Charles C. Keeble, Jr.

Counsel

Dallas


2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75219
T +1 214.651.5555
F +1 214.200.0495

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1986
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1983, With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Charles C. Keeble, Jr.

Chuck Keeble concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance litigation and complex coverage litigation, as well as general business litigation in both Federal and State Courts.

His experience includes:

  • Representation of both corporate and individual policyholders in successful appeals before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Represented corporate policyholder in successful appeal before the Texas Supreme Court.
  • Representation of a corporate policyholder in a successful appeal of an injunction order before the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals.
  • Represented sporting goods manufacturer in obtaining a summary judgment under a directors and officers liability policy.
  • Represented a manufacturer in obtaining insurance coverage under a product contamination policy.
  • Represented national hotel chain operator in obtaining insurance coverage for property damage and business interruption losses caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma.
  • Represented corporate policyholder in obtaining summary judgment under an errors and omissions policy.
  • Represented nursing home operator in obtaining summary judgment under a professional liability policy that coverage existed for underlying bodily injury and punitive damage awards.
  • Represented insurance consulting firm in obtaining a summary judgment that the firm was not liable for life insurance benefits allegedly due under an employer-sponsored benefit plan. 
  • Representation of individual policyholders pursuing claims for disability benefits.
  • Representation of corporate policy holders pursuing claims for reimbursement of employee benefit plan payments under stop loss insurance policies.

Recent Publications

  • "Notifying Your Claims-Made Liability Carrier of a Claim: Better Late Than Never," Coverage Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation of the American Bar Association, October, 2009.

Selected Representative Experience


Attempt to Obtain Insurance Coverage for Property Damage Lawsuit
Representing oil field services operator in an attempt to obtain insurance coverage for an underlying property damage lawsuit.

Litigation Challenging Validity of Stranger Owned Life Insurance
Representing major financial institution in litigation challenging the validity of stranger owned life insurance in Texas.

Obtaining Coverage for Securities Class Action Litigation - Energy Company
Represented energy company in obtaining in excess of $100 million in insurance coverage for underlying securities class action litigation.

Obtaining Defense Costs and Indemnification - Directors and Officers Liability Policy
Represented technology company in obtaining defense costs and indemnification under a directors and officers liability policy for a class action securities lawsuit and accompanying SEC Investigation.

Obtaining Insurance Coverage - "Blast Fax" Liability Class Action Case
Represented major real estate developer in obtaining insurance coverage for an underlying "blast fax" liability class action case.

Obtaining Insurance Coverage - Law Suit Arising from Oil Well Blow Out
Represented oil field services operator in obtaining insurance coverage for an underlying lawsuit arising out of an oil well blow out.

Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Lawsuit Involving Unpaid Royalties
Represented major oil company in obtaining insurance coverage for a lawsuit invoving a claim for unpaid royalties by a state government.

Obtaining Property Damage and Business Interruption Benefits
Represented food services company in obtaining property damage and business interruption insurance benefits arising out of Hurricane Katrina.

Property Insurance Claims - New York City Steam Pipe Explosion
Represented major real estate developer in settling claims with its property insurer arising out of the New York City steam pipe explosion.

Recovery for Hotel Chain Operator - Hurricane Damage in Louisiana and Florida
Represented national hotel chain operator in obtaining recovery for property damages and business interruption losses incurred in connection with numerous hotel locations in Louisiana and Florida damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma.

Recovery Under Liability Policy - Nursing Home Operator
Represented regional nursing home operator in obtaining recovery under a nursing home liability policy for an underlying nursing home liability judgment awarding actual and punitive damages against the nursing home operator.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas (Insurance Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Dallas Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Online Publications

04/20/2009 - Texas Supreme Court Rejects Insurer’s Late Notice Defense Under a Claims-Made Policy
In Prodigy Communications Corp. v. Agricultural Excess & Surplus Insurance Co., the Texas Supreme Court held late last month that, “[i]n a claims-made policy, when an insured notifies its insurer of a claim within the policy term or other reporting period that the policy specifies, the insured’s failure to provide notice ‘as soon as practicable’ will not defeat coverage in the absence of prejudice to the insurer.”