Erin E. Bennett
Baylor University, B.S., Neuroscience, magna cum laude, 2006
University of Houston Law School, J.D., 2012
Erin Bennett is an associate in the firm’s Houston office who practices commercial and insurance litigation, with an emphasis on financial services. Erin has significant experience with class and mass actions involving complex actuarial disputes relating to cost of insurance provisions in life insurance policies. She has also handled litigation involving RICO and antitrust, unfair insurance practices, bad faith claims handling, stranger-originated life insurance, and misrepresentation claims.
Erin is one of the firm’s “go-to” lawyers when a case needs to be successfully prepared for trial or appeal. She led trial preparation efforts on several matters through or up to the eve of trial. Her role has included managing all aspects of the pre-trial phase, including briefing pre-trial and post-trial motions, selecting trial exhibits, and preparing witnesses to testify at trial. She has also assisted with drafting appellate briefs filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, which secured the trial court victories in the client’s favor.
Erin is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Association of Women Attorneys. During law school, Erin was the Chief Articles Editor of the Houston Law Review and interned with the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
Outside of the office, Erin enjoys cheering for the Baylor Bears, discovering Houston’s best restaurants, and attending events in Houston’s art and theater scene.
Assisted with obtaining summary judgment in life insurance client’s favor in Texas state court in a wrongful garnishment and conversion case relating to an annuity contract; an appeal is pending.
Assisted with favorable resolution of litigation relating to alleged unfair claims handling practices and bad faith claim delay in the Central District of California.
Assisted with favorable resolution of litigation relating to complex class action actuarial dispute in the Southern District of New York.
Assisted at the trial and appellate levels with case involving the fraudulent procurement of a life insurance policy in the District of Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit.
Central Hudson-plus: Why Off-Label Pharmaceutical Speech Will Find Its Voice, 49 Hous. L. Rev. 459 (2012)