George McCall

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

$ $$$

Main Street 1717
Dallas 75201 TX US

George S. McCall focuses his practice in insurance coverage and commercial litigation. He routinely counsels insurer clients and litigates aviation, commercial property, liability, environmental, extra-contractual, and reinsurance claims before state and federal courts, and in arbitration, throughout the United States.

An experienced trial attorney, George also represents commercial clients in lawsuits including catastrophic personal injury, product liability, transportation, construction defect, oil and gas, and labor and employment issues. He also has an extensive resort and hospitality practice, representing major hotel owners and properties throughout the United States.

George is board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Chambers USA“Recognised Practitioner” Texas – Insurance (2018).

Experience :

  • Coordinating counsel for commercial liability insurer in lawsuits arising from personal injury and property damage claims following Hurricane Rita.
  • Coordinating counsel for commercial excess liability insurer in lawsuits involving hundreds of personal injury and property damage claims stemming from a plant explosion and fire.
  • Defense verdict in jury trial involving significant personal injuries in premises liability case.
  • Bench trial ruling in declaratory judgment action resulting in recovery of retained limit on behalf of commercial umbrella liability insurer pertaining to settlement of underlying catastrophic personal injury case.
  • Successful recovery of local insurance policy proceeds in litigation in the Bahamas regarding policy interpretation and priority of insurance coverages on behalf of primary and excess insurance companies.
  • Summary adjudication ruling in declaratory judgment action on behalf of personal lines insurer seeking declaration that exclusion precluded any duty to defend or indemnify insured in underlying personal injury claim.
  • Dismissal of commercial auto insurer and commercial liability insurer in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by a putative additional insured for damage to a cargo load resulting from an overturned tractor-trailer.
  • Dismissal of a self-insured client and primary insurance carrier in a dispute over priority of insurance coverages involving additional insured.

Education : Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1977

Bar Admissions : New York, Texas

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

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