Tollefson Bradley Ball & Mitchell, L.L.P.

Beth D. Bradley

Attorney Biography

Beth concentrates her practice in insurance coverage and appellate matters, and is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Beth has represented primary and excess insurĀ¬ers, agents, and reinsurers in a variety of coverage-related litigation, including declaratory judgment actions, primary/excess disputes, bad faith cases and appeals. In addition, she regularly advises insurers on coverage issues under general and professional liability policies, commercial auto and trucking poliĀ¬cies, commercial property policies and homeowners' policies.

ADMISSIONS Admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court,the United States District Courts for all Districts of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits.

EDUCATION Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Texas in 1986. Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Dallas in 1983. Associate Editor (1985) and the Executive Editor (1985-1986) of the American Journal of Criminal Law.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES Member of the State Bar of Texas, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association; Treasurer of the Council of the Insurance Law Section of the Texas State Bar; member of the Planning Committee for the Annual Insurance Law Institute, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law (Co-Chair, 2005, 2006); member of Planning Committee for Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.

Speeches and Publications:

Beth Bradley has presented speeches and papers on insurance issues for adjusters and lawyers as in-house training and at continuing education seminars. Her speeches and publications include:

  • Late Notice and Other Slithy Toves (with Vince Morgan, Pillsbury Winthrop), 3rd ANNUAL ADVANCED INSURANCE LAW COURSE (March 30-31, 2006) Strategery: Dec Actions 101 (with Vince Morgan, Pillsbury Winthrop), 2nd ANNUAL ADVANCED INSURANCE LAW COURSE (March 31-April 1, 2005)

  • Coverage for Copyright Infringement Under General Liability Policies, Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee Newsletter (Winter 2005), Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association

  • Soriano: Unanswered Questions and Practical Approaches, 9th ANNUAL INSURANCE LAW INSTITUTE (November 11-12, 2004). Pleading Traps & Tricks: Pleading in and out of coverage, 2004

  • Insurance Law Section Annual Seminar, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (June 10-11, 2004). Cracks, Leaks, Mold and More: A Survey of Recent Cases Under Homeowners Policies, 5 Journal of Texas Insurance Law 2 (May 2004)

  • Coverage for Copyright Infringement in the Marketing of Computer Software: The Insurer's Perspective, ABA 2004 Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage CLE Seminar (March 4-6, 2004).

  • Strategy and Ethics in Declaratory Judgment Actions, 8th ANNUAL INSURANCE LAW INSTITUTE (November 2003).

  • Update on Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury, 7Lh ANNUAL INSURANCE LAW INSTITUTE (September 4-6, 2002).

  • Insuring "Science and the Useful Arts": Emerging Coverage Issues in Intellectual Property Claims, 17th ANNUAL ABA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CONFERENCE (April 11-12, 2002) (co-authored with Claudia Volaire).

  • Texas Excess: Issues Arising From Excess and Umbrella Insurance, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Winter Seminar (February 20-23, 2002).

  • Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Consumer Law Section, Houston Bar Association (October 18, 2001).

  • Mold, Mildew, Millions: Mold Claims Under Commercial Policies, 6th ANNUAL INSURANCE LAW INSTITUTE (September 6-7, 2001). Recent Developments in Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage, Insurance Coverage Litigation Meeting, American Bar Association (March 8-10, 2001); republished in Coverage, Vol. 11, No.3 (May/June 2001).