Timothy P. Delabar

Professional Biography

Tim Delabar focuses his practice primarily on the areas of first-party insurance coverage litigation and civil appellate law. Tim advises insurance carriers regarding a broad range of matters, including complex coverage questions, claims handling issues, and allegations of statutory violations and bad faith. Tim has represented insurance carriers at trial courts in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee and at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tim also provides appellate guidance to Wilson Elser attorneys on all manner of cases. Tim’s understanding of the intricacies of Texas’s unique mandamus procedure provides demonstrable value to clients. Where the courts of appeal routinely dismiss more than 50 percent  of mandamus petitions before responsive briefing, Tim’s ability to frame the issues maximizes the likelihood that the courts will address the case on its merits. In addition to his mandamus practice, Tim has experience briefing procedural and substantive issues in traditional appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. Tim is admitted to practice before the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, which have jurisdiction over federal courts in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Colorado, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming.

Tim’s experience in litigation and appeals is bolstered by the skills gained through Baylor’s Practice Court program, widely regarded as the “Marine Corps Boot Camp of law schools.” In addition, Tim interned for the Honorable Judge Jeffrey C. Manske, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, where he gained invaluable insight into the inner operations of the federal court system.

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