Ms. Rogers is an insurance coverage lawyer. She has extensive experience in insurance coverage matters involving primary and excess/umbrella commercial general liability insurance and commercial auto liability coverage, including truckers’ auto liability. She is also experienced in the areas of commercial property insurance and personal lines coverages, including personal auto liability, uninsured/underinsured motorists’ coverage and homeowners’ liability coverage as well as professional liability and employer’s liability. Her clients include large and small Texas and foreign insurers, both admitted and surplus lines carriers. Most of her work is for insurers, but she has on occasion represented policyholders in negotiation and litigation with their insurers.
Ms. Rogers joined the firm in May, 1985, one of the first lawyers to join the firm after its inception in March of that year. She has practiced in the areas of personal injury defense and some commercial litigation and has successfully tried many personal injury cases for the defense. Although she still enjoys some personal injury defense work, she decided several years ago to focus her practice on insurance coverage. Her coverage practice includes insurance coverage litigation, issuing coverage opinions, writing or assisting in the writing of reservation-of-rights and denial-of-coverage letters for her clients, representing insurers in “bad faith” and extra-contractual litigation, negotiating and drafting defense cost-sharing agreements among insurers, negotiating and drafting coverage-in-place agreements and other agreements between insurers and insureds, monitoring and evaluating underlying cases for excess insurers, assisting her clients with the drafting of endorsements and other policy provisions, and assisting her clients in developing a strategy for the resolution and in negotiations for the resolution of underlying claims. She has extensive experience with respect to coverage for construction defect claims and has spoken on that topic at continuing legal education programs. She particularly enjoys advising and serving her clients with respect to issues regarding additional insureds, apportionment among and responsibilities of co-insurers and consecutive insurers, coverage for insureds’ contractual indemnitees, Stowers and other extra-contractual liability and issues raised by the insured’s bankruptcy or insolvency.
In addition to being licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, Ms. Rogers is admitted to practice before all federal districts courts in Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- University of Houston Law Center, (J.D., 1984)
- Southwest Texas State University, (B.A., Journalism, 1980)
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Practice Areas and Casework
- Insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
- Personal injury defense