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Cynthia Dunn

Practice Description

Exclusively in the area of Family Law for over 15 years. Handles all cases impacting children and families, including divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, modifications of Texas and out-of-state orders, custody, child support, enforcement, paternity, termination and adoption.

Representative Experience

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Representation of clients across the State of Texas, including in the following counties – Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Henderson, Montague, Wise, Parker, Johnson, Leon, Harris, Travis, Bexar, and Hidalgo

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Case Law Updates | Legislative Updates

Guest Lecturer, University of Dallas – “Consent Issues in the Treatment of Minors”

National Business Institute -“Domestic Law in Texas,” “Tax Aspects of Divorce in
Texas” and “Family Law Litigation in Texas”

Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas -“Walking the High Wire Without a
Net -The Ad Litem’s New Balancing Act”

Speaker, Parker Chiropractic College -“Treatment of Minors”

Speaker, Irving Christian Counseling Center -“Consent Issues in the Treatment of Minors”

Awards & Honors

Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2007, published by Texas Monthly magazine

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

W. Edward Carlton

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Carlton’s business and litigation practice currently focuses on providing consultation and representation to insurance carriers and policy-holders in numerous areas of insurance coverage; and defending insurers, self-insureds and third-party administrators against claims of insurance bad faith. He also maintains a commercial litigation practice representing self-insured employers, construction companies, contractors, and other business entities.

Representative Experience

Provided insurance coverage opinions, counsel and representation in disputes and litigation involving commercial general liability, professional liability, commercial property, environmental, workers’ compensation/employers’ liability and commercial umbrella liability policies.

Represented national primary and excess insurance carriers and third-party administrators in high exposure coverage and extra-contractual “bad faith” litigation.

Represented business clients in disputes involving insurance brokers, agents, carriers, third-party administrators, claims representatives and self-insureds.

Defended national construction companies, contractors and professional employer organizations in suits involving alleged construction defects and catastrophic damages and injuries.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

The Challenge of Integrated Data and Information Management when Splitting the Claim File, Insurance Bad Faith & Coverage Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, New York, New York (2014).

To Split or Not to Split: Avoiding Bad Faith when Defense and Coverage Collide, Annual Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Boca Raton, Florida (2014).

Preparing the Company Witness for a Bad Faith Deposition, Insurance and Bad Faith Coverage Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia (2014).

Proven Methods to Avoid “Wasting” a Policy When There are Multiple Investigations and Competing Demands, American Conference Institute’s 25th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, San Francisco, CA (2013)

Claim Manuals and Training Materials: How to Address Them During Discovery and Trial, Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability, DRI, Boston, MA (2013)

Insurance Bad Faith – Getting Lean in Big Litigation: A New Way to Workout, Annual Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, San Antonio, TX (2013)

SIR’s, Settlement in Excess of Verdicts: When the Finger Pointing Starts, Fraud-Bad Faith-Coverage Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Orlando, FL (2013)

Avoiding Bad Faith When Litigating Questionable Coverage: Reservation of Rights, Declaratory Judgement Actions, Partially Covered Claims and Additional Insured Issues, American Conference Institute’s 23rd Annual National Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, Orlando, FL (Nov. 2012)

The Insurer’s Right to Intervene – And other Problems When the Insured Assigns its Bad Faith Claims, Insurance and Bad Faith Coverage Conference, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Boston, MA (2012)

Duty of Good Faith: Insurance Claims Practices, Gallhager Basset, Sedgwick, Tri-Star, Travelers, Broadspire (2010)

Shifting the Risks: Selected Avenues of Risk Management in Texas Contractual Relationships, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2010)

Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing: Insurance Claims Practices, Hartford Ins., ESIS (2009)

Fundamentals of Litigation Management, Counsel on Litigation Management (2009)

Case Assessment and Evaluation, Council on Litigation Management (2009)

Duty of Good Faith/Insurance Code Litigation: A Utilization Review Perspective, Hartford Ins. (2009)

Duty of Good Faith/Texas Insurance Code Litigation: Case Development, Hartford Ins. (2008)

Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; A Claims Handling Perspective. Gallagher Basset (2007)

Defending Non-Subscriber Cases, Workers’ Comp Publication Seminar (2006)

Coverage Issues in Nursing Home Claims, DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute (2006)

Twin City Fire Insurance Company v. Davis, 904 S.W.2d 663 (Tex. 1995)

Community Involvement, Affiliations and Memberships

Member, Defense Research Institute (Insurance Law Committee, 2003-present; SIU/Fraud Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2014; Board of Directors, 2014) (Commercial Litigation Committee, 2006-present)

Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors, 1999-2005;
Dallas Area Vice-President, 2002-2005)

Member, State Bar of Texas (Tort and Insurance Law Committee)

Member, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (2010-2012)

Member, Counsel for Litigation Management (Bad Faith Committee, 2009-present; eDiscovery & ESI Committee, 2013-present)

Awards & Honors

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Derek Bragg

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Bragg primarily practices family law focusing on issues surrounding divorces, property division, contested custody matters, adoption and termination suits,  enforcement and modification of child and property related issues.

Mr. Bragg also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, contract disputes and business torts, as well as represents bankruptcy creditors involved in Chapter 7, 11 and 13.

Representative Experience

Mr. Bragg has represented numerous clients in family law matters in Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Ellis County and Rockwall County. His litigation experience includes modifications of child related issues, contested divorces, marital property division, termination and adoption, child support, paternity, enforcement matters, and possession and access issues.

Mr. Bragg has successfully argued family law issues in front of the Second Court of Appeals.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Authored “The Surcharge of Ad Valorem Property Taxes and BAPCPA”, ABI Journal, April 2013

Community Involvement, Affiliations and Memberships

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Charles F. Baum

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Baum runs a diverse financial institution and transactions-oriented practice. Handles work-outs, mortgage related litigation, commercial and residential foreclosures, collections, real estate purchase and sale, landlord-tenant, creditors’ and trustees’ rights in bankruptcy, asset and business purchase and sale, and general real estate, mortgage lending, corporate, and title curative matters.

Representative Experience

Handled and/or closed over 500 commercial foreclosures, REO/ORE purchase and sale transactions and commercial workout matters.

Acted as lead counsel in over 100 bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

Represented financial institutions in over 100 title, lien priority, or lien perfection matters.

Resolved over 5,000 mortgage banking litigation matters.

Represented Chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of six mortgage companies.

Served as in-house counsel for two major mortgage lenders.

Represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate and associated entities.

Assisted buyers and sellers of assets and operating businesses.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

“When Tenant Files Bankruptcy During Eviction” – Sterling Education Services, Inc. (2004)

“ Residential Eviction and Trial” – Sterling Education Services, Inc. (2004)

In re Harbor Financial Group, Inc. 303 B.R. 124 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 2003)

Awards & Honors

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating