Alissa Puckett

Alissa Puckett

Education

Southern Methodist University (J.D. 2008,cum laude)

Boise State University (M.A., 1999)

University of Idaho (B.S., 1993)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 2008

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Affiliations and Memberships

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court 2011-2012

Representative Experience

Law clerk to the Honorable Douglas S. Lang, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas, September 2008 to August 2009

Practice Description

A significant portion of Ms. Puckett’s practice is devoted to insurance litigation involving both liability and first party property disputes. Ms. Puckett also provides coverage opinions to insurance carriers regarding property and liability policies, analyzing whether coverage exists under Texas law and other jurisdictions.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

  • United National Ins. Co. v. Mundell Terminal Services, Inc., et al., 915 F. Supp. 2d 809 (W.D. Tex. 2012), aff’d 740 F.3d 1022 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Burlington Ins. Co. v. M-C Production & Drilling Co., et al., Civil Action No. 6:10-CV-00443, 2010 WL 1194925 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 21, 2011)
  • Comment: The Proper Focus for FDA Regulations: Why the Fundamental Right to Self Preservation Should Allow Terminally Ill Patients with No Treatment Options to Attempt to Save Their Lives, 60 S.M.U. L. Rev. 635 (2007)