Insurance Defense

A strong underpinning of Kelly, Smith & Red’s practice is defending insurance claims. Inventive legal strategies and business insight help us direct our clients to the best solutions for their particular case.  Kelly, Smith & Red represents insurers in first-party litigation throughout the state of Texas. We have extensive experience in the litigation of industrial accidents, explosions, and fires.  We have defended an array of claims brought by third parties including: complex product liability, construction claims, oil-field accidents, class actions, vehicle accidents, slip/ fall claims, worker’s compensation claims, and toxic torts such as asbestosis and silicosis.

In addition, Kelly, Smith & Red represents insurance companies and agencies by providing legal/coverage opinions and prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions.  Our firm handles a variety of coverage matters including personal lines policies, commercial general liability policies, garage liability provisions, and property coverages.  Frequently, we defend lawsuits against insurers based on claims of common law bad faith, breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and violations of the Texas Insurance Code, and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices & Consumer Act.  

As demonstrated by our record, the attorneys of Kelly, Smith & Red have the ability to successfully defend cases that have the potential for large verdicts.

General Civil Litigation

Our attorneys use seasoned legal strategies and keen business insight when handling an array of complex commercial litigation matters.

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Insurance Defense

A strong underpinning of Kelly, Smith & Red's practice is defending First-Party and Third-Party insurance claims on behalf of insurance carriers and their insurers. Read more...

Subrogation

An integral aspect of our firm's practice is the aggressive pursuit of large loss subrogation recovery for the insurance industry.

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Estate Planning & Probate

Whether it is assistance with estate plans, trusts, or probate disputes, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you.

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Surety and Fidelity Law

Kelly, Smith & Red will aggressively pursue liable parties under surety and fidelity bonds for reimbursement through investigation, asset location, negotiation and litigation.

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