Jon Hlavinka Of Counsel



Jon Hlavinka has practiced law for more than 30 years. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer particularly in the fields of nursing home liability and insurance coverage. Jon spent several years working on an insurance coverage construction defect docket that ultimately had a multibillion-dollar effect on the Texas construction industry. Today, Jon is a dedicated defender of nursing homes against an onslaught of liability cases brought, many unfairly he believes, in troubled times.

Jon has broad experience in state and federal court litigation and appeals, insurance coverage issues and contractual matters. His experience includes trial and appellate work related to multimillion-dollar insurance coverage dockets and involvement in many other substantial matters. He has issued numerous insurance coverage opinions and has extensive knowledge of various types of insurance policies and has been involved with national trial and insurance coverage teams and in the formulation of national insurance coverage strategies.

Jon, the devoted parent along with his wife of three Eagle Scout sons, served on the board of directors of the West University Little League and as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 55, both among the largest such organizations in the world.

Representative Matters

United States Fire Ins. Co. v. Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 981 F.2d 850 (5th Cir. 1993);

Western Heritage Ins. Co. v. Dean, 55 F.Supp.2d 646 (E.D. Tex. 1998);

Winnebago Industries v. Reneau, 990 S.W.2d 292 (Tex. App. - Austin 1998, no pet.);

Celanese Ltd. v. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., 75 S.W.3d 593 (Tex. App. - Texarkana 2002, pet. denied);

In re Allied Construction Services, L.C., 2002 WL 31398941 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2002, orig. proceeding)

Great American Ins. Co. v. The Holmes Builders, Inc., 2004 WL 887156 (Tex. App. - Dallas 2004);

Archon Investments, Inc. v. Great American Lloyds Ins. Co., 174 S.W.3d 334 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, pet. denied);

Courtland Custom Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, 395 F.Supp.2d (S.D. Tex. 2005);

Pat Hambrick Construction, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, 2005 WL 2100275 (Tex. App. - Waco 2005, no pet.);

Urethane International Products v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, 187 S.W.3d 172 (Tex. App. - Waco 2006, no pet.);

Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Daneshjou Company, Inc., 210 Fed.Appx. 374 (5th Cir. 2006);

Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., - S.W.3d -, 2007 W.L. 2459193 (Tex. 2007); and

Shuttleworth v. G&A Outsourcing, Inc. d/b/a G&A Partners, 2009 WL 277052 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2009, no pet.).

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