Alexander N. Beard

Beard

5910 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-987-8181
abeard@bishophummert.com

As a member of the Firm for 20 years, Alex represents both insurers and policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Alex has handled over 100 appeals in Texas state and federal appellate courts, in cases referred by the Firm's clients and attorneys outside the Firm. An experienced brief writer, Alex is often retained by trade organizations and businesses to author amicus briefs. Assisting clients and attorneys with challenges to personal jurisdiction also comprises a significant portion of Alex's practice. Alex has an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating by Martindale-Hubbell in insurance coverage and appellate law.

Practice Focus

  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Appeals in State and Federal Court
  • Personal Jurisdiction Challenges

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Clemson University (1985)
  • Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School (1988)
    • Tulane Moot Court Board
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal
    • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Bar Admissions and Courts

Professional Memberships and Activities

Representative Cases

  • In re Old American Cnty. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2012 WL 506570 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2012)
  • In re State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Company, 348 S.W.3d 499 (Tex.App-Dallas)
  • Lancer Insurance Co. v. Garcia Holiday Tours, 54 Tex.Sup.Ct.J. 1452, 2011 WL 2586878 (Tex. 2011)
  • Jenkins v. State and County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 287 S.W.3d 891 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth, 2009, pet. denied);
  • Moki Mac River Expeditions v. Drugg, 221 S.W.3d 569 (Tex. 2007);
  • Olympia Capital Associates, L.P. v. Jackson, 247 S.W.3d 399 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2008, no pet.);
  • Schievink v. Wendylou Ranch, Inc., 227 S.W.3d 862 (Tex. App.-Eastland, 2007, pet. denied);
  • Garza v. State and County Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2007 WL 168468 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth, 2007, pet. denied);
  • Thumpers Custom Car Stereo, Inc. v. Martinez, 2007 WL 614184 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth, 2007, no pet.);
  • Blanton v. Vesta Lloyds Ins. Co., 185 S.W.3d 607 (Tex. App-Dallas 2006, no pet.);
  • Utica Nat'l Ins. Co. v. American Indem. Co., 141 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. 2004);
  • Wiggs v. All Saints Health System, 124 S.W.3d 407 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth 2003, pet. denied);