If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it’s a duck. In a much-anticipated ruling, last Friday the Texas Supreme Court gave strength to the public adjusting statute and added value to a public adjusting license.  In Texas Department of Insurance et al. v. Stonewater Roofing, Ltd., Co., 2024 WL 2869414 (June 7, 2024), the Supreme Court held […]

    Public Adjusters as Expert Witnesses – Challenges to Use as Cost Experts

    Bad Facts Make Bad Law Recently, I Clint Brasher, was speaking at a legal conference for Colorado public adjusters and attorneys where I mentioned that public adjusters could be expert witnesses in damage cases. I stand by that statement. A lawyer, at the close of the meeting, disagreed with my assessment and sent me some court orders. I had reviewed […]

    Texas Supreme Court Hurts Policyholders (Again) 

    In a much-anticipated decision, the Texas Supreme Court declined to help policyholders who have covered claims. The decision, Safeco v. Rodriguez, was pretty straightforward – statutes in Texas allow for the recovery of attorney’s fees in policyholder disputes. This is a good rule because it incentivizes attorneys to work on these cases, even if the matter is small. It has […]

    The Brasher Bulletin – May 2024

    Brasher Law Firm, PLLC Meet Caryl, Our Senior Paralegal of 14 Years! After 14 years here at Brasher Law, I can’t imagine any other workplace that would keep me on my toes. I’ve been the go-to senior paralegal at our firm, and I’m not afraid to say that it’s been quite the ride. Of course, that’s why I absolutely love […]

    The Brasher Bulletin – April 2024

    Brasher Law Firm, PLLC Our Office Manager’s Unexpected Journey in Law Stepping into the world of law wasn’t exactly where I thought my path would lead, especially after preparing to become a coach or a math teacher and beginning my journey toward an education degree. But life, with its unimaginable twists and turns, led me here to a place where […]

    Prompt Pay Act Applies to Duty to Defend Claims

    Historically, courts have applied different duties to insurers in the context of third-party claims versus first-party claims.  “First-party claims” are those where the policyholder is seeking to gain a financial benefit from the policy in question.  “Third-party claims” are those where a third party, someone not a party to the insurance contract, are seeking the benefits of the policy.  Typically, […]

    The Brasher Bulletin – March 2024

    The issue of the Brasher Bulletin includes Meet Brooke, Our Attorney Living a Double Life, an Egg-cellent Global Tradition, and How a British Boy Escaped 6 Years After His Abduction.

    Three Brasher Law Firm Attorneys Named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers List  

    Clint Brasher, Nishi Kothari and Joe Muckleroy earn repeat honors  BEAUMONT, Texas – Three attorneys with Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, have again been recognized by the prestigious national legal guide Lawdragon.   Firm founder Clint Brasher, and partners Nishi Kothari and Joe Muckleroy have each earned a spot on the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for 2024, the third consecutive […]

    The Brasher Bulletin – February 2024

    Brasher Law Firm, PLLC We Fought Through Appeals for a Small Louisiana Church In August 2022, Brasher Law Firm tried the second Hurricane Laura trial in federal court in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The church — a small Pentecostal church located in Dry Creek, Louisiana — made a claim for damages caused by Hurricane Laura but were told that their damages […]