Dawn Woelfel Hansen is a partner with the law firm of Touchstone Bernays. Ms. Hansen’s practice focuses on insurance related matters, including litigation, coverage opinions, declaratory judgment actions, and bad faith litigation. Ms. Hansen also has extensive experience before the Texas appellate courts.
Areas of Practice
Counseled leading insurance companies on insurance coverage and bad faith claims.
Prosecuted over one hundred declaratory judgment actions on all aspects of insurance coverage in state and federal courts.
Drafted hundereds of coverage opinions.
Defended numerous bad faith lawsuits and claims.
Handled over a hundred original proceedings, motions and briefs in appellate courts.
Dimmitt v. Brookshire Grocery Co., (Eastland Court of Appeals 2012)
Norris v. Brookshire Grocery Co., 362 S.W.3d 226 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2012)
Perry v. Bradley, 2011 WL 6415135 (Waco Court of Appeals 2011)
Beltran v. Brookshire Grocery Co., 358 S.W.3d 263 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2011)
Frito-Lay v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co. 2010 WL 4705526 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2010)
Apache Indus. Painting v. Gulf Copper & Mfg. Corp., 2010 WL 1611450 (Houston Court of Appeals 2010)
Zook v. Brookshire Grocery Co., 302 S.W.3d 452 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2009)
Bituminous Cas. Corp. v. Garcia, 223 F.R.D. 308 (N.D. Tex. 2004)
In re Trinity Universal Ins. Co., 2003 WL 22839280 (Tyler Court of Appeals 2003)
Ramirez v. Hariri, 165 S.W.3d 972 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2005)
McKidd v. Trinity Lloyd’s Ins. Co., 155 S.W.3d 307 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2004)
Stroop v. Northern County Mutual Ins. Co., 133 S.W.3d 844 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2004)
Batte, et al. v. Joyce Hendricks, 137 S.W.3d 790 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2004)
Bituminous Cas. Corp. v. Maxey, et al., 110 S.W.3d 203 (Houston [1st Dist.] 2003)
In Re Trinity Universal Ins. Co., 64 S.W.3d 463 (Amarillo Court of Appeals 2001)
Yard v. Daimlerchrysler Corp., 44 S.W.3d 238 (Fort Worth Court of Appeals 2001)
Green v. Morris, 43 S.W.3d 604 (Waco Court of Appeals 2001)
Highland Park Shopping Village v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co., 36 S.W.3d 916 (Dallas Court of Appeals 2001)
Syracuse University School of Law, J.D. 1992
Southern Methodist University, B.A. with departmental distinction 1989
Author “Top Ten Case Update 2005”
Author “Security Premises Liability”
Co-Author “Coverage Under A Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy”.
Co- Author “The Texas Personal Automobile Insurance Policy”
Author “To Err is Human, But You Better Preserve For Appeal 2003”
Co-Author “Indemnity Agreements: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”
Co-Author “Insurance Update: Case Law and Consumer Protection”
Co-Author “Consumer Protection 2002”