E. Thomas Bishop

Bishop

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

For over 30 years, Tom has represented individuals, businesses, and insurers in suits ranging from contract disputes to wrongful death cases.  He has handled trials and appeals in Texas state and federal courts in products liability, premises liability, and professional liability cases, as well as insurance coverage disputes.

Practice Focus

  • Insurance coverage and litigation
  • Defense of personal injury and wrongful death litigation
  • Civil trials and appeals in Texas state and federal courts

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Louisville, with highest honors (1973)
    • Outstanding Graduating Senior Man (1973)
    • Outstanding Football Scholar (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
  • Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University Law School (1976)
    • American Jurisprudence Awards (1974, 1975, 1976)
    • Phi Alpha Delta, Outstanding Service and Scholarship Award (1976)

Professional Distinctions

  • AV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • Best's Recommended Insurance Counsel
  • Former President - Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2000-2001)
  • Recipient, Founders Award - Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2005)
  • Recipient, President's Award - Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1996)
  • Certified Continuing Education Provider - Texas Department of Insurance (Current)
  • Texas Super Lawyers (2013, 2014)

Bar Admissions and Courts

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

Publications and Lectures

  • Baylor Law Journal
  • State Bar of Texas, Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Advanced Civil Trial Course, 1999
  • Advanced Evidence Course, 1999 and 2004
  • Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 1998, 1999, (Chairman, 2000)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Continuing Legal Education Programs (Multiple)

Reported Cases

  • Favour Leasing, LLC v. Mulligan, No. 05-13-01000-CV, 2014 WL 4090130
    (Tex. App.-Dallas Aug. 19, 2014, no. pet.)
  • In re State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Company, 348 S.W.3d 499 (Tex.App-Dallas)
  • Lancer Insurance Co. v. Perez, 345 S.W.3d 50 (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);
  • Utica Nat'l Ins. Co. v. American Indem. Co., 141 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. 2004);
  • 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.);
  • St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Hoffman, 2005 WL 1950848 (Tex. App-Dallas, Aug. 16, 2005);
  • Hertz Corp. v. Pap, 923 F. Supp. 914 (N.D. Tex. 1995), aff'd, 98 F.3d 1339 (5th Cir. 1996);
  • Thurman v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 952 F.2d 128 (5th Cir. 1992) cert. denied, 506 U.S. 945 (1992);
  • Northbrook Nat'l. Ins. Co. v. Brewer, 493 U.S. 6 (1989).

Additional Honors