Richard Lee Smith III

Dylan Savage

November 4, 2020



Anthony W. Kirkwood

September 25, 2018



Jonathan A. Lautin

January 7, 2015



Practice Description

Mr. Lautin is a commercial litigator representing clients on both sides of the docket. The majority of his practice consists of representing and advising insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of litigation matters, including complex coverage disputes.

Community Involvement, Affiliations and Memberships

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Gregory K. Winslett

November 29, 2013



Practice Description

Mr. Winslett handles complex insurance litigation, professional liability defense (including lawyers, engineers, architects and insurance agents), products liability defense, toxic torts, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, construction/surety cases and first party property claims.

Representative Experience

Representation primarily on defense side, but also represented plaintiff-insurers in complex commercial and insurance litigation.

Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice and Insurance Practice Groups.

Faculty member of numerous NITA-sponsored trial advocacy programs.

Handled virtually every type of insurance based litigation in courts throughout the United States.

Awards & Honors

“Texas Super Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2004-2013)

“Texas Top-Rated Lawyers” (Dallas Morning News & The Wallstreet Journal, 2013)

“Top 100 Texas Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2006)

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Frequent lecturer in seminars sponsored by State Bar of Texas including “The Ultimate Insurance Seminar.”

Hanson v. Greystar Development & Const., LP, 317 S.W.3d 850 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth 2010, pet. denied)

Lennar v. Great American et al, 2005 WL 1324833 (Houston [14 Dist] 2005)

Insurance Bad Faith: The Insurer’s Prospective.

Roberts v. Healy, 991 S.W.2d 873 (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.] 1999)

Universal Life Ins. Co. v. Giles, 950 S.W.2d 48 (Tex. 1997)

U.S. Fire v. Williams, 955 S.W.2d 267 (Tex. 1997)

Stephen Ferguson v. Mt. Hawley Insurance Co., Civil Action No. 2:03-CV-381 (Eastern District of Texas – Marshall Division) (2004)

Bayou Bend Homes v. Scottsdale Insurance Co., 2006 WL 2037564

TIG Ins. Co. v. North America Van Lines, 170 S.W.3d 264 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2005, no pet.)

RLI Ins. Co. v. Maxxon Southwest, Inc, 265 F. Supp. 727 (N.D. Tex. 2003)

Pierre v. Newman, Davenport & Epstein, 2006 WL 1522613 (Tex. App. – Dallas)

Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Wright Materials, Inc., 2005 WL 2805565 (N.D. Tex. 2005)

West American Ins. Co. v. RLI Ins. Co., 698 F.3d 1069 (8th Cir. 2012)

Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Mt. Hawly Ins. Co., 2011 WL 9169946 (5th Cir. 2012)

Gregory M. Sudbury

November 29, 2013



Practice Description

Mr. Sudbury’s practice involves representation of regional and national clients in financial institution litigation involving residential mortgage loans, including loan repurchase, wrongful foreclosure, debt collection and lien priority matters. He also regularly represents clients in construction litigation, health care litigation and insurance disputes.

Representative Experience

Represented national financial institutions in various litigation matters, including loan repurchase related issues.

Represented national health care providers in various litigation matters, including service contract and employment related issues.

Represented regional financial institution in various litigation matters, including insurance disputes and employment related issues.

Represented insurers and insureds in various insurance coverage disputes.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Classic Home Financial, Inc., 548 Fed.Appx. 205 (5th Cir. 2013)

Home Loan Corp. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 312 S.W. 3d 199 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2010, no pet.)

Red Rock Properties 2005, Ltd. v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, No. 14-08-00352-CV, 2009 WL 1795037 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] June 25, 2009, no pet.)

Cuauhtli v. Chase Home Finance LLC, 308 Fed. App. 772 (5th Cir. 2009), cert denied 129 S. Ct. 2447 (2009)

Mitchell v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, No. 3:06-CV-2009-K, 2008 WL 623395 (N.D. Tex. March 4, 2008)

Schuhart v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, No. C-05-385, 2006 WL 1897263 (S.D. Tex. July 10, 2006)