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Alasdair A. Roberts

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aroberts@ds-lawyers.com
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Phone: 713-580-8932
Fax: 713-580-8910

450 Gears Rd, #350
Houston, Texas 77067

Mr. Roberts practices in the area of first and third-party insurance litigation, commercial litigation, products liability, and corporate representation. His experience includes the representation of both standard and surplus lines insurers regarding various first party coverage and defense matters.  Mr. Roberts shares in the management of a broad docket of multi-district hurricane, hail, and windstorm litigation involving both residential and commercial properties.  In addition, Mr. Roberts routinely represents business entities in litigation, corporate governance, and transactional matters.

Mr. Roberts’s experience also involves representing individuals in products liability cases against home builders and automobile manufacturers.

Representative Cases

In re National Lloyds Insurance Company, 449 S.W.3d 486, 58 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 64 (Tex. Oct 31, 2014) (NO. 13-0761).  Successful mandamus of a discovery order from County Court at Law in Dallas County, Texas compelling residential property insurance carrier to produce claim files from unrelated claims.  In granting mandamus, the Court noted, "... we fail to see how National Lloyds' overpayment, under payment, or proper payment of the claims of unrelated third parties is probative of its conduct with respect to Erving's undervaluation claims at issue in this case."

In Re National Lloyds Insurance Company Hail and Wind Storm Litigation, before the Multidistrict Litigation Panel of Texas, No. 15-0256.  Successfully moved for consolidation of 176 hail and wind storm cases, pending in 56 counties across the state of Texas, into one MDL pretrial court in Harris County, Texas.

Andrea Amaro and Martin Amaro v National Lloyds Insurance Company, et al, 206th District Court, Hidalgo County, Texas, transferred from Cause No. C-0304-13-H.  Successfully represented residential property insurance carrier sued following March 2012 hail storm.  The jury found no breach of contract and no bad faith.

John Davis d/b/a J.D. House of Style v National Lloyds Insurance Company ; 11th District Court, Harris County, Texas, transferred from Cause No. 2010-58199, tried in the 281st District Court, Harris County, Texas.  Successfully represented residential property insurance carrier sued following Hurricane Ike.  Following an adverse jury verdict, the Court granted Defendant’s Motion for JNOV.

Preston Thibodeaux v National Lloyds Insurance Company, et al , 11th District Court, Harris County, Texas, transferred from Cause No. D-185-838, Jefferson County, Texas, tried in the 136th District Court, Jefferson County, Texas.  Successfully represented residential property insurance carrier sued following Hurricane Ike.  The jury found no breach of contract or bad faith.

Carla Hannah v. National Lloyds Insurance Company and Erica Woodson , 192 nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas, Cause No. DC-14-03675.  Obtained full summary judgment on breach of contract, bad faith, and extra-contractual causes of action against insurance company following water discharge claim by Plaintiff.

Ramesh Kapur and Madhuri Kapur v. National Lloyds Insurance Company, 11th District Court, Harris County, Texas, transferred from Cause No. 2012-52649, 113 th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas.  Obtained full summary judgment on affirmative defense of limitations on breach of contract, bad faith, and extra-contractual causes of action against insurance company following Hurricane Ike claim by Plaintiffs.

Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law, 2010
Phi Delta Phi
Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
Dean’s Honor List
Texas Journal of Business Law – Articles Editor

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Government, 2005

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Texas , 2010
U.S. District Court Easter District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel