Reducing Insurers’ Bad Faith Litigation Exposure in Reasonable Settlement Offers

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
P. Wayne Pickering
Thomas F. Segalla Esq.
Edward J. Currie, Jr.


About Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom

Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP is a Texas litigation boutique firm with offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin.  The insurance practice group of MDJW is one of the premiere insurance coverage and bad faith litigation firms in Texas.  MDJW has the expertise to assist the insurance industry from the claim stage all the way up through the appellate stage.  At the claims stage, we provide our clients with objective interpretations of a wide variety of insurance contracts.  When disputes arise, we provide creative advice on the rights and obligations of the parties to an insurance contract.  

In litigation, we routinely prosecute and defend coverage lawsuits across Texas and in other jurisdictions as well. When our clients are alleged to have committed bad faith, Insurance Code violations, deceptive trade practices, violations of the Stowers Doctrine, or other acts of negligence, our firm is regularly retained to defend those allegations and to take those cases to trial.

Because MDJW recognizes that helping our clients to avoid claims and lawsuits is one of the greatest services we can provide, MDJW also works with insurance clients in drafting policy language to avoid future litigation and is frequently called upon to train adjusters to minimize future risks. 


About Goldberg Segalla

Goldberg Segalla is a law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices spanning nine states (New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where it operates as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). It counsels and protects the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. Goldberg Segalla handles all forms of dispute resolution and provides proactive legal and regulatory counsel that helps clients minimize and manage risk in a broad array of areas.

Founded in 2001, the firm is proud to be ranked among the top 200 on the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 list of the largest law firms in the United States. Goldberg Segalla has been recognized by its clients and peers — as well as by the National Law Journal, Law360, Reactions, LexisNexis, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and others — for reliability, innovation, commitment to diversity, and prominence in key practices and industries. The firm’s collaborative culture and team-first philosophy have earned it continual placement in national, regional and statewide rankings of the best places to work. To learn more, visit


About Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.,

The attorneys of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., handle a variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Mississippi and adjacent states.  The firm regularly handles cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith defense, defense of personal injury, property, casualty, premises liability, products liability, medical mal practice, matters pertaining to health care facilities, as well as civil rights actions against local municipalities and counties. The firm also represents clients in defense of employment and discrimination cases. The firm was named as a Top 500 Go To Law Firm for 2013 and 2014. The firm was named as 2013 Law Firm of the Year i n Insurance Law for Mississippi and 2014 Product Liability Law Firm of the Year in Mississippi, by International Law Global Experts.  The firm was named as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers, Top Tier in the fields of persona l injury defense, medical mal practice-defense and insurance law for the years 20 I 0-2015. The firm has been listed for over 12 years by Best's as a recommended insurance law firm.