Suzanne-Schlicher

Suzanne Schlicher

Counsel

Practicing since 1992, Suzanne Schlicher is an experienced insurance coverage attorney. She has substantial commercial litigation experience. Her primary focus has been upon coverage of complex or large commercial losses from both a third-party and first-party perspective. Ms. Schlicher has worked with a variety of commercial lines policies, including CGL, business owners policies, errors and omissions, and commercial auto and trucker’s coverage, excess coverages, and cyber risks, among others. She has worked with ISO and manuscript policies for admitted and surplus line carriers. Ms. Schlicher has extensive experience in insurance coverage issues involving additional insured claims, contractual indemnity issues, and Master Service Agreements.

 

 

Representative Experience
  • Represented surplus lines insurer on cyber policy in ransomware attack
  • Represented surplus lines insurers on various insurance agent E&O coverages
  • Represented insurance company on life insurance company’s E&O coverage
  • Represented insurance company on policy coverage and attendant claims of a $4 Trillion construction defects claim of an oil and gas pipeline running from Alberta, Canada to a terminal outside Chicago, Illinois
  • Represented surplus lines carrier on insurance coverage for construction defects claims associated with the new construction of various apartment and condominium high rises
  • Represented insurer on the coverage of construction defects of a South Texas prison
  • Represented various surplus lines insurers relative to Climate Change Litigation and claims
  • Represented various surplus lines and domestic carriers on first party weather-related claims
  • Represented admitted carrier on insured’s claims of wrongful settlement of third-party claim and attendant extra-contractual claims
  • Represented insurers on various coverage matters in the trucking industry
  • Represented insurer on coverage of downhole pipe failure
  • Represented insurer on coverage of downhole well failure
  • Represented surplus lines insurer on coverage of construction defects associated with the remodeling of apartment complex.
  • Represented insurer relative to coverage of claims for violations of the Clean Water Act
  • Represented insurer on coverage of intellectual property claims in trade-mark and trade dress infringement claims
  • Examinations Under Oath of insureds related to first-party and third-party claims
  • Experienced with Additional Insured and Contractual Indemnity Issues and Coverages
  • Experienced with the Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act
  • Experienced with the Texas Anti-Indemnity Act
  • Texas State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1991 – J.D., South Texas College of Law
    • Order of Lytae
    • Dean’s List
    • AmJur in Professional Responsibility
  • 1987 – B.S., Criminology, Sam Houston State University
    • Dean’s List
    • Who’s Who Among American College Students, 1987
    • LAE/American Criminal Justice Association
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon Little Sister
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Insurance Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas