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09/12/2019

Donna Thomisee Appointed to Two Texas Committees

Donna has been selected as chair of the discovery subcommittee for the State Bar of Texas Rules Committee. She was also recently appointed to serve on the Harris County Downtown Panel’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

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09/09/2019

Donna Thomisee Returns to Speak at 2019 Texas CLE Business Disputes Course

Donna will speak at the 11th annual Texas CLE Business Disputes Course, held at the Texas Law Center in Austin from Sept. 24-25.

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05/14/2019

Donna Thomisee Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Donna has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, honoring her outstanding professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system.

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12/05/2018

Donna Thomisee Selected to Two Texas Bar Nonprofits

Donna Thomisee was invited to be a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and she also recently became a member of the Texas Bar College.

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09/10/2018

Donna Thomisee to Speak at Texas CLE Business Disputes Course

Donna Thomisee will speak at the 10th annual Texas CLE Business Disputes Course, held at the Texas Law Center in Austin from Sept. 26-27.

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05/31/2018

Donna Thomisee Appointed Co-Chair of Houston Bar Association Speakers Bureau Committee

Donna's leadership position with the HBA Speakers Bureau Committee recognizes her past contributions to the bar's overall outreach efforts.

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05/16/2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Lugenbuhl Attorneys Visit Elementary Schools Through the Houston Bar Association

Through HBA's speaker program, Lugenbuhl associate Briana Loughlin and Houston office Managing Partner Donna Thomisee mentor children through literacy.

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02/22/2018

Menchaca: Second Time’s A Charm?

Although by industry standards a small damages case, USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Menchaca certainly casts a large shadow in the insurance world. The Texas Supreme Court's decision in December 2017 to rehear the long running bad faith dispute has the potential to significantly impact future bad faith litigation in the State of Texas.

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01/18/2018

Donna Thomisee Listed in H Texas Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

The annual list includes lawyers in numerous practice specialties across the Houston metro area.

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11/21/2017

Donna Thomisee Joins American Bar Association Specialty Group

Donna joins the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice specialty group. For more than 80 years, the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has been vital to keeping the American civil justice and jury trial system fair, independent and accessible for all.

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11/20/2017

Lugenbuhl’s Insurance Team Delivers CE Seminar in Collaboration with Houston Claims Association

The seminar covered several topics such as the Stowers Doctrine, the Hail Bill (HB 1774/SB 10) and claim files and taking statements.

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09/11/2017

Donna Thomisee Appointed to State Bar of Texas Insurance Section Membership Committee

Donna is one of seven attorneys serving on the committee responsible for managing various aspects of the Insurance Section's membership.

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08/22/2017

New Texas Insurance Code Chapter 542A: New Law to Handle Texas Weather-Related Claims Effective Sept. 1

The new law makes a few key changes to the procedure for bringing certain property damage claims against insurers and insurance agents.

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06/15/2017

Donna Thomisee Appointed to Two Houston Bar Association Committees

This marks the second straight year that Donna has been appointed to the Administration of Justice Committee and her first selection to the Speakers Bureau Committee.

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05/11/2017

Insurance Disputes: Five Rules Insurers Need to Know

The Texas Supreme Court has announced five rules intended to address contractual claims under an insurance policy versus tort claims under the Texas Insurance Code. The rules were set forth in conjunction with the Court’s opinion in the case of USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Menchaca and are meant to clarify confusion regarding the treatment of statutory bad faith claims in insurance coverage disputes brought before state courts.

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04/03/2017

Lugenbuhl Attorney Donna Thomisee Obtains Favorable Outcome in Premises Liability Case

A case in which control of the premises was hotly contested, the jury’s verdict in favor of the defendant, a Houston-based developer, was consistent with Ms. Thomisee’s argument that accidents can happen without anyone being “at fault” even when a severe injury occurs.

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01/25/2017

Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals Affirms Right to Assert Appraisal

The facts in this case are familiar to anyone doing property damage work.

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06/22/2016

Attorney Donna Thomisee Appointed to Two Houston Bar Association Committees

Lugenbuhl shareholder Donna Thomisee has been appointed to the Houston Bar Association’s (HBA) Administration of Justice and Continuing Legal Education committees for the 2016-2017 bar year.

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02/02/2016

‘Stowers’ Cases Require Careful Action from Insurance Carriers and Clients

This article examines an important section of Texas law known as the Stowers doctrine, which was developed through years of court rulings and establishes insurers’ duties in third-party liability claims.

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01/26/2016

Lugenbuhl Welcomes Three Attorneys in New Orleans and Houston

Ashley Belleau, Donna Thomisee and Kelli Gunter join the firm’s award-winning team of attorneys.

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