Call: 281-260-6304

Kerr Wilson, P.C.

16800 Imperial Valley
Suite 360
Houston, TX 77060
O: 281-260-6304
F: 281-260-6467

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Richard Wilson Richard Wilson is licensed in Texas and admitted to practice before all state courts, the federal courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit. As a trial lawyer, Richard has tried complex cases to a verdict for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has also resolved numerous disputes for his clients by summary judgment. Richard handles every conceivable type of commercial and business dispute, while continuing to maintain a focus on insurance coverage and defense work. Richard also handles appeals, and has successfully represented clients before the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and Texas appellate courts.

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EXPERIENCE

Case: Defended an insurance company against a claim that they owed defense costs and damages to an international hotel chain after a worker fell to his death while working at one of the hotels.
Result: Obtained a finding that the insurance company had no duty to defend based on the employee injury exclusion even though the decedent was not the insured's employee.

Case: A Harris County probate judge was sued by a prominent multi-millionaire alleging he violated his legal duties in making her the subject of a guardianship.
Result: The suit was dismissed and, on appeal, the Fifth Circuit affirmed defining the judicial immunity available to probate courts in Texas. Bauer v. Texas, 341 F.3d 352 (5th Cir. 2003).

Case: An insurance company was sued by AIG, which claimed the firm's client was responsible for paying the costs to defend AIG's insured in a multi-million dollar damage claim brought by Exxon Mobil.
Result: The trial court found no duty to pay the defense costs based on AIG's policy being primary under the "other insurance" clauses in concurrent policies. Willbros RPI, Inc. v. Cont'l Cas. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99851 (S.D. Tex. August 27, 2008).

Case: Defended several defendants associated with a manufacturing company that allegedly misappropriated a competitor's trade secrets and improperly hired several of the competitor's employees.
Result: After a month long trial, obtained a take nothing judgment for one of the defendants, and on appeal persuaded the appellate court to reverse and render judgment in favor of several co-defendants that lost in the trial court. Glattly v. Air Starter Components, Inc., 332 S.W.3d 620 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010, pet. denied).

Case: A site preparation company was sued for negligent hiring after one of its employees assaulted another worker at the job site. After the company's insurance company refused to defend it, filed suit against the insurance company.
Result: After going all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, won a holding that employers are covered under a general liability policy for a negligent hiring claims asserted against them when an employee commits an intentional act. King v. Dallas Fire Insurance Co., 85 S.W.3d 185 (Tex. 2002).

Case: A publicly traded waste company filed suit against its insurance broker for negligence after its insurance company became insolvent and failed to pay substantial damages in a case in south Texas.
Result: Obtained a take nothing judgment for the broker, and recovered the full value of the broker's counterclaim for unpaid premiums. The decision was affirmed on appeal.

Case: Defended a prominent national firm against a malpractice claim based on its work in the Sulzer implant litigation.
Result: Obtained summary judgment for the plaintiffs' firm. The summary judgment was affirmed on appeal. Duerr v. Brown, 262 S.W.3d 63 Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no pet.).

Case: Defended several wealthy investors in claims arising out of a for-profit college that failed.
Result: Obtained the dismissal of claims against the investors based on a lack of personal jurisdiction in Texas. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal. Digges v. Knowledge Alliance, Inc., 176 S.W.3d 463 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2004, no pet.).

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law; Austin, Texas; J.D.
  • Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; B.S., cum laude


Contact:

Richard Wilson
281.260.6304

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