Stephen Burnett


Member
214.744.4407
SBurnett@SchubertEvans.com

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Tort and Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Class Action

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Insurance Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Avoiding the Deadline Trap Doors in a Property Policy,”” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes. Volume 39, Number 7 (July 2014).
  • “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.
  • Authored “In the Cross-Hairs: Current Status of Agent/Broker Liability”, Presented at Fourth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, March 2007.
  • Presented speech entitled “Misrepresentation by an Insured” to the Fourth Annual Insurance Law Conference, Fall 1999

NOTEWORTHY MATTERS

  • Represented clients in civil trial litigation and civil appellate litigation.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on construction defect cases.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving the oil and gas industry.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving complex products liability.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients in cases involving property disputes, premises liability claims, and nuisance claims.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving professional liability claims against accountants, attorneys, and insurance agents.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving class action and complex commercial litigation.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving bodily injury and wrongful death.
  • Represented and provided counsel to clients on cases involving commercial trucking.
  • Author of numerous coverage opinions with an emphasis on analysis of commercial general liability policies and automobile policies.
  • Represented and provided counsel to insurers and policyholders on issues involving:
    • Duty to defend under liability policies
    • First-party coverage under all-risk policies
    • Insurance coverage disputes
    • Declaratory judgment litigation

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1998)
  • The University of Texas (B.A., with high honors, 1995, Phi Beta Kappa)