Attorney Profile

Experience

Affectionately referred to as “the Law Fairy” by the other lawyers at her firm, Amie Fordan has a comprehensive working knowledge of the laws, statutes, and rules affecting Texas civil litigation. With over 10 years of practice in insurance defense, Amie uses her knowledge, skills and experience in legal research and writing to assist the other litigators at Touchstone Bernays with their cases. Amie specializes in formulating litigation strategies and drafting complicated discovery and dispositive motions. Amie is also available for quick consultations on specific legal issues that may arise during the litigation and claims-handling process.

Areas of Practice

Insurance Defense
Personal Injury – Defense
Premises Liability – Defense
Products Liability – Defense
Construction Defect Litigation
Professional Negligence/Malpractice – Defense
Employment Law
First Party Bad Faith, DTPA, and Insurance Code Violations
Dram Shop Act – Defense
Insurance Coverage
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Litigation
Local Government Liability
Contract & Commercial Disputes
Appeals

Licenses/Courts of Admittance

State Bar of Texas – since 2002
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Accomplishments/Honors

Successful summary judgment defending commercial landlord from allegations that the unsafe condition of the parking lot caused a vehicle-pedestrian accident.

Successful summary judgment defending national union for car accident allegedly caused by the union’s employee when he was on vacation.

Successful summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, defending homeowners of a lake house sued for serious personal injuries sustained during a boating accident at the adjacent lake.

Successful summary judgment and appeal defending a former elected official in business disparagement case brought by a local businessman.

Drafted successful appellate briefs for appellee/defendant in Dallas court of appeals and Supreme Court of Texas.  Neither court reversed the take-nothing trial court judgment granted in favor of the client defendant in complicated auditing malpractice case.

Assisted counsel in Chicago by providing analysis of Texas law on insurance policy interpretation and insurance agent obligations, which led to favorable rulings in Illinois court deciding a dispute that involved the application of Texas law.

Partial summary judgment granted in favor of defendant premises owner sued for wrongful death of trespassing minor.

Motion to dismiss granted in federal court in negligence action brought by injured worker against contractor.

Drafted successful response to Application for TRO in trademark infringement case in federal court; judge declined opponent’s request to close over 10 operating restaurants owned by the client defendant.

Drafted successful motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in federal court in case against national charitable organization based in Maryland.

SuperLawyers Rising Star – 2011, 2012

Representative Cases

In re Taymax Fitness, LLC, No. 04-14-00119-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 4892 (Tex.App. – San Antonio 2014, orig. proceeding)
Powers v. Parsons, No. 05-13-00074-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 7020 (Tex.App. – Dallas, June 26, 2014, no pet.)
Nasrallah v Foster, No. 05-12-01056-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 130 (Tex.App. – Dallas, Jan. 8, 2013)
Holland v. Lovelace, 352 S.W.3d 777 (Tex.App. – Dallas 2011, pet. denied)

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association

Education

University of Texas School of Law, Austin, JD, 2002.
Yale College, New Haven, CT, BA, 1999. Major: American Studies

Personal Info

In her time away from work, Amie stays busy caring for her four children and her husband Steve, an endocrinologist in Dallas.