Alicia G. Curran

Member

Dallas

(214) 462-3021

(866) 248-5742

Recent News:

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Alicia represents and advises insurance companies in complex coverage and extracontractual third- and first-party matters.

Alicia leads a legal team focusing on the representation of insurers and the defense of their insureds. Her emphasis on early development of factual issues, innovative case positioning, problem resolution, and timely information assists her clients in obtaining positive case results. Now concentrating her practice in the areas of bad faith insurance litigation, insurance coverage, and agent and broker malpractice, she also has prior experience and continues to receive litigation assignments involving professional liability, defamation, business disputes, construction defect, premises liability, and general tort matters.

Alicia earned her Bachelor of Business Administration, from Texas Tech University, where she specialized in finance. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Alicia chairs Cozen O'Connor's Bad Faith Practice Group.

Experience

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored by Texas Lawyer

July 26, 2022

Alicia Curran was awarded a Best Mentor designation and Holt was recognized as a lawyer On The Rise.

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Publications

Texas Supreme Court Identifies Claims that Survive the Payment of an Insurance Appraisal Award [Alert]

July 17, 2019

Donnie M. Apodaca, II, Stephen Pate, and Alicia G. Curran discuss two recent the Supreme Court of Texas’s decisions and considerations for insurers before they invoke appraisal and pay the appraisal awards.

Fort Worth Court of Appeal Reverses Judgment Awarding Bad Faith Damages Against Insurer [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

November 14, 2018

While the November 8, 2018 Court of Appeal of Texas, Fort Worth Division opinion reverses a trial court’s judgment on grounds of legal insufficiency and standing, the court’s analysis and application of current Texas bad faith law is of much more interest. The trial court judgment held that Old...

PA Supreme Court Addresses Level of Proof Required Under Statutory Bad Faith Claim [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

September 29, 2017

In an opinion dated September 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Western District, considered as an issue of first impression the level of proof required to prevail in a bad faith claim, examining the elements of a bad faith insurance claim under the PA bad faith statute, 42 Pa.C.S. Section...

Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Viability of Statutory Extracontractual Claims in Absence of Coverage [Global Insurance Alert]

April 11, 2017

Alicia G. Curran and Ron Tigner discuss the Texas Supreme Court's decision setting forth five “distinct but interrelated rules” that govern the relationship between contractual and extracontractual claims in the first party insurance context.

“Succeeds to the Interests of” Does Not Require Assumption of Obligations: D&O Policy’s Insured v. Insured Exclusion Applies to Claim Assigned to Fidelity Insurer; No Bad Faith [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

March 02, 2017

On February 24, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court reinstated a state trial court ruling that an “insured-versus insured” exclusion barred coverage under a D&O policy for the costs of defending a lawsuit. Because the D&O insurer demonstrated, as a matter of law, that the exclusion applied and no...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Coverage B Developments

June 06, 2019 - San Antonio, TX

2017 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference

October 09, 2017 - San Diego, California

2017 CLM Annual Conference

March 29, 2017 - Nashville, TN

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1982
  • Southern Methodist University, M.B.A., 1978
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 1977

Awards & Honors

Chambers and Partners USA: Texas: Insurance 2020-2022

Best Lawyers in America 2018-2023

Texas Lawyer Legal Awards, Best Mentor, 2022

  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • 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. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • CLM
  • Former co-chair, Ethics & Professionalism Committee, ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee