Kamy Schiffman is a seasoned litigation attorney whose practice focuses on insurance litigation and coverage, particularly property damage bad faith suits. She has significant experience defending property damage suits, including suits alleging damages ranging from relatively small dollar amounts to suits alleging damages of seven figures. Kamy also has experience defending clients in professional liability matters. Kamy focuses on the details and develops unique strategies to passionately defend the client. She is known for being conscientious and diligent and, most of all, dedicated to the client’s best interest.
Kamy has extensive experience with construction litigation, including breach of contract claims, construction defects claims and construction trust fund claims. Her construction litigation experience has enhanced her understanding and knowledge of the unique issues arising in property damage insurance claims.
Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Kamy operated a solo practice where she handled all phases of litigation matters and represented both companies and individuals, primarily in construction disputes. She also provided contract attorney services to small law firms and solo practitioners, including a long-term position with a firm where she practiced in insurance litigation and coverage.
Obtained dismissal of bad faith suit against carrier arising from property damage through motion for final summary judgment in federal court.
Defeated motions to remand in bad faith suits against carrier in federal courts.
Defeated insured's motion for partial summary judgment in bad faith suit against carrier in state court.
Obtained favorable ruling on carrier's motion to compel appraisal over a year after insured's filing of bad faith suit in state court.
Drafted appellee's brief resulting in Dallas Court of Appeals' affirmation of trial court's judgment in fiduciary duty suit.
Defeated motion to dismiss for improper venue and forum non conveniens in federal court.
Drafted appellee's brief resulting in Houston Court of Appeals' affirmation of trial court's judgment in breach of contract suit.
Second chair for jury trial in premises liability suit against property owner finding plaintiff was negligent and wholly at fault.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
South Texas College of Law Houston
J.D., cum laude, 2000
Phi Delta Phi - Highest Grade Award
B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
Morris Baker Award
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern
Professional and Community Activities
Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
Texas Bar College
Lawyers Against Waste
Annual Trash Bash