Perry Law P.C. Founder Meloney Perry Honored in Best Lawyers in America 2020

Perry recognized for her insurance law and litigation expertise    DALLAS – Insurance coverage and litigation attorney Meloney Perry has earned a place in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in insurance law and insurance litigation.   The nation’s oldest peer-review guide has recognized the Dallas attorney and founder of Perry...

Assessing a UM/UIM Case, pt. 1: Just the Facts

Continuing the discussion we began here on some of the basics surrounding UM/UIM coverage, let us take a deeper look at some of the steps to take, questions to ask, and issues to consider while handling a UM/UIM claim. 1. Review the policy. This is the first step, the reasons for which should be fairly...

Texas Supreme Court Closes ‘Trapdoor’ Pretrial Ploy that Exposed Defendants to Sanctions

INSURANCE JOURNAL - By Meloney Perry | July 15, 2019 - Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissions and then later conceding negligence at...

Technology’s Impact on the Insurance Industry

Name an industry, any industry, and almost immediately you will be able to list the ways technology has impacted it. The insurance industry is no different. Technology is a game-changer, so let’s take a look at some of the effects it has had – and will have – in this area. The Claims Process The systems...

Texas Supreme Court Rules in Policy Appraisal Suits

On June 30, 2019, The Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in Barbara Technologies v. State Farm Lloyds and Ortiz v. State Farm Lloyds. The Court provided clarification of the interplay between insurance policy appraisal clauses and lawsuits involving breach of contract, bad faith, and Texas Insurance Code violations, including the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims...

Meet Kaylee Caffey

We recently brought on a wonderful intern, Kaylee Caffey. Check out this short video to meet our newest team member! 

Understanding the Stowers Demand Doctrine

As Featured In In our last article, we briefly discussed some of the key ingredients of a successful Stowers demand. Those are: There must be coverage; The demand cannot exceed policy limits; The defendant’s liability must be reasonably clear; The offer must be reasonable; and The demand must be unconditional and offer the defendant a...

Meloney Perry Interviewed by CBS 11 on Flooded Cars at Dallas Love Field Airport

Travelers who left their vehicles in Dallas Love Field Airport’s parking garage returned to flooded cars after heavy rains spread throughout the metroplex. Around 30 cars were reported to have been submerged by the flooding. The firm’s Meloney Perry spoke with KTVT CBS Dallas about what car owners can expect with insurance, “Make all...

Meloney Perry Quoted in CO— on Business Vehicle Insurance

When it comes to owning a business that requires transportation, you may want to consider business vehicle insurance to protect you and your company from accidents. Meloney Perry recently explained in an article by CO—, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce digital publication, the importance of such a policy for your company. "It’s very important...

UM/UIM Coverage: What Is It All About?

Uninsured Motorist coverage gives us a lot to talk about, so we would like to start at the very beginning, so that you understand exactly what it is and how some of the issues surrounding it affect you, your insureds, and your business. The VERY Beginning The first thing to know is that UM and UIM...

Court sides with Perry Law Attorneys on Contingency Fee Battle

A Texas judge granted a motion for summary judgment in a case involving an insurance dispute over a hospital lien. Attorneys at Loncar Associates filed a lawsuit against GEICO and others for negotiating and paying a hospital lien for its insured. Loncar’s client, Herman Wright, was in a car accident on August 2, 2017 in...

What Is a Stowers Demand?

Next year will see the 100th anniversary of the accident that led to the Stowers doctrine and was litigated in G.A. Stowers Furniture Co. v. American Indem. Co., 15 S.W.2d 544 (Tex. Comm'n App. 1929, holding approved). Why was this case important, and what impact has it had on insurance law and the way...

Texas Supreme Court Ruling on Attorney-Client Privilege Can Benefit Insurers

The Supreme Court of Texas recently ruled in favor of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) regarding attorney-client privilege in a decision that can benefit insurance companies involved in litigation. The justices determined that attorney-client privilege extended to communications between a TWIA employee and counsel when the employee was serving as an expert witness for...

You Got Served: What to Do If You Get Served with a Subpoena

Being served with a subpoena can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it has never happened to you. The first thing to remember is not to panic. Although both are possibilities, being served with a subpoena does not mean you are being sued, or even that you are party to a dispute. What the...

Perry Law Secures No-Evidence Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Insurance Case

A Texas judge granted a no evidence summary judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit against Perry Law client GEICO. Judge John Roach Jr. in the 296th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas granted the order and dismissed the case after Perry Law attorneys Meloney Perry and Stacy Thompson submitted the motion. The lawsuit stemmed...

Perry Law Commentary: Midterm Election Results are a Historic Win for Women

The midterm elections have created a shift in politics and a change on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, with more women taking a seat in Washington. 2018 has been a record year for the number of women candidates for offices of governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. This trend continued in...

How to Prepare for a Storm

5 Insurance Tips for When a Storm Hits When a storm is headed in your direction, it’s critical to prepare for an emergency by making sure you have medical supplies and enough food and water to sustain your family. The aftermath of a storm can be devastating. You should be equally prepared on the insurance...

Perry Law P.C. Welcomes Samantha Doherty

Perry Law P.C. is excited to announce Samantha Doherty has joined the team as the new office assistant. She is responsible for a variety of duties at the law firm, including assisting Meloney Perry and the rest of the staff with the daily needs of our clients and the office. (more…)

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

I’m excited to share our submission to the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. The contest awards small businesses across the country with grants, as well as FedEx Office print and business services. (more…)

Come Network with the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas!

As part of our February networking event, The Young Lawyers Committee of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is coordinating a happy hour and networking event. This is a great opportunity for meet fellow attorneys who work in the insurance industry and ask questions. The happy hour will take place at...

Join us at the 2018 South Texas Insurance Law Seminar

I’m excited to announce the next event with the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The State Bar of Texas’ Insurance Law Section in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education presents the 2018 South Texas Insurance Law Seminar “Insurance Law for Trial Lawyers & General Practitioners.” The program takes...

Happy Hour and Networking Event, Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee

The Young Lawyers Committee of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will be hosting a special happy hour and networking event for young lawyers on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5:45 in the afternoon. The event will take place at Lark on the Park, which you can find on the embedded...

Meloney Perry Discusses Homeowners, Auto Policies in Texas Bar CLE Webcast

Meloney Perry recently shared her legal insurance expertise by participating in a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) joint presentation focusing on recurring homeowners and auto policies coverage issues. The CLE webcast presented by the State Bar of Texas provided insights on potential problems for insurance carriers and the policyholders along with recent legislative changes and...

Meloney Perry Wins Breach of Contract Appellate Case for GEICO

Meloney Perry secured an appellate win in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals involving a breach of contract case against GEICO. David Tucker (insured) of Colorado filed the case against GEICO after his claim for underinsured motorist benefits (UIM) was denied due to an acting agent rejecting UIM coverage on his behalf. Tucker argued...

Meloney Perry Named Chair of State Bar of Texas’ Insurance Law Section

Prominent insurance defense attorney and founder of women-owned Perry Law takes on new role  DALLAS – Meloney Perry, founder of the Dallas-based insurance defense law firm Perry Law P.C., has been elected as the 2017-18 chair of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. “I am honored to be elected by my peers...

Welcome to the New Perry Law Website

You may have noticed our new look and improved website features. We know that legal issues within the insurance industry can be complex and at times even confusing, so we designed our website to be streamlined, easy to navigate and straightforward—the same attributes we adhere to in our law practice. Our look may be different,...

Attorney Shannon Spizman Joins Perry Law, P.C.

Perry Law, P.C. is excited to announce the addition of Shannon Spizman to the firm. “Perry Law takes pride in the ability to collaborate and bring the right solutions to our clients,” says founder Meloney Perry. “Shannon fits right in place and has a strong will to fight for her clients. She is a great...

Stacy Thompson Secures Defense Verdict on Behalf of GEICO Indemnity

Attorney Stacy Thompson secured a unanimous defense verdict after a Denton County man sued GEICO Indemnity for breach of contract when the insurance company denied his claim. The man filed an uninsured motorist claim for his injuries when he says an SUV hit him while backing up in a parking lot, causing him to...

Meloney Perry Featured in DCEO Women Leaders in Law

"When it comes to partners in law firms, especially large firms, women are the minority. This happens because of the demands on women to be the mother, the attorney, the PTA president and so on." Click here to read the story from DCEO.