Mary Ellen King

512.263.8212 ext. 200

Mary Ellen King-49 border_smMs. King is licensed to and regularly practices in the state courts of Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas and federal courts nationwide. She has extensive litigation experience in first-party insurance bad faith litigation, third-party insurance cases, and cases involving the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) claims on a national basis. Ms. King has expansive experience in large loss insurance defense litigation, mass tort litigation, catastrophe litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. Mary Ellen has handled and handles all stages of litigation in hundreds of cases while defending numerous insurers nationwide after Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Ike, and Sandy.  She advises clients on the existence of insurance coverage and the handling of insurance claims under various insurance policies, including commercial general liability, automobile, homeowners, personal and commercial property, and Standard Flood Insurance Policies for clients nationwide. Mary Ellen litigates insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual liability lawsuits involving the duty of good faith and fair dealing, Stowers liability, the Texas Insurance Code, and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.


Practice Areas

Bad Faith Insurance Defense Litigation, First Party Insurance Defense Litigation, Third Party Insurance Defense Litigation, Insurance Coverage Analysis, National Flood Insurance Program Defense Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Employment Litigation, Public Corporation Consulting and Defense, Lobbying


Honors and Activities

2014 Texas Bar Foundation
2013 Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy
2013 Nominated for Dripping Springs New Business of the Year
2012 Austin Young Lawyer Association Outstanding Young Lawyer
2012 Austin Young Lawyer Association Nominee for the Texas Young Lawyer of the Year
Volunteer Legal Services , Pro Bono Counsel
Member, Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court
Insurance Bad Faith Committee, Council on Litigation Management
Committee Chair, Austin Young Lawyers Judicial Reception
President, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Austin Bar Association
President-Elect, Austin Pi Beta Phi Foundation
President-Elect, Dripping Springs Rotary Club
Board Member, South Austin Lacrosse Association
Law and Psychology Review, Lead Articles Editor
Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
Phi Delta Phi

Bar Admissions

Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida


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