Address: 1100 Northwest Loop, Suite 738, castle-hills, TX, 78213
Law Firm: Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.
|First Year of Call|
|Areas of Practice||Insurance Litigation, Property Insurance|
|Description||A well respected insurance claims, coverage, and litigation strategist, with 30 years of practice, Barrie Beer is known for her strong analysis, creative solutions, and innovative means of realizing our clients’ goals. Through tenacious but collaborative settlement negotiation, expert coverage and risk assessment, or focused trial preparation, her client’s interests remain paramount.Ms. Beer’s legal expertise spans the spectrum of first- and third-party insurance coverage, duties of insurance carriers, policyholders, and agents, and compliance with good faith claim handling standards. Barrie maintains a trial and consulting practice specializing in defense of contractual, extra-contractual and bad faith allegations, complex damage and coverage matters, and serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several excess carrier clients. She has specialized in first-party contractual and extra-contractual litigation, and coverage for auto, property, CGL, marine/inland marine and many other lines of business for most of her legal career. In this time Barrie has extensive experience assisting expert and company representative/personnel witnesses to prepare for their testimony with a methodology individualized to each witness.She also has extensive experience in the evaluation and consultation of good faith claim investigation and defense of insurance fraud, arson, foundation, mold, windstorm, and residential and commercial property damage claims as well as managing complex and document intensive institutional litigation. Claims Training and Management CoursesBarrie is a frequent speaker on topics related to her areas of practice including:Appraisal Ethical Claims Handling & Catastrophic Events; Litigation and a Post Cat Environment Claim File Documentation Consumer Protection Good Faith Compliance with the Prompt Payment of Claims Act Survival, Wrongful Death, & Bystander Claims Extra-Contractual Litigation Management Investigating Arson Claims and ALE Fraud Investigating Arson Claims Extra-Contractual Liability and Duties to Insureds/Claimants Analysis of Attorney Fee Bills EmploymentMartin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom L.L.P., May 2009 – presentIrelan Hargis PLLC 2007 – 2009 Nistico & Crouch P.C. 2002 – 2007State Farm Insurance Companies 1993 – 2002:Claim Attorney I, II, and III serving as: Division Claim Attorney; Texas Special Litigation Teams’ Claim Attorney; Managing Attorney South Texas Claim Attorney Team; Texas First Party Claims Teams Claim AttorneyBrock & Mathis P.C. San Antonio 1989-1992 PublicationsThe Lawyer’s Role in Appraisal: The Control Conundrum January 19, 2012South Texas College of Law 16th Annual Texas Insurance Law Symposium Publications / Presentations The Investigating Adjuster as Causation Expert: Lessons in Damage Investigation and Trial Testimony ;Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conference; March 19 – 20, 2013Top Five Current Appraisal Questions; MDJW University; May 11, 2012Gulf Coast Law Update; Windstorm Insurance Conference; February 2, 2012 The Lawyer’s Role in Appraisal: The Control Conundrum ;South Texas College of Law Texas Insurance Law Symposium; January 19,2012Creating The Perfect Bad Faith Storm: Coming Bad Faith Trends; MDJW University; November 15, 2011 Seminars & Speaking EngagementsMDJW First Friday Webinar – Rule 167: Offers in Compromise or Building a Defendable Claim February 6, 2015Barrie Beer – presenter2014 MDJW North Texas Insurance Seminar September 25, 20142013 MDJW North Texas Insurance Seminar October 18, 2013PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo March 17-20, 20132012 MDJW Central Texas Insurance Seminar November 9, 20122012 MDJW South Texas Insurance Seminar May 11, 20122011 MDJW North Texas Insurance Seminar November 15, 2011|
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. is a Texas litigation boutique providing sophisticated representation of disputes and lawsuits in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, fiduciary litigation, construction litigation, commercial and personal injury litigation, labor and employment law, appellate law, and state and federal appeals. The firm handles lawsuits in all metropolitan jurisdictions in Texas. The firm represent…
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