Michael W. McCoy is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses on insurance coverage and related matters.
With a legal career spanning more than four decades, Michael has been engaged in all manner of complicated and sophisticated insurance coverage disputes. His vast experience includes matters involving multiple parties, multiple lines of insurance, reinsurance, retail, and wholesale insurance brokers, among other issues and industry participants. Many of these cases have been heard before the Texas Insurance Commission and frequently include managing general agencies and various syndicates from the overseas market.
Michael has been involved in insurance coverage litigation regarding almost every type of policy imaginable, including first- and third-party insurance cases and with respect to primary and excess insurance. Additionally, he has represented insurance brokers in the full spectrum of disputes involving the brokering and producing of insurance policies, in addition to representing other professionals, including lawyers, in liability and malpractice actions. He has defended numerous insurance carriers and third-party claims administrators in "bad faith" and extra-contractual litigation, and has been involved in countless general insurance defense matters ranging in scope from premises liability to sophisticated machinery products cases.
Michael writes and lectures frequently in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance "bad faith," and insurance broker errors and omissions. He is active as an affiliate member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Organization and regularly serves as an expert witness with respect to insurance coverage and insurance broker errors and omissions.
In addition to his work on insurance matters, Michael represents employers in employment litigation and is an affiliate member in various human resources organizations.