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Robert G. Wall

Associate | rwall@smsm.com
Associate | Austin, TX
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Mr. Wall is an experienced insurance litigator practicing in the firm’s Austin, Texas office. Mr. Wall represents insurers in the defense of firstparty lawsuits arising from claims on commercial and personal lines of insurance, including homeowners, business owners, commercial property and inland marine lines. Mr. Wall is also experienced in insurance coverage analysis, subrogation claims and defense, and third-party defense of insureds under liability policies.

Honors

  • University of Colorado School of Law Civil Practice
    Clinic, 2007-2008

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Austin Bar Association – Civil Litigation Section
    Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
    Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    Texas Bar Association – Insurance Section

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Second-chair trial experience in Insurance Fraud / Bad Faith case where damage claims exceeded $580,000, exclusive of extracontractual
    damages. Achieved dismissal of all extra-contractual claims in pretrial
    hearings and obtained a zero-liability defense verdict at the conclusion of a two-week jury trial. (Cause No. DC-12-09407, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division, J. Sam Lindsay)
  • Successfully briefed motion to sever and compel arbitration of Third-Party Defendant’s cross-claims against insurance carrier in broker procurement dispute. Also briefed successful summary judgment motion on Third-Party Plaintiff’s misrepresentation claims against carrier. (Cause No. 11-Cv-3238, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, J. Andrew Carter)
  • Second-chair trial experience in personal injury lawsuit involving medical damages in excess of $300,000 and a final pre-trial demand from Plaintiff of $1.6 million. Obtained zero-liability defense verdict after one-week jury trial. (Cause No. A-10-CA-591, Western District of Texas – Austin Division, J. Sam Sparks).
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of breach of contract and extra-contractual claims against UIM carrier after showing prior recovery by Plaintiffs had not been disclosed in bankruptcy and that discharged medical billing was sought in alleged damages. (Cause No. 2007-CV- 3027, District Court for the City and County

Education

Fort Lewis College, B.A. (Business Economics),
2003, Dean’s List
University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 2008

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2008
    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    Texas, 2010
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas,
    2013
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas,
    2011
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas,
    2011