Gordon McHaney has practiced his entire legal career with the firm finding the variety of legal work stimulating and client satisfaction rewarding. Much of his practice has been consistent over the last 30 years, he still helps clients resolve their disputes regardless of whether they are defending claims or pursuing remedies. His practice has earned him clients from those he was previously adverse and accolades from his peers. Gordon's general civil litigation and insurance coverage practice has grown considerably from referrals, prior adverse parties engaging him to represent them and representatives of clients moving to new companies and bringing that new work to him. This client loyalty is due in part to his partnership approach to working with clients and his fair and balanced approach. His expertise is often sought in products liability, construction litigation and commercial litigation. He has also been instrumental in writing insurance policies for newly formed insurance companies as well as offering coverage opinions. In addition to serving as managing partner for the firm, he also heads the firm's statewide subrogation and collection practice.
Honors and Activities:
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Certified mediator in compliance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act (2001).
State Bar of Texas; Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.
Austin Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; College of the State Bar of Texas; Member Board of Directors, M. Roberts Media Co., Inc.
Author and Speaker:
2006-2015 Ultimate Claims Handling XI-XX, Consumer Protection: Good faith, bad faith, Texas Insurance Code, the duties and standards of adjusters.; 2007-2013 Ultimate Claims Handling XII-XVIII, Paid Or Incurred; Subrogation/Liens: including a discussion of the "made whole" doctrine, the Texas Supreme Court's recent decision in Fortis Benefits v. Cantu, ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, workers comp, hospital liens and a whole bunch of other liens you never heard of, but can ruin your life.; 2014 Ultimate Claims Handling IX Oil Patch Claims: How to be prepared for claims in the black gold rush.; Texas Insurance Code Article 21.21 and 21.55: Extra-Contractual Liability (2005); Update on Bad Faith: Extra-Contractual Liability and Articles (2004); Unfair Competition and Unfair Practices (2003); Recovery for Diminished Value (2002); Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage (1999); Insurance Coverage Update (1998, 1999); Deceptive Trade Practices Act (1999).
University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1983); St. Mary's University (J.D., 1986); Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, St. Mary's University (1985-1986).
When he is not exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children, Mr. McHaney serves as a mentor with the First Tee of Greater Austin where he teaches life skills through golf to middle school students.
AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating).