Mr. Billy McGill
Irving TX, 75061
Twenty four years of experience in the property and casualty insurance field. Expertise in bad faith, claims handling practices, coverage analysis, Stowers claims, retrospective rating.
Practice Areas and General Experience Twenty four years of practice as an attorney and insurance underwriter in the following areas: property and casualty insurance coverage, bad faith, claims handling practices, insurance statutory claims, insurance regulations, retrospective rating, premium calculation, insurance audits, insurance class action insurance,and Stowers claims. Employment History Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Liser, Proctor & Hart, L.L.P. Fort Worth, Texas 2003 to 2005 Position: Senior Attorney My practice primarily involved insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, insurance coverage opinions and analysis, insurance class action litigation, and appellate work. Some of my accomplishments included: Drafted arbitration briefs in a $3.6 million insurance arbitration, in which our client prevailed Obtained summary judgment for our client in an insurance bad faith case Successfully defended against numerous summary judgment motions, which resulted in our clients obtaining favorable settlement terms Travelers Insurance Group Dallas, Texas 2000-2003 Position: In house coverage counsel I handled virtually all of the in house insurance coverage litigation for the Dallas regional office, which included all of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. The other part of my practice involved providing coverage opinions and legal advice to claims and underwriting personnel, training claims personnel on legal and coverage issues, and representing the company at mediations. Some of my accomplishments included: Prevailed in a $250,000 insurance arbitration with another insurance carrier Obtained summary judgment in a $500,000 insurance coverage case Obtained summary judgment in a $350,000 insurance bad faith case Obtained summary judgment in a $150,000 insurance bad faith case Settled numerous cases on terms favorable to the company Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Dallas, Texas 1990-2000 Position: Non Equity Partner I began my legal career at Jackson Walker as an associate in 1990. I made non equity partner in 1997. My practice was very similar to my practice at the Brown Dean firm, and included insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, insurance coverage opinions and analysis, insurance class action litigation, and appellate work. Briefed and argued several successful appeals, both as part of a legal team and as first chair appellate counsel Employers Casualty Company Dallas, Texas 1978-1987 Position: Director of Commercial Casualty Underwriting I began my professional career as a commercial casualty underwriter in 1978. I was promoted to senior underwriter in 1979, underwriting supervisor in 1980, and underwriting director in 1982. In this capacity, I reported directly to the underwriting vice president and had underwriting responsibility for a $40 million book of commercial casualty insurance business. I supervised ten underwriters and underwriting assistants. Legal Education Southern Methodist University J.D., 1990 Class rank: 7th of 229 Honors: Order of the Coif, Southwestern Law Journal Editor Undergraduate Education University of Texas at Arlington B.A. Economics, 1978 GPA: 3.93/4.00 Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Chi Professional Designations Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter ("CPCU") Bar Admissions All state courts in the State of Texas United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Publications/Presentations Authored and lectured on "The Standard Auto Insurance Agreement," presented at the Texas Auto Insurance and Accident Litigation Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Authored and lectured on "Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation," presented at the Texas Auto Insurance and Accident Litigation Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Authored and lectured on "Insurance and Contractual Risk Transfer Provisions in Construction Contracts," presented at the Texas Construction Law Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, in 2004. Authored and lectured on "First Party Bad Faith," presented at the Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Texas Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, in 2005. Lectured on "What is an Occurrence?," presented at the Advanced Insurance Law Seminar, sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center, in 1999.