Press Release

Munsch Hardt Welcomes Dallas Additions

Jul 11, 2013

Munsch Hardt announces the Firm has increased the size of their attorney staff in late June – early July with the addition of two attorneys. In addition to the attorney growth, Munsch Hardt added six staff positions.

Stephen Gibson joins the Business Litigation practice group as Senior Attorney. Gibson’s practice primarily focuses on providing guidance and analysis in contractual and extra-contractual liability insurance disputes and representing clients post-trial and on appeal. His experience in insurance matters includes advise and analysis of a wide spectrum of liability insurance policies including professional liability and director’s and officer’s liability insurance. He also has extensive experience in environmental liability coverage disputes.

His post-trial and appellate experience has been equally diverse. His appellate representation experience includes matters as varied as aviation, construction defect, eminent domain, insurance and other contract disputes, products liability, professional liability, and premises liability cases.  In addition to post-verdict and appellate representation, Gibson works closely with trial counsel in the formulation of strategic legal analysis that aids in shaping the issues that are presented to the trier of fact.

Michael W. Huddleston joins the Business Litigation practice group as Shareholder. Huddleston joins Munsch Hardt with 30 years of experience handling coverage and bad faith claims involving commercial and personal lines liability and first-party property insurance, directors and officers liability, reinsurance, fidelity and professional liability policies.

Huddleston also has extensive experience as an appellate attorney on a wide variety of insurance, commercial and personal injury disputes. He has numerous published landmark decisions as appellate counsel, including Supreme Court cases such as, Federal Insurance Co. v. Samsung, Zurich Insurance Co. et al. v. Nokia, State Farm Fire & Cas. Insurance Co. v. Gandy, St. Paul Insurance Co. v. Convalescent Services, Inc., Reliance Insurance Co. v. McAfee Taft, and Argubright v. Beech Aircraft Corp.

The addition of these two attorneys further demonstrates the Firm’s continual commitment to attract top-level talent and offer clients expertise in a broad range of commercial legal areas. The Munsch Hardt office in Dallas now includes 85 attorneys focused on full-service commercial legal needs.