Bernie E. Hauder


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Bad Faith, DTPA and Insurance Code Claims
  • Non-Subscriber Litigation
  • Life, Health and Disability Insurance Defense
  • ERISA litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Excess Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation

Representative Transactions

  • Business and contract litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Representation of carriers and certified self insurers in workers’ compensation matters
  • Defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims
  • Defense of claims on life, health and disability insurance policies and ERISA claims
  • Counseling to and defense of nonsubscribers
  • Non-compete, business interference and business interruption claims
  • Defense of premises liability and property claims
  • Representation of excess carriers in catastrophic loss and death cases
  • Defense of bad faith, DTPA and Insurance Code claims
  • Insurance coverage issues and opinions
  • Representation of entities involved in OSHA investigations and inspections

Shareholder Profile

  • Briefing Attorney for the Dallas Court of Appeals (1985-86)
  • Admitted to practice before:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • All Texas State Courts
    • All Federal Courts in Texas
  • Member:
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Dallas Claims Association
    • North Texas Association of Insurance Counsel
  • Frequent speaker at seminars for various companies and organizations
  • Kearney State College (B.S., 1981)
  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1985); Dean’s List; Moot Court Board; Creighton Law Review; Assistant Editor;
  • Authored Summary Judgement in Anti-Trust Litigation, Creighton Law Review; Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Litigation, State Bar of Texas; Texas Nonsubscriber Law, State Bar of Texas; What Every Responsible Nonsubscriber Should Know, TXANS Nonsubscriber Conference
  • Actively involved in various community projects and charitable organizations