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Claire Fialcowitz
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: 214-749-4278
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Claire A. Fialcowitz

Claire is an associate in the firm’s Dallas office, where she represents some of the world’s largest insurance carriers. Her practice is devoted to complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and bad faith litigation. She has experience in the areas of commercial property and builder’s risk, particularly in matters involving first-party breach of contract claims, Texas Insurance Code and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations, bad faith causes of action, and coverage disputes for various causes of loss.

Claire represents clients in all aspects of commercial disputes, from providing analysis to clients on coverage issues to representing clients in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

Prior to joining Zelle as an associate, Claire worked as a summer associate and law clerk at Zelle while attending SMU Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she served as the president and vice president of programs for the Corporate Law Association and note editor for the Science and Technology Law Review.

Articles & Presentations

"Holding an Insured to its Burden to Support its Claim: Texas' Concurrent Causation Doctrine," Journal of Texas Insurance Law, Winter 2024, Vol. 20, No. 2, March 4, 2024, co-author

"Viewpoint: Will Amendment to Rule 702 Affect Property Insurance Coverage Litigation?", Claims Journal, October 13, 2023, co-author

Will the 2023 Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Affect Property Insurance Coverage Litigation?The Zelle Lonestar Lowdown, October 10, 2023, co-author

Court Requires Evidence of the Delta between the Parties’ Respective Appraisal Positions to Determine Amount in Controversy,” The Zelle Lonestar Lowdown, August 8, 2023

“Clarifying Concurrent Causation in Texas,” The Zelle Lonestar Lowdown, May 9, 2023, co-author

"Holding an Insured to its Burden to Support its Claim: Texas' Concurrent Causation Doctrine", May 2, 2023, co-author

"The End of the Voluntary-Involuntary Rule," Claims Journal, December 16, 2022, co-author

"Texas Insurers' Paths To Post-Appraisal Summary Judgment," Law360 Insurance Authority, November 22, 2021, co-author

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