Pamella A. Hopper

Senior Counsel

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Practices
Industries
Education
  • South Texas College of Law, JD, cum laude, Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review, 1995
  • Sam Houston State University, BA, with Honors, 1985
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Affiliations

Publications Officer, Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2016-2018

Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Texas Insurance Law, 2016-2018

Chair, Continuing Legal Education, Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2014-2015

Member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment Law, 2011-2013; 2013-2016

Council Member, Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2011-2016

Member, Insurance Information Counsel, 2006-2016

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2009-2016

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2008-2016

Member, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2006-2016

Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Litigation Section, American Bar Association, 2008-2016

Editorial Board, Insurance Litigation Reporter, 2006-2012

Pamella provides counsel to corporate policyholders in a variety of insurance first and third party coverage-related disputes and litigation, including environmental, global warming, construction, business interruption, and directors and officers. Her previous experience includes working for numerous years as an insurance coverage lawyer and adjuster on behalf of the insurance industry.

While in law school, Pamella was a member of the national championship team at the American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition in 1995, and a member of the Order of the Lytae.

Pamella has published numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer on insurance law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Insurance Litigation Reporter.

In the News

Pamella A Hopper
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Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442

Representation of energy company seeking coverage from its liability insurers for environmental contamination. Coverage suits pending in Clark County, Washington and Bexar County, Texas.

Representation of oil company seeking coverage from its liability insurers for numerous MTBE-related product liability claims. Coverage suit pending in Harris County, Texas.

Representation of post-bankruptcy trust seeking coverage from its liability insurers for asbestos-and silica-related liabilities. Settled after obtaining favorable rulings on trigger of coverage, fortuity, and exhaustion.

Representation of major mechanical, electrical and plumbing services provider in numerous construction defect coverage matters, obtaining coverage both as named insured under contractor’s general liability policies, and as an additional insured under subcontractor’s policies.

Representation of electric cooperative in coverage dispute arising from pipeline explosion, successfully obtaining defense under multiple contractor and subcontractor policies as additional insured.

Representation of energy company seeking coverage from its property insurers for damage resulting from Hurricane Ike. Settled before trial.

Representation of retailer in first-party property damage claim resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, resulting in recovery for property damage, extra expense and business interruption claims.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Insurance, Texas, Chambers USA, 2017

Author, "Texas Supreme Court Hands Big Insurance Win to Construction Industry," FC&S Legal, The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center, January 28, 2014
Author, "Business Interruption and Extra Expense Insurance Coverage for Superstorm Sandy Losses," FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center, March 28, 2013
Author, "Tag, You’re It: 'All Sums' and the Mid-Continent Wrinkle," 6th Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law Course, April 3, 2009
Co-author, "Coverage for Climate Change Litigation," Executive Legal Adviser, Texas Lawyer, November/December 2008
Co-author, CAT Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, Thomson Reuters/West Treatise, 2008
Author, Liability Insurance Coverage for Global Warming: An Inconvenient Truth for Carriers, Journal of Texas Insurance Law 11, Vol. 9 No. 1, Spring 2008
Author, "A Novel Concept In Trigger of Coverage: It Happens When It Happens (Or the 'Plain Language' Trigger)," 5th Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law Course, March 27, 2008
Author, "Legally Obligated to Pay 'As Damages," 12th Annual University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, October 11, 2007
Author, "The Policyholder’s Right (And Rightly So) To Select Independent Counsel," State Bar of Texas Fourth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, March 29, 2007
Co-author, "Katrina and Her Cat-ty Stormy Colleagues: Extra Expenses & Business Interruption Coverages," 28 Insurance Litigation Reporter 163, May 15, 2006
Course Director, "Insurance Law CLE Program” and Moderator, “Construction and Insurance Law Panel," Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 26, 2014
Speaker, "Indemnities and Endorsements – Protecting the Owner and Developer in Real Estate Projects," Atlanta Real Estate Risk Managers Association, May 28, 2013
Speaker, "Insurance Coverage for Successor Liabilities," 15th Annual University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, October 14-15, 2010
Co-speaker, "Pollution: Coverage and Exclusions," 14th Annual University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, October 16, 2009
Speaker, "Liability and Directors and Officers Coverage for Global Warming," 13th Annual University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, October 23-24, 2008
Speaker, "Global Warming: An Inconvenient Truth for Insurance Carriers?," 13th Annual University of Texas School of Law Insurance Law Institute, October 23-24, 2008