Amy Elizabeth Stewart

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Dallas, TX

Amy Stewart PC
 | 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-233-7076
Fax: 214-975-2806
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage
    Attorney Profile

    A self-described insurance nerd, Amy Elizabeth Stewart represents corporate policyholders exclusively in insurance-related matters. Leveraging years of experience as coverage counsel to insurance companies, Amy is fluent in insurance-speak, helping corporations navigate their policies and develop effective strategies for managing insurance claims and resolving disputes. If a claim can’t be resolved through negotiation, Amy tackles complex insurance coverage litigation with an enthusiasm that can only be described as infectious.

    Amy’s insurance expertise and commitment to excellence are consistently recognized by clients and peers alike. She authored the must-have book on insurance coverage litigation for Texas practitioners, Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation, The Litigator’s Practice, published by Texas Lawyer Books and American Lawyer Media (ALM). Amy was elected to the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel in 2013 and is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Insurance Coverage
    Focus Areas

    Insurance

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2007

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    About Amy Stewart

    Admitted: 1992, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.amystewartlaw.com/amy-stewart.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 (Peer Review Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Elected to the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, 2013
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas: Insurance Law (2012 – 2019) by D Magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • State Bar of Texas, Member
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • Pattern Jury Charges Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2016
    • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    • Dallas Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • ConnectHer, Founder
    • Leadership Dallas Class of 2016, Dallas Regional Chamber, 2016
    • Attorneys Serving the Community, Leadership Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation, The Litigator’s Practice Guide (Amy Elizabeth Stewart, ed. 2013 to 2020), published by Texas Lawyer Books and American Lawyer Media, a leader in specialized business news and information

    Representative Clients:

    • Engaged by an aerospace manufacturer to handle insurance coverage litigation against commercial property insurers that refused to pay $33 million in business interruption losses resulting from catastrophic flooding
    • Retained as insurance coverage counsel for national security company in negotiations to settle a class action MDL alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and seeking $40 billion in damages; when the CGL and cyber insurers refused to engage in settlement negotiations to resolve the MDL, handled litigation in Texas for failing to settle the case, while managing parallel litigation initiated by insurers in West Virginia; ultimately negotiated separate settlements with the insurers, including intricate indemnity provisions
    • Coverage counsel to a billion-dollar energy producer on various insurance matters, including insurance policy renewals, ongoing strategic advice regarding insurance and indemnity issues that arise under vendor and supplier contracts, and claim assistance and advice regarding a $20 million property damage loss
    • Represented a global technology company in coverage litigation against its commercial general liability and technology E&O insurers, seeking to recover more than $90 million incurred defending and settling bet-the-company antitrust litigation; after summary judgment in favor of her client, case settled favorably
    • Led comprehensive insurance policy review and risk assessment for a quasi-governmental entity with annual revenue in excess of $1 billion (cyber, D&O liability, CGL, commercial property, commercial automobile, and workers compensation), including: policy analysis; risk roundtables with subject-matter experts in engineering, IT, marketing, and operations to identify risks the client sought to transfer to its insurers or vendors; analysis of insurance and indemnity requirements in vendor contracts; and coordination with client's brokers, consultants, management, in-house counsel, and risk department to address concerns and make recommendations
    • Represented restaurant industry corporation in coverage litigation against its D&O insurer, seeking recovery of defense costs for appraisal lawsuit 
    • Engaged by Fortune 200 retailer to provide advice on insurance issues in connection with a multistate MDL consumer class action under the client’s own CGL and cyber policies (more than $1 billion in limits) and as an additional insured under its vendors’ CGL policies
    • Coverage counsel to an international retailer, providing advice regarding insurance and claims management issues in connection with litigation managed under large self-insured retentions (SIRs) and regarding rights under indemnity agreements and as an additional insured
    • Represented owner of multiple hotel properties in Dallas and Fort Worth in litigation against commercial property and pollution insurers, seeking recovery of more than $15 million in storm-related losses
    • Engaged by an airline for cyber insurance assessment, including analysis of critical risk scenarios against cyber policies, testing the coverage for each scenario, spotting gaps and limitations on coverage, and making recommendations for consideration by the client and its insurance broker
    • Engaged by a technology company to challenge a cyber insurer’s denial of coverage and secure multimillion-dollar payment of defense costs in high-stakes patent infringement and unfair competition lawsuits; insurance coverage dispute resolved without litigation
    • Secured payment of all defense costs, indemnity for a significant settlement, and 18% interest for late payment of claim on behalf of an architect sued for copyright infringement; insurer denied coverage based on copyright infringement exclusion in a professional liability policy, but an endorsement confused the issue and created coverage for the lawsuit; matter fully resolved without litigation

    Educational Background:

    • Liberty University, B.S. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 1989

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance

    Comments

    • “Amy Stewart is an expert on all things insurance coverage related. She is my go-to attorney when I have insurance coverage issues. I have worked against her in two large matters. She is simply brilliant.”
    • “Amy Stewart knows insurance! Amy has represented insurers and policyholders. She writes cutting-edge articles on insurance coverage topics, and I can count on her expertise in insurance coverage work.”
    • “Amy hits every element of Super Lawyer. She is an excellent and passionate advocate. She participates in all aspects of the bar. She is ethical but tough.”
    • “Amy Stewart knows insurance. For years, she represented insurers in complex cases. Now, she brings her experience to policy holders of all types. She tirelessly writes and speaks on the subject - elevating everyone's knowledge of the insurance coverage field. She also collaborates very well with lawyers who represent the policy holders in the dispute that gave rise to the claim with the insurer. Amy Stewart's knowledge and integrity makes her a clear Texas Superlawyer.”
    • “Amy is a stellar lawyer, and one of the best insurance coverage specialists in town. She literally wrote "the book" on insurance coverage for Texas litigators. Not only is her legal work top notch, she's a fun and generous person, too, devoting countless hours to the legal community and various charitable organizations.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Amy Elizabeth Stewart

    5307 E. Mockingbird Lane
    Dallas, TX 75206

    Phone: 214-233-7076

    Fax: 214-975-2806

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