Cozen O’Connor: Christopher, Alissa K.

Alissa K. Christopher

Associate

Dallas

(214) 462-3036

(214) 462-3299

Recent Publication:

From Birdseed to Crop Dusting, Liability-Triggering Event Determines Number of Occurrences [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

Texas applies the “cause” test to determine the number of accidents or occurrences, but its emphasis on the “liability-triggering event” requires an analysis of intervening causes. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals doubled-down on its focus on the liability-triggering event, reversing the trial...

Alissa K. Christopher represents and advises insurance companies in complex coverage and extracontractual first- and third-party matters in addition to working on insurance coverage litigation. She has been published on topics such as general liability, homeowners, farm liability, professional liability, excess, umbrella, and personal and commercial automobile policies.

Alissa earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas A&M University. She earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She is an avid Texas Rangers baseball fan and enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling.

Experience

Publications

From Birdseed to Crop Dusting, Liability-Triggering Event Determines Number of Occurrences [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

November 27, 2018

Texas applies the “cause” test to determine the number of accidents or occurrences, but its emphasis on the “liability-triggering event” requires an analysis of intervening causes. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals doubled-down on its focus on the liability-triggering event, reversing the trial...

Texas Court: No Prejudice Required to Deny for Late Reporting Under a Claims-Made Policy [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

October 07, 2015

This summer in Nicholas Petroleum, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2015 WL 4456185, 2015  Tex. App. LEXIS 7489 (Tex.App., Jul. 21, 2015), a Dallas panel of Texas’ intermediate level appellate court rejected policyholder arguments that the insurer was  required to show prejudice before denying...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Review of Significant Bad Faith Cases in 2018

February 13, 2019 - WEBINAR

Bad Faith Liability: Prevention and Control

May 16, 2017 - New Orleans, LA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1991
  • Texas A&M Univ.–College Station, B.S., 1986
  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit