Blake Evans

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  • Insurance coverage and declaratory judgment litigation in Texas and nationwide
  • Insurance recovery
  • Litigation involving alleged bad faith and improper claims handling
  • Insurance defense litigation
  • Coverage opinions
  • Insurance program analysis / risk management
  • Insurance regulation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Class action litigation


  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Georgetown University Law School (J.D., 1991)
  • Georgetown International Environmental Law Review – Editor, 1990-91
  • Georgetown University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988)


  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Associate Member, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Insurance and Litigation Sections)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas


  • “Shifting Loss: An Overview of Contractual Indemnity, Additional Insured Status and COIs”- Presentation for Client, April 2015
  • “It’s Your Problem, Not Mine: Effective Risk Transfer from Contract Negotiations to Post-Loss Pursuit of Carriers” – Presentation for City of Dallas, Legal and Risk Management Divisions, June 2014.
  • Ewing Construction Company v. Amerisure: Implications for the Contractual Liability Exclusion” – TIPS Section, Dallas Bar Association, March 2014
  • “Texas Supreme Court Reins in Contractual Liability Exclusion on CD Claims”, Claims Journal,, February 4, 2014.
  • “Risk Transfer Vehicles: An Analysis of Certificates of Insurance, Additional Insureds, Contractual Indemnity and Related Issues” – Presentation for City of Dallas, Risk Management and Legal Divisions, February 2012.
  • “Shifting Loss: Significant Issues Related to Contractual Indemnity, Additional Insureds and Certificates of Insurance” – Risk and Insurance Management Society, DFW Chapter Luncheon, June 2011.
  • “Texas Coverage Law Update” – Presentation for claims officers with insurance carrier client, May 2010.


Represented and provided counsel to insurers and policyholders on many issues and matters, including:

  • Prevailed at Texas Supreme Court on critical indemnity issue under CGL policy D.R. Horton-Texas, Ltd. v. Markel Intl Ins. Co., Ltd., 300 S.W.3d 740 (Tex. 2009).
  • Lead counsel for Fortune 200 homebuilder in multi-carrier coverage and bad faith litigation concerning underlying $1 billion copyright infringement matter.
  • Successful representation of carrier client in general liability coverage litigation regarding numerous underlying residential construction defect lawsuits.
  • Successful defense of E&O insurer in coverage litigation to collect underlying judgment against insureds agency for premium undercharges on Arizona automobile program.
  • Lead counsel for multi-national industrial services client in connection with coverage litigation arising out of an oil refinery fire. Successfully negotiated allocation and exhaustion of primary/excess coverage between client and upstream AI refinery owner.
  • Represented national homebuilder in pursuit of excess carrier for indemnity in connection with settlement of several multi-family construction defect lawsuits in Colorado. Partnered with a team of experts to establish covered property damage within carriers policy period, paving the way for a favorable resolution.
  • Represented apartment complex owner in successful pursuit of property carrier to enforce appraisal award on a roofing claim
  • National counsel for insurers in multi-state class action litigation concerning workers compensation regulatory issues
  • Successful pursuit of homebuilders AI carrier for defense and indemnity costs incurred settling underlying Florida personal injury lawsuit. Persistent discovery abuse prompted court to strike pleadings and enter a default judgment on liability,
  • Represented subcontractor in wrongful death action arising out of tilt-wall accident on a commercial construction project. The lawsuit was resolved on favorable terms for the client.
  • Provided coverage analysis and guidance to carrier client on complex Defense Base Act workers compensation claims worldwide.
  • Successful recovery of policy proceeds on behalf of national home-builder in multiple coverage lawsuits under CGL, excess, umbrella, and EPL policies.


  • Baylor Tom Landry Center
    • Member Advisory Board
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
    • Liaison to Board of Directors 2003-2005
  • Dallas Summer Musicals
    • Curtain Call Fund-raiser Event Committee Chair 2007
  • Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program
    • Applicant Interviewer