Jerry "Jay" Fancher, Jr.

Senior Counsel

Jay Fancher became an attorney in order to make a difference, and his ability to clearly present an issue so that a judge or jury can see his client’s point of view has gone a long way to achieving those goals. Winning on an issue is gratifying to any attorney, but for Mr. Fancher, the biggest victory is knowing that he has helped his client.

His career has focused upon litigations, especially relating to medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, and first party insurance lawsuits. Mr. Fancher also has extensive experience relating to personal injury litigation, commercial litigation and construction litigation.

Mr. Fancher is a graduate from Baylor Law School, where he was a member of Baylor Law Review and earned his law degree in 2000. Mr. Fancher also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is licensed in the State of Texas; Eastern District of Texas; Western District of Texas and Southern District of Texas.

Practice Emphasis

Areas of expertise include litigation of medical malpractice claims, first-party insurance claims, transactional litigation claims involving healthcare-providers, construction law and personal injury.

Additional experience includes legal advice regarding HIPAA and other healthcare regulations.

Education

  • Baylor Law School (JD, 2000)
    • Baylor Law Review.

Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jefferson County Bar Association

Representative Cases:

In a matter of first impression in Texas, the Houston 1st Court of Appeals ruled in favor of our client in Texas Windstorm Insurance Association v. Randy Jones, Cause No. 01-16-00385-CV, interpreting the meaning of what is an “accepted” insurance claim under the Texas Insurance Code. The Court found that a claim acceptance which did not limit the items accepted by its terms accepted all damage which could have been claimed by the insured, precluding litigation under the 2013 amendments to the Insurance Code commonly known as “HB3.”

In the trial court, Mr. Fancher has been an integral part of trial teams that have successfully defended healthcare clients Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and ED Care, now known as Hospital Physician Partners.

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(409) 241-7252
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