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Insurance Coverage

We serve as coverage counsel for insurers and select policyholders, advising them on defense and indemnity obligations in Texas, drafting opinions and reservations of rights, and litigating declaratory judgment actions. We have extensive experience with Texas workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance issues, in addition to counseling clients on other lines of commercial and personal insurance, reinsurance, and related matters such as Stowers, bad faith, and regulatory compliance.

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Insurance Law

Our insurance experience runs deep. Carriers call us to respond to regulatory investigations and audits, enforce subrogation rights, draft coverage forms and endorsements, and even train adjusters. We also step in as counsel for policyholders to press novel legal positions or obtain extraordinary appellate remedies when the carrier is providing the policyholder's defense.

Workers' Compensation

Arnold, Placek & Foerster represents insurers, third-party administrators, and intergovernmental risk pools in high-stakes workers’ compensation matters. With a deep working knowledge of this complex and peculiar area of law, we offer consulting services on regulatory compliance and claims investigation, represent carriers and employers in the Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, and litigate appeals of agency decisions in state trial and appellate courts.

Premium Fraud

Arnold, Placek & Foerster prosecutes premium fraud and premium avoidance cases on behalf of workers’ compensation insurers. Our lawyers are pioneers in the field and have more than 50 years of combined experience. We have exposed employers that were engaged in employee misclassification, payroll underreporting, and certificate abuse schemes. We also serve as expert witnesses on the subject for insurers and policyholders.

Commercial Litigation

Business-to-business conflict presents a challenging mix of high stakes, complex legal issues, and technical facts. We offer a pragmatic approach: exploring avenues for quick resolution, developing winnable issues, and preparing cases for trial when it best serves our clients. Our attorneys represent clients in disputes involving:

  • Breach of contract and business torts
  • Construction disputes
  • Non-competition agreement
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Landlord and tenant litigation
  • Banking litigation


We excel in bringing and defending appeals and original proceedings. Our appellate services begin in the trial court with dispositive motions, jury charges, error preservation, and post-trial motions, and continue on with briefing and arguing appeals and original proceedings. Although most of our appellate workload stems from our insurance law and business practice, we have successfully handled appeals in areas such as family law, public education, ERISA, and other commercial matters.

Business Counseling

We cater to the local and mid-sized business communities of Travis, Williamson, and Burnet counties. Whether you are just forming your company or looking to take it to the next level, we offer services to give you security and professionalism, including:

  • Business formation and registration
  • Contract drafting, negotiation, and review
  • Drafting, enforcement, or opposition to non-competition agreements
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Risk assessment and insurance analysis
  • Regulatory compliance and licensing
  • Asset purchases and related transactions
  • Commercial collections