Insurance Defense & Commercial Litigation Attorneys in Texas

Celebrating 10 Years

Thanks to our great clients, partners, colleagues, family and friends, in 2019 we are celebrating 10 years of exceptional service to our clients.

Trial Confident. Trial Proven.

In cases where liability is in question, we have a success rate in excess of 95% of obtaining a defense verdict.

Trial Confident. Trial Proven.

In cases where liability is in question, we have a success rate in excess of 95% of obtaining a defense verdict.

Trial Confident. Trial Proven.

In cases where liability is in question, we have a success rate in excess of 95% of obtaining a defense verdict.

Practice Areas

We handle diverse issues for a variety of individuals and corporations involved in lawsuits.

Espey & Associates, PC is dedicated to providing each of its clients the highest quality of legal services in a prompt and efficient manner.

To achieve and maintain this goal, the firm is committed to ensuring that its attorneys, paralegals and other staff have the highest level of competence and responsibility.

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Success rate of obtaining a defense verdict when liability is in question

First-chair jury verdict trials by our partners

Jury Trials in 2018 alone

Our Team

Richard W. Espey

Richard W. Espey

Mr. Espey practices primarily in the areas of tort and insurance defense and commercial litigation.

R. Matt Lair

R. Matt Lair

Mr. Lair practices primarily in the areas of tort and insurance defense, with a particular emphasis on transportation litigation.

Jonathan N. Darnell

Jonathan N. Darnell

Mr. Darnell practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance defense, with extensive experience in coverage issues and first party disputes.

Lynn Rada

Lynn Rada

Ms. Rada practices primarily in the areas of tort and insurance defense.

Our Clients

Lastest News

Eight Jury Trials in 2018 Alone

During 2018, Espey & Associates completed eight jury trials to verdict or settlement during trial. These trials were in venues across the state.

Plaintiffs were represented by a high-profile plaintiff attorney practicing throughout the state. The alleged damages were over $5,000,000 and recoverable under the wrongful death and survivors’ statutes arising out of a fatality accident that occurred at a construction site. A two-week trial ended in a hung jury. The prominent plaintiff’s counsel attempted to reset the case for trial. We then refiled our motion for summary judgment which was granted, and the case was dismissed.

– Personal Injury Case

This case related to restoration work performed by the defendant, a well-known state-wide restoration company. Plaintiff alleged violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Statute, Breach of Contract, Common Law Fraud and Fraudulent Inducement, Breach of Implied Warranty and Good and Workmanlike Services resulting in damages in excess of $500,000. Despite the fact that our client’s liability was admitted, the jury awarded only $6,300 in economic damages.

– Construction Case

This case involved the representation of a major construction company that was being sued by a prominent San Antonio businessman for the negligent hiring of off duty police officers. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $2,000,000. After a five day trial the jury returned a complete defense verdict.

– Professional Liability Case

Trial Confident. Trial Proven.

 

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