John Goodwin is Of Counsel based in the Dallas office of Butler. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana. For more than 30 years, John has represented major U.S. and foreign insurers in complex first-party and third-party insurance coverage and liability litigation and disputes.
John has extensive experience in representing insurance companies in first-party property coverage lawsuits and claims in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and throughout the United States. He has represented insurers in a broad range of first-party property suits and disputes including those involving claims for wind, flood, water, mold, hail, and fire damage to commercial and residential buildings. John has defended insurers against allegations of breach of contract, bad faith, and other extra-contractual relief.
John also advises and represents insurers in third-party coverage and liability claims and lawsuits in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri and throughout the Unites States. He has represented insurers in lawsuits and claims involving professional liability, Directors and Officers liability, wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, class action relief, environmental damage, marine casualties, and vehicular accidents. John’s experience includes handling coverage disputes and preparing coverage opinions pertaining to CGL, professional liability, pollution, EPLI, D&O, auto/garage, and excess and umbrella policies.
John is involved in every aspect of the first-party and third-party matters he handles. This includes providing clients with initial coverage advice, conducting examinations under oath, deposing witnesses, retaining experts, and resolving the dispute through dispositive motions, mediation, settlement, trial, and appeal.
John has extensive international experience. He counsels British insurers regarding their significant liability exposures in the United States. John has represented international insurers in lawsuits in United States courts, including defending these actions on jurisdictional grounds.
John frequently speaks to insurance industry groups on current legal and industry issues. His presentations address both first-party property and third-party coverage topics.
John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Marketing from Boston College in 1988 and his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1991.
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John Goodwin published "Insurance Law" for the Southern Methodist University Annual Texas Survey Volume 7 on November 10, 2021. Click here to view the full article....