We serve as coverage counsel for insurers and policyholders, advising them on defense and indemnity obligations in Texas, drafting opinions and reservations of rights, and litigating declaratory judgment actions. We have extensive experience with Texas workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance issues, though we also counsel clients on other lines of commercial insurance, reinsurance, and related matters such as Stowers, bad faith, and regulatory compliance.
Arnold, Placek & Foerster uses Coverageopinion.com, a website we designed, allowing clients to submit, track, and receive analysis on coverage matters from our lawyers in real time. Our clients love the transparency and convenience of Coverageopinion.com, which is fully encrypted and supported by our on-site IT manager.
Our insurance experience runs deep. Carriers call us to respond to regulatory investigations and audits, enforce subrogation rights, draft coverage forms and endorsements, and even train adjusters. We also step in as counsel for policyholders to press novel legal positions or obtain extraordinary appellate remedies in cases where the carrier is providing the policyholder's defense.
Arnold, Placek & Foerster represents insurers, third-party administrators, and intergovernmental risk pools in high-stakes workers’ compensation matters. With a deep working knowledge of this complex and peculiar area of law, we offer consulting services on regulatory compliance and claims investigation, represent carriers and employers in the Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, and litigate appeals of agency decisions in state trial and appellate courts.
Business-to-business conflict presents a challenging mix of high stakes, complex legal issues, and technical facts. We offer a pragmatic approach: exploring avenues for quick resolution, developing winnable issues, and preparing cases for trial when it best serves our clients. Our attorneys represent clients in disputes involving:
We excel in bringing and defending appeals and original proceedings. Our appellate services begin in the trial court with dispositive motions, jury charges, error preservation, and post-trial motions, and continue on with briefing and arguing appeals and original proceedings. Although most of our appellate workload stems from our insurance law and business practice, we have successfully handled appeals in areas such as family law, public education, ERISA, and other commercial matters.
We cater to the local and mid-sized business communities of Travis, Williamson, and Burnet counties. Whether you are just forming your company or looking to take it to the next level, we offer services to give you security and professionalism, including: