trade practices.  Her representation includes both commercial and personal lines policies, as well as third-party disputes involving coverage.

She also handles casualty claims stemming from allegations of premises liability, products liability, or personal injury, and commercial litigation.

Representative Experience

Managed defense of and resolved over 500 residential and commercial lawsuits resulting from recent weather catastrophes occurring throughout the state on behalf of multiple insurance carriers.

Conducted and obtained favorable rulings in over 50 administrative hearings before the Texas Department of Insurance concerning issues involving windstorm damage, underwriting issues, and most notably, "slab" cases on Bolivar Peninsula following Hurricane Ike.

Obtained and acted as liaison counsel for six MDL ("Multi-District Litigation) dockets for the consolidation and coordinated handling of hundreds of residential and commercial lawsuits against multiple insurance carriers stemming from Hurricanes Rita, Ike, Dolly and Hidalgo County hailstorms, resulting in more cost-effective defense.

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Pepperdine University School of Law

J.D., 1997

Our Lady of Lake University

B.A., 1994

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Court Admissions

United States District Court of California

Central, Eastern, Southern

United States District Court of Texas

Southern and Western

Professional and Community Activities

Council for Litigation Management

Bad Faith and Construction Defect Committees

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar

American Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Litigation and Construction Sections

Colin's Hope

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