George T. Jackson

George Jackson is a trial attorney with three decades’ experience who focuses his practice on insurance coverage, analysis and litigation.

About George


George enjoys the intensive research required to litigate insurance coverage cases and has defended carriers in high-stakes matters involving personal injury, abuse and death where the court found no coverage. He crafts strong arguments — George earned a master’s degree in rhetoric before becoming a lawyer — and he taught legal research and writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

In his representation of insurers, George litigates complex issues under commercial general liability policies, directors & officers (D&O) policies, errors & omissions (E&O) policies, employment liability policies, personal automobile policies, commercial trucking policies, homeowners policies, and business property policies. 

He has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and companies in complicated litigation in federal and state courts in Texas, including trucking personal injury accident litigation, automobile personal injury litigation, residential and commercial construction defect litigation, products liability litigation, D&O and E&O litigation, and dram shop and premises liability litigation. George has handled appeals on liability cases he has tried as well as coverage cases in both the state and federal appellate system, and has argued five cases at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Among his recent accomplishments:

  • Litigated coverage available under a commercial general liability policy for plumber’s helper killed by a tiger from unrelated business. Court found no coverage.
  • Litigated coverage under a CGL policy for allegations of “negligent discharge of firearm.” Security guard fired 41 shots at a person trying to run down the security guard in a truck. Court found no coverage.
  • Litigated coverage under a CGL policy involving alleged sexual relations with a minor. Allegations involved negligent hiring and supervision of a lifeguard. Court found no coverage.

Representative Matters

Insurance Litigation

  • Litigated dispute between trucking and non-trucking “bobtail” carrier regarding coverage obligations for driver who had an accident after taking his truck to be washed before picking up load. Insurance carriers settled underlying lawsuit, and reserved all coverage issues for further litigation. Handled all briefing at trial court level, and convinced United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse the trial court, and render judgment in favor of my client.
  • Litigated coverage under D&O policy for homeowners’ association dispute with board and developers. Court found no coverage.
  • Litigated coverage under CGL policy for business owner who owned two companies: a salvage company and a rock festival production company. Court found no coverage under policy written on behalf of the salvage company for allegations of negligent hiring and supervision when patron of festival was raped by security guard.
  • Allegations were made against a non-profit company for allegedly mishandling funds entrusted to non-profit to help with grant applications. Brought in on coverage issues, but was able to obtain a confidential and swift resolution of the claims.

Construction Litigation

  • Property inspection group sued after termite problems were found after purchase of a home. Plaintiffs denied signing inspection contract that limited damages to the amount of the inspection. Court found in favor of an inspection company on motion for judgment after evidentiary hearing. Case settled for inspection amount.
  • In a tilt wall construction case involving construction of 10,000+ square foot warehouse, represented company that applied water resistant barriers between sections of the tilt walls against allegations of water intrusion. Case resolved.
  • Represented roofing company against allegations of improper roofing applications at a multi-million dollar residence in South Shore Harbor. Case involved allegations of water intrusion. Case resolved after a number of mediations.
  • Litigation over construction of daycare center in Galveston, Texas. Show drawings did not clearly indicate whether wooden truss system was to be supported or free standing. General contractor and architect stamped the drawings “approved as drawn,” and client built free standing trusses. When they were installed, the trusses sagged and had to be replaced. At trial, president of general contractor admitted company changed the wording of the approval stamp after incident and because of the incident. Jury found in favor of client.
  • Construction defect claim regarding pipeline built in Yemen that sustained damage from a flood. Canadian law applied based on the contract. Won summary judgment based on Canadian statute of repose. Handled the appeal of the case, and appellate court sustained the verdict of the trial court.

Tort Litigation

  • Driver of car allegedly sustained injury when truck hauling waste backed into Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff died during the course of litigation due to unrelated illness. Resolved the case by shepherding opposing counsel through probate matters and eventual resolution of liability claims.
  • Handled wrongful death case in trucking accident involving numerous claimants with complicated fact pattern regarding an accident on Interstate 10 near Mont Belvieu, Texas. Accident snarled traffic in both directions for nine hours. Tried case in federal court in Marshall, Texas and obtained verdict that was less than last demand.

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented former employee of a company that provides property management services to community associations sued based on alleged violations of a non-compete agreement. Opposing side sought a temporary injunction, which the court denied after evidentiary hearing.

Associations and Memberships

  • Claims and Litigation Management Association, Member
    • Transportation Committee
    • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Committee
    • Insurance Fraud Committee
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Member
  • First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Elder


  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D.)
  • The University of California – Berkeley (M.A.)
  • Trinity University (B.A.)

Professional Honors

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Court/Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Presentations and Publications


  • Hot Topics in Bad Faith, CLM Bad Faith Seminar (December 2015) 
  • Practice Tips for Preparing Witnesses in Bad Faith Litigation, CLM Bad Faith Seminar (December 2014)
  • Using Metrics in Litigation Management, CLM National Conference (April 2014)
  • Using Extrinsic Evidence in Duty to Defend Cases, CLM National Conference (April 2013)
  • Texas Auto Insurance Update

2014 Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (February 13, 2014)

  • Additional Insureds and Insured Contracts: Separate But Unequal Paths to Coverage, 2009 Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (January 25, 2009)
  • Construction Defects – What’s Still Left Unresolved: Lamar Homes or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and to Love the Bomb, 2008 Texas Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (January 24, 2008)
  • Contractual Indemnity: The Changing Face of Additional Insured Coverages, 2007 Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law (January 25, 2007)
  • Case study on Lennar Homes: The New Paradigm?, 2006 Texas Law Insurance Symposium; panelist with Lee Shidlofsky, Jill Cronin and Kevin Sewell on construction defect coverage issues (January 2006)


  • Mediation as Discovery Tool – So What?, Litigation Management Magazine, co-author with Michael Goldstone (Winter 2015)
  • Texas Annotated Insurance Code, Lexis-Nexus, edited section on Chapter 981 of the Texas Insurance Code on Surplus Lines Insurance, and created annotations and comments (bi-annually from 2005 to 2014)

Independent Contractor or Employee? Developments in Trucking Coverage Law, Journal of Texas Insurance Law, Vol. 11, Number 4. Spring 2012 (March 15, 2012)