Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval is proud to announce that firm partners Geoffrey Berg, James Plummer, and Amar Raval have been recently selected to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is Mr. Berg’s 15th year on Super Lawyers, Mr. Plummer’s 3rd year, and Mr. Raval’s first year of inclusion on Super Lawyers.
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a multiphase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 5% of attorneys in Texas. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mr. Berg has handled virtually every kind of case. From representing corporations in complex multi-million dollar commercial disputes to employment matters, arguments over oilfield trade secrets, government and corporate investigations, there’s little he hasn’t handled successfully. Mr. Berg has presented CLE programs dealing with legal ethics and spoken at the University of Houston Law Center on trial strategy. He has also been hired by some of the largest and best-known firms in the country to offer expert testimony on attorneys’ fees.
Mr. Plummer found his niche representing individuals and small businesses in litigating claims against insurance companies. He has prosecuted a number of insurance claims on behalf of individuals and businesses holding the insurer to its duty of good faith and fair dealing, and compelling them to live up to the promises made in the insurance policy. In addition to property and casualty claims, Mr. Plummer has prosecuted a large number of claims for life insurance, accidental death insurance, and disability insurance benefits under individual policies and group insurance policies governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The ERISA claims on group insurance policies have also included claims against the employer and insurer for breach of fiduciary duty resulting in a loss to the policyholder or beneficiary.
Mr. Raval focuses on insurance bad faith claims, ERISA claims, business litigation, and personal injury litigation. He has achieved notable results at and on appeal, with several published decisions by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. One of these opinions, Ariana M. v. Humana, overturned 26 years of jurisprudence to concur with every other Circuit that applies a more favorable standard of review in a wide range of insurance benefit claims.
Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval is a full-service business law firm offering sophisticated representation to individuals and commercial entities, providing comprehensive services to ensure that our client’s objectives are met. Between them, the founding partners of Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP have successfully tried scores of cases to verdict. Each attorney at our firm has handled matters from the most complex intellectual property disputes and ERISA/bad faith insurance litigation, to the most common contract and employment disputes from beginning to end as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants, recovering and saving millions of dollars for clients over the years.