Christene Wood

Christene Wood

Of Counsel

Ms. Wood devotes much of her practice to the representation of insurance carriers against allegations of breach of contract, “bad faith”, and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Her representation of both domestic and surplus lines carriers includes both commercial and personal lines policies, as well as third-party coverage disputes. Ms. Wood’s experience includes the resolution of large and small losses pertaining to claims involving property damages and business interruption.

She also handles casualty claims stemming from allegations of construction defects, premises liability, products liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation.

Community Activities

Past Co-Chair Houston Bar Association’s Juvenile Consequences Committee

Publications and Seminars

  • Moon v. State, 410 S.W.3d 366 (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, affirmed 451 S.W.3d 28 (Tex. Crim. App. 2014).
  • Lundstrom v. United Services Auto. Ass’n-CIC, 192 S.W.3d 78 (Tex.App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied).
  • April 22, 2016, keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Juvenile Law Conference at Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Christene presented with Jack Carnegie, Appellate Counsel for Cameron Moon, on the topic of “The State of Texas v. Cameron Moon: Ethical Issues in Assessing Whether Youth Should be Certified”, which discussed the background and legal significance of the landmark decision on the juvenile certification process in Texas.
  • Presented CE to clients on updates in Texas Insurance Law and Bad Faith.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, 1989

Legal Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2017-2018 as a top rated insurance coverage attorney in Houston, Texas.
  • Received the Texas Law Fellowship’s Excellence in Public Interest Award 2015 for work in connection with the pro bono representation of a juvenile in a landmark case resulting in significant changes in juvenile justice in Texas. The award was presented by Professor Michele Deitch, a professor with the UT Law School at a ceremony hosted by Bill and Stephanie Whitehurst.

Admissions

United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas