R. Brent Cooper

R. Brent Cooper

Shareholder, Cooper & Scully, P.C.

Contact Info

Cooper & Scully, P.C.
900 Jackson Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75202-4436
Phone: (214) 712-9501
Fax: (214) 712-9540


Brent Cooper writes about courts and coverage for

Mr. Cooper is a named shareholder in the Dallas office of Cooper & Scully, P.C., where his practice areas include appellate, insurance, business and commercial law, products liability, insurance defense and bad faith. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He is coauthor of Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated. He has written numerous articles for law reviews and legal publications and "Recent Developments in Disaster Coverage Litigation" – "New Approaches and Challenges for Disaster Coverage Attorneys" (2011).

A native of Dallas, Mr. Cooper earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, with distinction, from Texas A&M University in 1974. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at Southern Methodist University in 1977 where he was also Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice in Texas and Oklahoma; the U.S. Supreme Court; Fifth, Eight, and Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; and Texas Supreme Court.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Apr 2022 Impact of COVID-19 on Jury Trials
Mar 2017 Understand the CGL Policy Post-Judgment Interest Provision
Oct 2016 Little Known/Utilized Provisions of the CGL Policy: Supplementary Payments
Sep 2016 Little Known/Little Utilized Provisions of the CGL Policy: Declarations Provision
Feb 2016 Texas Recognizes Loss-of-Use Damages in Total Destruction Cases
Oct 2015 Accrual of Interest under Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act*
May 2015 First-Party Insurance and Anti-Technicality Statutes
Oct 2014 Burden of Proof in Coverage Litigation (Part 5)
Jul 2014 Burden of Proof in Coverage Litigation (Part 4)
Apr 2014 Burden of Proof in Coverage Litigation (Part 3)
Jan 2014 Burden of Proof in Coverage Litigation (Part 2)
Oct 2013 Burden of Proof in Coverage Litigation (Part 1)
Jul 2013 Named Driver Policies
Apr 2013 Courts Address the Contractual Liability Exclusion—How Far Does It Go?
Feb 2013 Taking and Defending the Adjuster's Deposition (Part 4)
Jan 2013 Taking and Defending the Adjuster's Deposition (Part 3)
Jan 2013 Taking and Defending the Adjuster's Deposition (Part 2)
Jun 2012 Taking and Defending an Adjuster's Deposition (Part 1)
Dec 2011 Trial of the Coverage Case (Part 4)
Oct 2011 Trial of the Coverage Case (Part 3)
Aug 2011 Trial of the Coverage Case (Part 2)
Apr 2011 Trial of the Coverage Case (Part 1)
Feb 2011 Distinguishing between the Exclusions
Oct 2010 Appraisal under the Homeowners Policy
Aug 2010 Duty To Cooperate
Feb 2010 Exploring New Ground in Personal Auto Policies
Oct 2009 Coverage Triggers and Duty-To-Defend Dilemmas*
Aug 2009 Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Anti-Stacking Provisions
May 2009 Recent Cases Involving First-Party Claims
Apr 2009 Hurricane Ike and First-Party Litigation
Jan 2009 Underinsured Motorist Insurance: Prerequisites before Coverage Applied
Oct 2008 Injury-in-Fact Coverage Trigger—HO Policy View
Aug 2008 Event Data Recorders: Balancing the Benefits and Drawbacks
May 2008 No Insurance Coverage for "Actual Physical Contact" with "Integral Part" of Auto
Jan 2008 Trigger Theories in Homeowners Insurance
Nov 2007 The Measure of "Reasonable" Defense Costs in Independent Counsel Situations
Jul 2007 Surface Water Exclusions in the Homeowners Policy
Apr 2007 Ensuing Loss Clauses in Homeowners Policies: Confusing but Not Ambiguous
Feb 2007 Interpreting the "Physical Contact" Requirement of Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Indirect Contact Cases
Jul 2006 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Coverage Disputes and Pending Litigation
Jun 2006 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Effect on Claims Handling Procedures
May 2006 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Effect on Rating and Underwriting
Jan 2006 Homeowners Policies and Acts of Self-Defense
Oct 2005 Anticipated Legal Wrath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Aug 2005 Who Can Reject Uninsured Motorist and Personal Injury Protection Coverage?
Jun 2005 Coverage Disputes Give Rise to "Independent" Counsel—Test Announced in
Jan 2005 Bystander Claims—One Limit or Two?
Nov 2004 "No-Fault" Coverage Insures Injuries Arising Out of the Use of a Vehicle
Sep 2004 Diminishing Value: The Trend Against Coverage under Personal Automobile Policies
Mar 2004 Subrogation Rights Against Personal Auto Uninsured Motorists Coverage
 2023 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference (AgriCon)

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