Elliott is a shareholder in Cooper & Scully’s Dallas office. Elliott focuses his practice on litigation with an emphasis in labor & employment, construction, intellectual property, consumer law, and personal injury matters.
Elliott has successfully obtained summary judgments in patent infringement, personal injury, consumer law, and insurance coverage disputes. He has obtained favorable resolutions in numerous bad faith cases ranging from property damage disputes to professional malpractice cases. Elliott has also developed extensive knowledge and experience in intellectual property matters and employment law disputes involving covenants not to compete. He also regularly assists clients with corporate transactions and disputes related to construction and design defects.
Elliott was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in business administration before moving to San Antonio to attend law school at St. Mary’s University. Elliott joined the firm in August of 2009 immediately after taking the Texas bar exam. He and his wife, Hillary, live in East Dallas with their two daughters. In his free time, Elliott enjoys spending time with his family and competing as a member of a BBQ cook-off team, “The BBQ Barristers.” He is also a devoted supporter of SMU football and basketball.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2009
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2005
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Texas’ Certificate of Merit Statute, 15th Annual Construction Law Symposium, January 31, 2020
The Enforceability of Exclusions Amidst Defects in the Issuance of Surplus Lines Insurance Policies, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, December 2018
Handling Subrogation and Lien Issues in Settling Claims, 25th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 6, 2018
Key Issues in Texas Um/UIM Law, 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 7, 2017
Loss of Use Coverage, 23rd Annual Insurance Symposium, April 8, 2016
Extrinsic Evidence and the Duty to Defend, 19th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 30, 2012
Sharyland Water: Economic Loss Rule - What Questions Answered?, Cooper & Scully Webinar, December 1, 2012
Venue, 18th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 1, 2011
Defending Hurricane Ike Claims, Cooper & Scully Webinar, September 15, 2010
Gilbert Texas Construction, L.P. v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London, Cooper & Scully Webinar, June 23, 2010
Attacking & Defending the Appraisal Award, 17th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 23, 2010
Coverage Triggers and Duty-To-Defend Dilemmas, October 2009, International Risk Management Institute, Inc.
Cooper, Hensley & Marshall’s Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 2010 Ed.
Red Dog Mobile Shelters, LLC v. Kat Indus., et al., ---Fed.Appx.---, 2016 WL 6518549 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 3, 2016) (affirming summary judgment of non-infringement in patent litigation on behalf of multiple oil & gas clients)
Red Dog Mobile Shelters, LLC v. Kat Indus., et al., 2015 WL 5896124 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 6, 2015) (granting summary judgment in patent infringement litigation seeking damages in excess of $20MM)
LSG Technologies, Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., No. CV 2:07-CV-00399, 2015 WL 5934690 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 12, 2015) (granting summary judgment against excess carrier for recovery of settlement payments and defense costs from underlying asbestos litigation)
TMM Investments, Ltd. v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., 730 F.3d 466 (5th Cir. Sept. 17, 2013) (reversing trial court ruling setting aside appraisal award in property damage dispute, holding that appraisal panel did not exceed authority in considering causation of damage, and confirming that insurer fulfilled its contractual obligations)