Justin T. Woods

Associate

Justin represents clients in connection with claims involving truck accidents, construction project disputes and injuries, and professional liability. He also defends businesses in commercial litigation cases. He has also performed coverage investigations for both insurers and policyholders.

Justin began his professional career as a claims adjuster for the largest US property and casualty insurer where he gained valuable insight and experience in evaluating serious bodily injury claims, assessing liability, and determining insurance coverage. After graduating from law school in 2010, he spent four years representing Texas-based clients in oil and gas and real estate transactions, and then five years as an insurance defense attorney, representing insurers, trucking companies, truck drivers, and non-commercial motorists in claims and litigation.

Justin also has experience representing real estate agents/brokers and accountants in professional responsibility litigation, and drafting formal coverage opinions (both commercial and personal lines) for insurers and policyholders.

Justin joined SWP in 2020 and is a member of the Firm’s Transportation & Trucking, Construction Litigation, Commercial & Business, Professional Liability, and Insurance Law practice groups.

Community Activities

St. Joseph’s Honey Creek Catholic Church

Represented Kentucky-based wind energy focused trucking and transportation firm in multi-party federal court litigation;

Represented Texas Valley EMS provider in personal injury claims stemming from motor vehicle accident;

Defended Central Texas CPA firm in allegation of providing erroneous tax advise pertaining to 1039 Exchanges involving ranch land;

Defended Property & Casualty Insurer in federal court property damage case, securing a Motion for Summary Judgment in its favor;

Successfully argued Motion for New Trial nine years after entrance of what was determined to be an interlocutory Default Judgment in premises liability dog bite litigation;

Advised Insurer as to applicability of liability insurance coverage in allegation of assault against Transportation Network Company affiliated driver.

Education

Texas A&M University, BS Agricultural Systems Management 2007

St. Mary’s University School of Law, JD 2010

Legal Memberships

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

 

Admissions

Texas

US District Court for Southern District of Texas

US District Court for Western District of Texas