The lawyers of Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom L.L.P. have a national reputation for our expertise in defending insurance carriers against common law and statutory first and third party bad faith claims for alleged consequential damages, attorney fees, and punitive damages. We are frequently retained to provide training to insurers on how to handle both first and third party claims and how to avoid bad faith allegations in the future. When claims arise, we are frequently retained to help the client respond to policy limit demands or time limit demand and to assist with correspondence including reservation of rights letters.

When bad faith litigation ensues, many of the nation’s top insurers turned to Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom to handle their defense. We regularly defend bad faith allegations arising of out first party property policies, commercial liability policies, auto policies, homeowner coverages, professional liability policies, life and health policies, and workers’ compensation coverages.

We are known for our expertise in trying bad faith cases. Our lawyers have been instrumental in shaping Texas bad faith law. Our founding partner, Chris Martin, lectures across the country in how to try and win bad faith cases. We have been retained to handle literally thousands of bad faith cases in Texas and have also been hired to assist other lawyers with bad faith cases in many other jurisdictions. We know how to minimize bad faith allegations by summary judgment motions. We know how to win bad faith cases at trial.  Our results speak volumes about our trial skills in winning bad faith cases and we have a long list of happy clients to prove it.



Bad Faith Litigation Cases

  • 2022
  • Won jury trial in Texas federal court on residential claim arising from Winter Storm Uri and seeking over $1 million
  • Won jury trial in Texas state court for carrier on commercial property and business income claims
  • Won summary judgment in Texas federal court on all claims involving alleged hail damages to commercial property located near San Antonio
  • Apr 2023
  • Struck Plaintiff’s expert in commercial property dispute arising from Hurricane Harvey
  • Won summary judgment in Texas federal court on all claims involving multi-million dollar commercial property dispute
  • Won summary judgment in South Carolina failure-to-settle case involving over $50 million in alleged damages


  • Allianz
  • Arch Insurance
  • Lloyd’s Of London member entities and syndicates

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