Jon Hlavinka Of Counsel




Jon Hlavinka is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience defending claims involving personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, deceptive trade practices, premises liability, property/casualty losses and professional negligence. He has broad experience in state and federal court litigation and appeals, insurance coverage issues and contractual matters. Jon’s experience includes trial and appellate work related to multimillion-dollar insurance coverage dockets and involvement in many other substantial matters. His wide-ranging writing experience includes numerous appellate briefs in state and federal court.

Jon has issued numerous insurance coverage opinions and has extensive knowledge of various types of insurance policies. Has also has substantial experience with corporate matters, jurisdictional challenges, venue disputes, privilege and confidentiality issues, large document productions, corporate witness and expert witness depositions, expert challenges, discovery/summary judgment motions, collections work and trial. Jon has been involved with a number of national trial and insurance coverage teams and in the formulation of national insurance coverage strategies.

Jon is on the board of directors of the West University Little League (the largest in the world) and is chairman of the All-Star Tournament Host Committee. He also is an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 55, which is affiliated with St. John the Divine Church in Houston (one of the largest troops 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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