Cozen O’Connor: Christopher, Alissa K.

Alissa K. Christopher

Member

Dallas

(214) 462-3036

(214) 462-3299

Recent Publication:

Store Display Can Be An “Advertisement” Under Coverage B [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

In Hershey Creamery Company v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Liberty Insurance Corporation, No. 1:18-CV-694, 2019 WL 1900397 (M.D. Penn. May 6, 2019) the court found that a self-serve milkshake machine and related display could constitute an “advertisement” for purposes of insurance...

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

News

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.

Publications

Store Display Can Be An “Advertisement” Under Coverage B [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

May 20, 2019

In Hershey Creamery Company v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Liberty Insurance Corporation, No. 1:18-CV-694, 2019 WL 1900397 (M.D. Penn. May 6, 2019) the court found that a self-serve milkshake machine and related display could constitute an “advertisement” for purposes of insurance...

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...

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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