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Ernest Martin

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Haynes and Boone

Texas, USA
    Local Time: Sunday 23:21

Practice Expertise

  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment Litigation
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Sports Law
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Profile

Ernest Martin concentrates his practice in the areas of complex insurance coverage litigation on behalf of corporate policyholders, including directors and officers' liability coverage claims, environmental coverage claims, securities coverage claims, property damage and business interruption claims, general liability coverage claims, and bad faith claims. Additionally, he consults with clients on matters of clients' insurance coverage including the purchase and renewal of policies, as well as leveraging coverage in the defense and settlement of claims.

Of Ernest's client service, Mark Chloupek of La Quinta Inns says, "Ernest Martin of Haynes and Boone has provided phenomenal representation for various affiliate entities. His expertise during complex insurance litigation combined with his strong business sense has enabled us to successfully prevail on numerous occasions. I would highly recommend him!" (Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Directory, 2010) Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 said "Ernest Martin (Band 1) is described by clients as 'probably one of the top coverage counsel in the country.' He knows the area inside-out and is a creative thinker with outstanding negotiation skills."

Ernest serves as head of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Practice Group and is a current member of the firm's managing Board of Directors.

Bar Admissions
Texas

Education
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1987, Associate Editor, International Tax & Business Lawyer
B.A., Psychology and Legal Studies, Rice University, 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment Litigation
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Sports Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Representing clients in multi-million dollar coverage litigation involving coverage related to:

Directors and officers litigation
Environmental superfund clean-up and property damage claims
Toxic tort and lead poisoning claims
Construction defect claims
Product liability claims
Intellectual property claims
Business interruption claims
Employment-related claims
Sexual abuse claims
Nursing home wrongful death claims
Securities claims
Malicious prosecution claims

Representing clients in disputes concerning coverage for major property damage claims.

Representing clients in connection with claims for coverage for professional liability claims, including legal malpractice.

Representing clients in connection with bad faith claims related to alleged mishandling of coverage disputes.

Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; American Bar Association; College of the State Bar of Texas; W.M. "Mac" Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court

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