Amy Stewart PC Welcomes New Associate Attorney Virginia E. Simms to the Firm

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Amy Elizabeth Stewart has added Virginia E. Simms as an associate attorney to the team at Amy Stewart PC. Ms. Simms is a 2011 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and had previously clerked at the law firm.

We recently celebrated the second anniversary of the firm, and Virginia will be a great addition to the team as we enter this next phase of growth.

Amy Stewart PC welcomes new associate attorney Virginia E. Simms to the firm. Ms. Simms is a 2011 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and had previously clerked at the law firm. She sat for the July 2011 Texas Bar Exam and results are pending.

“Virginia is a bright and talented young lawyer, and we are delighted to have her joining us at the firm,” said Amy Elizabeth Stewart, founder and shareholder of Amy Stewart PC. “We recently celebrated the second anniversary of the firm, and Virginia will be a great addition to the team as we enter this next phase of growth.”

Prior to receiving her Juris Doctorate from the Dedman School of Law at SMU, Ms. Simms earned her BA in Politics from the University of Virginia, where she was on the Dean’s List. As a part of her undergraduate work, she also studied Comparative Politics at the University of Oxford in England and contributed to her minor in Spanish in Valencia, Spain.

Ms. Simms gained valuable legal experience during her years in both law school and college. She clerked at Amy Stewart PC during the summer of 2010 and was previously a Summer Law Clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. At SMU Law, she served as Editor-in-Chief of The International Lawyer, the ABA’s official international law quarterly and SMU’s international journal, and was a member of the National Moot Court team. Ms. Simms has also served as a White House intern, as well as an intern to Congressman Jim McCrery (R-LA).

The firm is also pleased to announce the expansion of its offices in Dallas, Texas. This larger office space will accommodate the recent addition of Ms. Simms to the firm, as well as allow for continued growth.

Amy Stewart PC is a boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas representing clients in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation before state and federal courts and in arbitration. The firm handles a wide variety of coverage litigation with a primary focus on specialty liability policies, including directors & officers liability, fiduciary liability, errors & omissions, employment practices liability, securities broker/dealers liability, lawyers professional liability, insurance brokers professional liability and other professional liability policies. As coverage counsel, the firm advises clients regarding the existence and scope of coverage, issues of policy interpretation, claims handling matters, timely payment of claims, bad faith, insurance code violations, and claim resolution. The firm also helps clients prepare a coverage dispute for the best possible resolution prior to litigation by negotiating on their behalf and, when appropriate, participating in early alternative dispute resolution. Coverage litigation may involve claims for declaratory judgment, breach of contract, bad faith, insurance code / statutory violations, deceptive trade practices and other related claims. The firm also partners with litigation and appellate boutique firms to augment their own coverage expertise on significant cases. For more information about the firm, visit http://www.amystewartlaw.com.

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