Donald Waltz, a director of the Firm in the Dallas office, practices in the Litigation, Large Loss Subrogation, Personal Injury Defense and Insurance practice areas. His experience includes prosecution of major subrogation actions in virtually every jurisdiction in the east, central and southern regions of the country. He has tried cases to verdict in major fire and explosion subrogation matters in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas. Additionally, his significant appellate experience includes appeals of matters in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Arkansas and Texas. Additionally, he has argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Successfully tried subrogation claims against a contractor arising from a 2007 fire at Brookhollow Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
- Represented a paving contractor in a dispute regarding the construction of T. Boone Pickens runway in the Texas Panhandle that resulted in a favorable settlement with the project engineer after the close of plaintiff’s case.
- Successfully handled and argued the appeal in the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals of claims by an insurance carrier against a wholesale broker in Geovera Ins. Co. v. Graham Rogers, Inc., No. 10-1943 (April 13, 2011).
- Successfully represented the insurance carrier in an issue of first impression regarding the scope of underinsured motorist coverage afforded to employees under a commercial policy in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Amanzoui v. Universal Underwriters Insurance Company, Civil Action No. 2:09-CV-65(TJW) (May 12, 2010).
- Successfully guided a major insurance carrier in coverage issues arising from the underlying dram shop/auto case involving injuries resulting in quadriplegia in an action in Arizona.
- Represented medical malpractice insurers throughout the southwest on claims made policies involving notice and professional services issues arising from medical malpractice claims.
- Successfully defended an insurance carrier in a $15 million fire/property damage claim after being retained two months before trial.
- Represented a national general contractor in the defense of claims arising from electrocution injuries alleging improper installation of a lightning protection system (retention by carrier). Represented a major aviation manufacturer in claims arising from a multi-million dollar product recall.
- Amount Recoverable in Subrogation, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition ch.162, Sep. 2015
- Co-author, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Subrogation Guide (book published in 2013).