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Donald Waltz, a director of the Firm in the Dallas office, practices in the Insurance and Litigation practice areas.

The focus of his practice is in representing insurers in coverage matters throughout the Southwest, as well as large loss subrogation matters arising from fires and explosions.  He has tried cases to verdict 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.  Prior to joining KRCL, Don was a member of Cozen O'Connor from 1988 to 2012.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2005)
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1988
    • Graduated first in class.
    • Dickinson Law Review
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1985
  • Currently represents several insurers on coverage matters in Texas with regard to construction defect, first party property, personal injury and trucking matters, with an emphasis on additional insured and indemnification issues.
  • 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.
  • Co-author, Orders Declaring Shutdowns May Trigger Insurance Coverage for Lost Income (April 2020).
  • Coverage for the Drunk Driving Employee Under the Business Auto Policy and the Non-Owned Automobile Endorsement, The Transportation Lawer (2011).
  • 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).