Crain Caton & James has successfully represented insurance companies, both pretrial and through-trial, in the vigorous defense of suspicious insurance claims involving fraud or arson. Two of our attorneys have extensive law enforcement backgrounds, having prosecuted criminal cases as Harris County Assistant District Attorneys. We have also defended sexual assault, libel/slander, sexual harassment and invasion of privacy cases.
Clients often request opinions on insurance coverage questions. Consequently, our attorneys have extensive experience in defending cases under reservations of rights and non-waiver agreements.
Our Texas attorneys have prosecuted and defended claims for offshore injuries, refinery accidents and automobile collisions. They have also defended cases involving damages alleged from toxic chemicals such as tetrachloroethane, xylene, paint compounds and other fuel oils. Additionally, we manage a large national docket involving asbestos claims.
Our experienced attorneys have extensive trial experience and have obtained favorable jury verdicts in claims for severe paralysis, severe facial scarring, brain damage, psychological injury, death and a variety of other personal injuries. Over the years, they have obtained outstanding results from juries in Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Washington and Matagorda Counties.
In addition to our personal injury work, Crain Caton & James’ lawyers have successfully prosecuted and defended contractual and extra contractual (bad faith, DTPA and Insurance Code) claims, even obtaining court findings allowing recovery of a client’s attorneys’ fees. One of our attorneys, who focuses on jury trials, presented a speech and demonstration on preparing for and testifying in bad faith lawsuits.
Our insurance practice has saved clients millions of dollars at the courthouse in negligence, product liability, DTPA/Insurance Code and defamation lawsuits. Our experience in evaluating and trying lawsuits, as well as in trial and appellate victories, gives our attorneys credibility with judges and other trial and appellate lawyers.