Meloney Perry

Meloney Perry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Dallas, TX

Perry Law, P.C.
 | 10440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-265-6201
Fax: 214-265-6226
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Meloney Perry has an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard. As the founding partner of the Dallas office of Perry Law P.C., Ms. Perry has more than 20 years of experience defending insurance carriers in insurance coverage, bad faith, class actions and other insurance matters in multiple jurisdictions. She has been involved in extensive policy forms drafting, and negotiations with various governmental agencies.  Ms. Perry and the attorneys at Perry Law also handle insurance defense appeals in state and federal courts. 

One of Ms. Perry's representative cases is Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Burr/GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Edo,  127 S. Ct. 2201 (2007), involving issues of first impression under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the use of credit scores in the underwriting process. 

Perry Law P.C. is proudly certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Counsel (WBENC) as a woman-owned law firm. The firm is also a proud member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Practice Areas:  

  • Appeals
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Class Action
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Premises Liability

 

About Meloney Perry

Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://mperrylaw.com/person/meloney-perry/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2005 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Counsel (WBENC) as a woman-owned law firm

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Perry Law P.C. is proud to be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Counsel (WBENC) as a woman-owned law firm.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • CLM - Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board, 2000 - 2007
  • FDCC - Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Current Chair Appellate Law Section, Former Chair Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Section; Vice Chair Extra-Contractual Liability Section; Membership Development, Retention and State Representative Committee; Ethics and Professionalism Committee; Insurance Industry Initiative Committee; Insurance Coverage Section; Insurance Industry Section; Defense of the Judiciary; Electronic Discovery Project; Property Insurance Section; Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation Section; Commercial Litigation Section; Management, Economics, E-Commerce and Technology Section; Trial Tactics, Practice and Procedures Section
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Group Section
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • United States Council for International Business, 2000 - 2007
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inns of Court, Pupil, 1995 - 1996
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • State of Texas Bar Association, The Insurance Law Section, The Insurance Law Council , 2008 - 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • London Court of International Arbitration, 2000 - 2007
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas, Insurance Law Section Seminar-Presentation on "Uncle Sam's Hand in the Settlement Cookie Jar - A Review of Medicare Liens and the Results of the New Reporting Requirements," June 10, 2010
  • PLRB/LIRB 2010 Claims Conference, Presentation on "Privilege Issues and Electronic Discovery:  What Adjusters Need to Know", March 21-24, 2010
  • PLRB/LIRB 2009 Claims Conference, Presentation on "Privacy Issues in Auto Claims Handling," March 22-25, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, Insurance Law Section Seminar--Anatomy of an Insurance Case, Presentation on "Preparing The Insurance Witness," June 26, 2008
  • Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Chicago, Illinois, "E-Discovery and the Emerging Challenges for Insurers and Their Lawyers" (Defense Research Institute), April 10, 2008
  • 12th Annual Insurance Law Institute, "Managing Insurance Information In An Uncertain World" (The Univ. of Texas School of Law and The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas), Oct. 10-12, 2007
  • Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims, June 21-22, 2007
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege and Deposition Preparation of Former Employees," 57 Fed'n Def. & Corp. Couns. Q. 303, 2007
  • “Supreme Court Ruling on the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Auto Insureds’ Use of Insurance Scores to Set Premiums,” 75 Def. Couns. J. 151 (Joint author) 2008 
  • “Rainmaking at a Big Firm: Drawing on Your Partners for Potential New Business”, Vol. 13 No. 1 The Woman Advocate @1 (American Bar Assn. Section of Litigation) Fall 2007
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege and Deposition Preparation of Former Employees,” 57 FED’N DEF. & CORP. COUNS. Q. 303, 2007
  • “Privacy Considerations in Auto Claims Litigation”, Tort Source, Spring 2006
  • Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practices Section, co-speaker on “Litigating the UM/UIM case since Brainard,” February 3, 2015
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, panel on "Supreme Court Practice," August, 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practices Section, panel on "Implications for the Contractual Liability Exclusion," March 4, 2014
  • FDCC Annual Meeting, presentation with Appellate and ADR Section Regarding Mediation Issues in Federal Court, July 2013
  • 10th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Counsel, "Deposing and Defending the Insurance Adjuster," April 11, 2013
  • 17th Annual Insurance Law Institute,"Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Case" (The Univ. of Texas School of Law and The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas), Oct. 18, 2012
  • 2012 South Texas Insurance Law Seminar, Presentation on "Subrogation Issues," May 4, 2012
  • PLRB/LIRB 2012 Claims Conference, Presentation on "Privilege and Confidentiality in the Age of Electronics," April 15-18, 2012
  • Texas 9th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, "Unauthorized Practice of Law - Does It Exist?"  (State Bar of Texas and The Insurance Law Section), April 12-13, 2012
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, Plenary Session Panel on "The Best iPad Apps for Lawyers," March 8, 2012
  • 16th Annual Insurance law Institute, "Covert Affairs" Privacy Issues in Insurance Cases" (The Univ. of Texas School of Law and The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.), Nov. 4, 2011
  • 15th Annual Insurance Law Institute, "Lies, Liens and Offsets" (The Univ. of Texas School of Law and The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.), Oct. 14-15, 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Melvyn Jaramillo and Debbie Jaramillo, No.6:10-cv-01905 JCH/LFG, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico. Lead counsel.
  • Kaufman, et al. v. Allstate Ins. Co., et al (U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey)
  • Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Burr/GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Edo, Issues of first impression under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (2007)
  • Debra Aumada, as next friend of Christopher Rogers and on behalf of all others similarly situated; Cause No. 99-1410-D, 105th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas. Lead Counsel.
  • Jon P. Patterson, et al v. Government Employees Ins. Co. (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (McAllen Division)
  • Denise Reid v. GEICO General Insurance Company (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 2007)
  • Michelle L. Meadows and Garin Farmer, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Case No. 02-CV1989, District Court, Division 13, County of El Paso, Colorado. Lead counsel.
  • David Tucker v. Government Employees Insurance Company, No. 14-1192 D.C. No. 1:13-CV-01049 United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit. Lead counsel.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D. cum laude - 1994, Law Review: SMU Law Review Association
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, B.A. - 1991 Major: English

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Companies
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Office Location for Meloney Perry

10440 N. Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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