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Alasdair A. Roberts

Attorney

Houston, Tx

Alasdair "Al" Roberts focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, products liability, and corporate representation.

Al is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. His experience includes obtaining reversal by the Supreme Court of Texas of multiple trial court orders requiring production of irrelevant and privileged information. He also has significant multi - district litigation experience and has successfully moved for the creation of MDL dockets for multiple clients.

  • Practice Areas
    • Admiralty, Maritime and Energy ~ Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Property Damage
      • Jones Act
      • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)
      • Vessel Collisions / Allisions
      • Cargo / Hull
      • Offshore Construction
    • Appellate Advocacy
    • Contractual Indemnity and Insurance
    • Business and Commercial Transactions and Litigation
    • Property and Bad Faith Insurance Coverage and Litigation
      • Fire Claims and Litigation
      • Flood Claims and Litigation
      • Hail Claims and Litigation
      • Hurricane Claims and Litigation
    • Casualty Litigation and Coverage
    • Insurance Coverage, Litigation and Recovery
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
    • Real Estate (Residential and Commercial)
  • Education
    • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D. (2010)
    • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (2005)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • All Texas State Courts
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • Experience
    • Integral role in successful mandamus of a discovery order from trial court granting motion to compel production of documents concerning defendant’s attorney’s fees. The Supreme Court of Texas held that the billing records were irrelevant and that the order invaded work-product privilege. In re Nat’l Lloyds Ins. Co., 532 S.W.3d 794 (Tex. 2017).
    • Integral role in successful mandamus of a discovery order from trial court granting motion to compel production of client’s internal management reports and associated emails in first party bad faith litigation. In re Nat’l Lloyds Ins. Co., 507 S.W.3d 219 (Tex. 2016).
    • Integral role in successful mandamus of a discovery order from trial court compelling defendant to produce claim files from unrelated claims in first party bad faith litigation. In re Nat’l Lloyds Ins. Co., 449 S.W.3d 486 (Tex. 2014).
    • Second chair trial counsel for commercial property insurer in multi-million dollar bad faith litigation. The jury found no breach of contract, no bad faith, and that the carrier was prejudiced by the late reporting of the claim.
    • Obtained post-appraisal summary judgment on a multi-million dollar appraisal claim and had the judgment affirmed by the Amarillo Court of Appeals. Abdalla v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 2018 WL 2220269 (Tex.App. – Amarillo May 14, 2018, no pet.).
    • Second chair trial counsel for residential property insurance carrier sued for bad faith handling of a Hurricane Ike claim. Obtained JNOV following jury verdict awarding , which was affirmed on appeal. John Davis d/b/a J.D. House of Style v National Lloyds Insurance Company; 484 S.W.3d 459 (Tex.App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2015, pet. denied).
    • Successfully handled defense of pipeline general contractor and pipeline owner in lien foreclosure suit by E&I subcontractor.
    • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of inland marine insurer against insured’s vendor seeking third party beneficiary status under the insurance policy.
    • Successfully handled defense of pipeline general contractor and pipeline owner in suit by property owner claiming seismic damage from pipeline construction.
  • Publications and Presentations
    • Author – Defending Against First Party Claims and Attorney’s Fees presented at the Texas Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Summer Program
    • Author ~ "Corporate Law - Whether a Parent Company's Contacts with a Forum May Be Imputed to a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Based on the Theory of Alter Ego," 43 Texas Journal of Business Law 529 (2009)
  • Professional and Community Affiliations
    • Texas State Bar Association
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Associate Editor and Articles Editor ~ Texas Journal of Business Law (2008-2010)
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Deans Honors List
    • Recipient of Academic Merit Scholarship