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Tom Alleman Elected as Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel

January 24, 2019

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Tom Alleman, Dallas-based Co-Director of the firm’s Insurance Industry Group, was elected as a Fellow to the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). Alleman joins Dykema colleague Sean Hanifin, who was elected in 2014, as Fellows of the ACCC.

Established in 2012, the ACCC is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders. Its mission is to advance the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve the relationship between and among the members of our profession.

According to the ACCC, its Fellows are lawyers who are licensed to practice in the highest court of their respective states and have engaged substantially in the practice of insurance law for at least 15 consecutive years representing insurers or policyholders, typically devoting at least 70 percent of their practice to that area.

A veteran courtroom lawyer and “well regarded litigator” (Chambers USA 2017), Alleman is at home in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. His practice focuses on litigation, commercial insurance coverage questions ranging from cyberliability and data breach questions to environmental and D&O issues, regulatory proceedings and advice involving complex environmental and toxic tort issues, and legal challenges facing financial institutions.

Alleman earned a J.D. from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a B.A. from Williams College. He’s been named a Leading Insurance Lawyer by Chamber USA multiple times, as well as being recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers for more than a decade each.