<span id="ctl00_MainContentPlaceHolder_lblBio"><b>Misty Coné</b> has years of experience in the areas of appellate practice, business and commercial litigation and insurance coverage and defense. This experience includes first-party and third-party insurance litigation, multi-million dollar commercial litigation disputes, personal injury suits and public law matters. Her appellate practice includes representing matters throughout the Texas intermediate courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, the Southern District of Texas and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Misty is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the&nbsp;Gulf of Mexico.<br /> </span> Biography
<ul> <ul><b>Appellate Law</b> <li>Experience includes post-trial motion practice, appellate briefing, motions for rehearing, and representing clients’ interests in discovery disputes and mandamus proceedings.</li> <li>Presented appeal regarding premises liability claim and related negligence issues to client satisfaction.</li> <li>Successfully upheld defense judgment in an admiralty dispute following bench trial.</li> <li>Successfully upheld grant of summary judgment in breach of contract dispute regarding oil and gas development agreement.</li> <li>Successfully upheld grant of summary judgment in suit on a sworn account.</li> <li>Successfully upheld grant of summary judgment regarding dispute over life insurance proceeds as it related to an alimony obligation.</li> <li>Successfully prepared and argued numerous motions for summary judgment concerning disputes related to insurance coverage for alleged Hurricane Ike damages.</li> <li>Presented appeal regarding tax dispute concerning the alternative minimum tax to clients’ satisfaction.</li> <li>Successfully upheld grant of summary judgment based upon the Texas Tort Claims Act.</li></ul> <ul><b>Insurance Coverage and Defense</b> <li>First Party insurance litigation and counsel, including preparation of coverage opinions and prosecution of declaratory judgment actions.</li> <li>Successfully presented a motion for summary judgment based upon the Texas Tort Claims Act to the client’s satisfaction.</li> <li>Third Party insurance defense, including defense of personal injury suits.</li> <li>Successful motion for summary judgment under homeowner’s policy for coverage for mold related damages.</li> <li>Successfully obtained summary judgment regarding duty of carrier to offer UM UIM coverage in excess of the minimum requirements on a breach of contract/DTPA suit.</li></ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px"><strong>Business and Commercial Law </strong></p> <ul> <li>Successfully presented a motion for summary judgment related to breach of contract claim for indemnification and provision of insurance under service agreement</li> <li>Successfully presented motion for summary judgment on breach of contract claim for third party indemnification under multi-million dollar agreement.</li> <li>Various motions and original proceedings related to&nbsp;enforcement of arbitration clauses in business contracts.</li></ul></ul> Representative Experience
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Co-author, <i>State Created Danger Doctrine,</i> published by the Defense Research Institute, 2002</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Co-author, <i>Labor and Employment Issues in Education,</i> TASB Convention, 2003</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Co-author, The New Litigator's Guide to Trial Practice: Lessons From Seasoned Litigators, National Business Institute, 2008 </li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Co-author, The New Litigator's Grade to Trial Practice, Courtroom Ethics, National Business Institute, 2008 </li></ul> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Selected to the&nbsp;list of Thomson&nbsp;Reuters' &quot;Texas Rising Stars&quot;&nbsp;as published in <i>Texas Monthly</i> and&nbsp;&nbsp;<i>Texas Super Lawyers (Rising Stars Edition)&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;magazines, 2009 to <a href="http://www.godwinlewis.com/pdf/PR%20-%20Eleven%20Godwin%20Lewis%20PC%20Attorneys%20Selected%20to%202014%20Texas%20Rising%20Stars%20-Final.pdf" target="_blank">2014</a>, a designation given to lawyers&nbsp;in the top 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys who are under 40 years old or younger who are viewed by their colleagues as preeminent in their respective practice areas; also published online at Superlawyers.com.</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Two-time selection to the list of &quot;Houston's Top Lawyers&quot;, 2012, 2013 by <span style="font-style: italic">H Texas</span> Magazine</li></ul> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">State Courts of Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Eastern District of Texas</li></ul> Admitted Practice
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Houston Bar Association: Appellate Section - Member</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Houston Bar Association: Campaign for the Homeless Committee</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Houston Bar Association: AIDS Awareness Committee</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Houston Young Lawyers Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law and Appellate Law Sections</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow</li></ul> Member
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">South Texas College of Law (J.D., 2001)</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">South Texas Law Review, Assistant Managing Editor (2001)</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">South Texas Law Review (1999 - 2001)</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Texas A&amp;M University (B.A., 1998)</li></ul> Education
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Member</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">The Houston Reveille Club, Member</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">South Texas College of Law Alumni Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Volunteer basketball coach, the City of Deer Park, Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Active member of San Jacinto Elementary’s Parent Teacher Organization, Deer Park, Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Board member, Villages of Deer Park Homeowners’ Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">A volunteer for the Houston READ Commission</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Member of the Advisory Board for the Houston Urban Debate League</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Member of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Regular&nbsp;contributor to <a href="http://www.smiletrain.org/" target="_self">http://www.smiletrain.org/</a>, a charity organization for providing cleft palate surgery to those in need</li></ul> Community

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Misty Hataway Coné
Administrative Shareholder - Houston

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Appellate
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Local Government
Premises Liability Litigation

BIOGRAPHY
Misty Coné has years of experience in the areas of appellate practice, business and commercial litigation and insurance coverage and defense. This experience includes first-party and third-party insurance litigation, multi-million dollar commercial litigation disputes, personal injury suits and public law matters. Her appellate practice includes representing matters throughout the Texas intermediate courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, the Southern District of Texas and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Misty is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

 


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