Hurricane Harvey Conference

Clark, Love & Hutson, G.P. is proud to have had firm partner Scott A. Love co-chair the Hurricane Harvey Conference sponsored by Harris Martin Publishing. The date for the conference was October 19, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston. The accredited CLE conference featured top Texas insurance and mass-tort lawyers who discussed and answered questions about Hurricane Harvey litigation.

Clayton A. Clark, the firm's managing partner, participated on a panel examining how Hurricane Harvey litigation differs from previous first-party insurance torts. Along with being a co-chair, Scott A. Love also moderated various discussions.

Agenda

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome by Co-Chairs

Scott Love, Clark, Love & Hutson, Houston

Rene Sigman, Merlin Law Group, P.A., Houston

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Public Adjusters Role In Hurricane Litigation

Lindsey Douglas, Chief Claims Officer, The Disaster Advocates, Inc., Houston

Chris Lackey, CPAU, Maxim Public Adjusters, San Antonio

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Litigating Hurricane Claims Under HB 1774 and TWIA 2210

Rene Sigman, Merlin Law Group, P.A., Houston

A. Craig Eiland, The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC, Austin, TX

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

How is Harvey Litigation Different?

Moderator: Scott Love, Clark, Love & Hutson, Houston

William F. "Chip" Merlin Jr., Merlin Law Group, P.A., Tampa, FL

Clayton A. Clark, Clark Love & Hutson, Houston

Tony Buzbee, Buzbee Law Firm, Houston

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Appraisal Law: What Has Changed?

Richard Daly, Daly & Black, P.C., Houston

John Scott Black, Daly & Black, P.C., Houston

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

What is Inverse Condemnation and How Do I Identify Potential Claims?

Jeffrey L. Raizner, Raizner Slania LLP, Houston

Derek H. Potts, The Potts Law Firm, Houston

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Perspectives from the Defense

Moderator: Rene Sigman, Merlin Law Group, P.A., Houston

Steven J. Badger, Zelle LLP, Dallas

Brian M. Chandler, Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito, P.C., Houston

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Flood Coverage

  • Common Coverages, Exclusions and Deductibles
  • Coverage Differences Between Flood Insurance and Other Policies

Robert D. Green, Green Trial Law, Houston

Daniel P. Barton, Barton Law Firm, Houston

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Judge's Perspective

Moderator: Rene Sigman, Merlin Law Group, P.A., Houston

Hon. Susan E. Criss (Ret.), Criss & Rousseau Law Firm LLP, Galveston, TX

Hon. Mike Miller (Ret.), Mike Miller Mediations, LLC, Houston

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception