Rodrigo (Diego) Garcia Jr.
Diego Garcia has advised and represented insurers in numerous types of coverage disputes, including litigation involving environmental pollution, construction defects, product liability, directors and officers insurance coverage, property insurance, and coverage issues involving asbestos and silica personal injury claims.
He led the pre-litigation investigation involving a massive environmental coverage claim by a major oil refiner and distributor. As a result of the investigation, the case settled on favorable terms for insurer client. Diego assisted in the briefing of the insurance coverage issues for the Phase II trial in Exxon Corp. v. INA, et al., one of the largest environmental coverage cases in U.S. The case settled on favorable terms for insurer client.
Diego is recognized as a leading attorney in Chambers and Partner’s as a Leading Lawyer in America for Insurance.
Represented appellant in complex insurance coverage case involving dispute between primary insurer and excess insurer concerning exhaustion of policy limits.
United States Fire Ins. Co. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 264 S.W.3d 160 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2008)
Assisted insurance carriers in coverage opinions for insurer client involving construction defect litigation, environmental pollution litigation, toxic tort litigation, product liability litigation, personal injury litigation, employment wrongful act claims, and director and officer wrongful acts claims arising in numerous jurisdictions across the United States.
Leading Lawyers in America for Insurance in Texas list
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 1995
University of Houston
B.A. , 1992
College of Social Sciences Scholar of the Year
National Merit Scholar
District of Columbia
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
United States Court of Appeals
Professional and Community Activities
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
American Bar Association
Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Section; Website co-editor; Asbestos Insurance Subcommittee co-chair
State Bar of Texas
Insurance Section; Council member, 2009-2015
Houston Bar Association