[Vince] is the best coverage lawyer in Houston and probably Texas. He is a fantastic tactical lawyer and totally understands that service level is a key differentiator in such a crowded legal market.
—Client quoted in Chambers USA

Vincent Morgan, managing partner of the firm's Houston office, has helped clients obtain billions in insurance proceeds and other recoveries, including eight-, nine- and ten-figure recoveries for catastrophic claims.

Vince has a proven track record representing corporate policyholders in complex disputes. His litigation and arbitration successes span many coverage areas, including commercial property and business interruption, commercial general liability, professional and fiduciary liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, and intellectual property. Vince advises clients regarding complicated risk management issues, such as placement of cyber insurance policies and contractual indemnity structures. He also handles internal investigations and other matters such as construction disputes, ERISA claims, and insolvencies.

Representative Experience

Representing New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center in property damage and business interruption claims against an insurer and contractor concerning Superstorm Sandy with current recovery exceeding $1.2 billion from FEMA and certain insurers.


Represented one of the three well owners regarding insurance claims covering billions of dollars in liabilities arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill involving the Deepwater Horizon.


Represented utility contractors in wildfire cases resulting in multiple nine-figure recoveries.

Professional Highlights

Member of the Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice, named by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year in 2015 and 2016.


Recognized by Chambers USA, Insurance (Band 1 Texas), (2006 – 2018); Best Lawyers, (2007 – 2019) and Lawyer of the Year, Insurance-Houston (2014); Euromoney, (2009 – 2016); and U.S. News & World Report “Lawyer of the Year (Houston)” (2013, 2014 and 2016); and Who's Who Legal, Insurance & Reinsurance (2017); and The Legal 500 U.S., Insurance: Advice to Policyholders (2018).


Team member for The National Law Journal 2015 “Top 100 Verdicts of the Year” matter, a $72 million verdict on behalf of policyholder for business interruption loss to an oil refinery.

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    • Past chair of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; contributing author, Texas Annotated Insurance Code (LexisNexis); co-author, CAT Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters (West Publishing).
  • Speaking Engagements
    • “The Storm After the Storm – Preparing For and Handling Hurricane and Other Property Claims,” 73rd PLIMC, Tulsa, OK, (November 7, 2017)
    • “Attorney’s Eye-View: How Coverage Counsel Evaluates Issues Raised by Insurance Policy Provisions,” RIMS Houston Chapter, Texas (July 2016)
    • "Insurance Primer for In-House Counsel," 2015 CLE Marathon, Texas (2015)
    • “Five Things You May Not Know About the Texas Insurance Code That Could Help Win Your Case,” Eleventh Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2014)
    • “How to Mediate Coverage Issues,” Eighteenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2013) (joint presentation with Warren Taylor)
    • “In-House Panel: What Clients Think,” Eighteenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2013) (moderator)
    • "Documenting Your Business Interruption Loss," Seventeenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2012) (moderator)
    • "Advanced Business Interruption and Time Element Coverages," Fourteenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2009) (joint presentation with Tom Cook)
    • "Ten Things About Texas Insurance Law You Should Know," Houston Marine Insurance Seminar (2009)
    • "Commercial Issues after Hurricane Ike," Sixth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2009) (joint presentation with Tom Cook)
    • "What are the Odds," Thirteenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2008)
    • "Important Provisions in Texas Insurance Law You Didn’t Know About, But Should," Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (2008)
    • "Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions," Twelfth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2007) (joint presentation with Beth Bradley)
    • “Hurricanes and Other Business Interruptions,” Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims, University of Houston Law Center (2007)
    • “Top Ten Insurance Code Changes and What They Mean,” Fourth Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2007)
    • “The AIG-Greenberg Story and Its Legal Consequences,” American Bar Association Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Committee CLE Seminar (2007) (joint presentation with Michael Sean Quinn)
    • “Contractual Indemnity: The Changing Face of Additional Insured Coverages,” Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (2007) (panelist)
    • “The Gathering Storm: Recent Cases, Hurricane Losses and Business Interruption,” Eleventh Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2006) (panelist)
    • “Lessons Learned From the Hurricanes: A Panel Discussion,” Fifth Annual Gas & Power Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2006) (panelist)
    • “After the Storms: Important Insurance Considerations for the Energy Industry Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” Review of Oil & Gas Law XXI, Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section (2006) (joint paper with Michael Sean Quinn)
    • “When is Prejudice Required and What Is It?,” Advanced Insurance Law Course 2006, State Bar of Texas (2006) (joint paper and presentation with Beth Bradley)
    • “Business Interruption and Time Element Coverages,” Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (2006) (moderator for panel presentation)
    • “Time is Money – An Overview of Business Interruption and Time Element Coverages,” Tenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2005)
    • “Claims-Made versus Occurrence Policies,” Tenth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2005)
    • “An Insurance Primer for the Energy Industry,” The Energy Law Institute for Attorneys and Landmen, South Texas College of Law (2005) (panelist)
    • “Looking Back at Stowers after 75 Years,” Second Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2005) (joint paper and presentation with Michael Sean Quinn)
    • “Strategery: Dec Actions 101,” Second Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2005) (joint presentation with Beth Bradley)
    • “An Insurance Primer for In-House Counsel,” Twenty-Seventh Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2005)
    • “The 75th Birthday of Stowers – Unearthing the Curious History of a Jazz Age Doctrine,” Ninth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2004) (joint paper and presentation with Michael Sean Quinn)
    • “The Eleven Commandments of Professional Responsibility,” The Energy Law Institute for Attorneys and Landmen, South Texas College of Law (2004) (presentation of paper authored by Michael Sean Quinn and Evan Koch)
    • “Coverage for Business Losses,” Eighth Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2003) (joint presentation with Dan Torpey)
    • “A Primer on Declaratory Judgment Actions,” Seventh Annual Insurance Law Institute, The University of Texas School of Law (2002) (joint presentation with John Tollefson)

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2000
    with honors, recipient of the Judge Wilson Cowen Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law

    B.A., Economics and Finance, University of Texas, Dallas, 1995
    summa cum laude

Courts

  • All Federal Courts in Texas

    All State Courts in Texas