W. Neil Rambin

Partner

Overview

Neil Rambin is a civil trial attorney with more than 35 years of litigation experience, primarily on behalf of the insurance industry. Neil currently focuses on the representation of insurance companies in commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, extra-contractual claims and disputes between insurance and reinsurance companies.

With a deep understanding of various types of property and casualty insurance policies, Neil has litigated claims and disputes arising from general liability, professional liability, property, marine, aviation, workers’ compensation, fidelity, automobile, excess liability, umbrella and surplus lines policies. He has also recently served as an expert witness on the obligations of liability insurers arising out of third-party liability claims and litigation, including the proper response to policy limits demands.

Neil frequently writes and speaks on the potential challenges, risks and insurance coverage issues related to climate change and weather.

Neil also counsels insurers and reinsurers on their obligations to their insureds and on the avoidance of bad-faith claims, as well as reinsurers and their reinsureds on matters arising out of reinsurance agreements.

Since January 1, 2016, Neil and his team have tried 11 cases involving direct actions against insurance companies to a jury verdict, obtaining a complete defense verdict of no-liability in 10 of the cases. Neil has litigated matters in Texas, California, Oregon, New Mexico, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Massachusetts.

Personal Interests

  • Family, college sports, politics, current events, religious studies

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Education

Baylor University School of Law
J.D. Baylor Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, cum laude

Baylor University
B.A. summa cum laude

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Baylor Law Alumni Association — Sustaining Lifetime Member
  • Dallas Bar Association — Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel — Vice-Chair, Property Section; Chair, Extra-Contractual Liability Section; 1996-present
  • Texas Bar Foundation — Life Fellow
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel — Fellow, 2013-present; Co-Chair, CGL/Excess Liability Insurance Committee, 2018-19; Co-Chair, First-Party Insurance Committee, 2016-18

Civic Activities

  • Highland Park Presbyterian Church — Elder

Firm Leadership

  • Office Leader, Dallas
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Chair, Property & Casualty Insurance Team, 2018-20; Regional Partner in Charge, Dallas Office, 2017-20

Honors

  • Chambers USA — Texas, Insurance, 2020
  • Best Lawyers® in America — Insurance Law, 2013-present
  • Best Lawyers® in America — Insurance Law, “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas/Ft. Worth, 2020
  • Best Lawyers® in America — Commercial Litigation, 2013-present
  • Best Lawyers® in Dallas — Insurance Law

Awards Methodologies

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