Barrie Beer

Partner

P
512.856.6352
F
610.666.7704
12600 Hill Country Blvd.
Suite R-275
Bee Cave
,
TX
78738

PRACTICE AREAS

First-Party Property Claims Defense

Insurance Coverage

Admissions

Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

District Court of the Virgin Islands

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law

(J.D., 1989)

University of Texas

(B.J., 1984)

Barrie Beer, an original partner in Chartwell Law’s Austin office, leads the firm’s Texas practice. With over twenty-five years of experience, she guides clients through insurance claims, coverage, and litigation, artfully balancing tenacity with collaboration and experience with creativity – always guided by each client’s unique objectives.

Barrie handles first-party and third-party coverage matters, defending contractual and extra-contractual claims, as well as bad faith and complex damage claims across a range of business lines, including property, general commercial liability, business policies, marine, motor vehicle, and more. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several excess insurers across several lines of business.

Barrie has extensive experience in the investigation and early evaluation of damage claims, including those stemming from arson, fraud, mold, and wind. She manages complex institutional litigations while individualizing company representative and expert witness preparation and testimony.

Barrie particularly enjoys leading and customizing adjuster and appraiser training courses for her clients to assist the industry in delivering legally compliant and good faith policyholder service. She is a sought-after speaker on a range of insurance-related issues, including appraisal, arson, extra-contractual liability and litigation, good faith compliance, and more.

When she is not at the office, Barrie is out taking pictures, sailing or boating whenever possible, or at a college football game with friends.

Professional Associations

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Bad Faith Committee

Houston Bar Association

Loss Executives Association

State Bar of Texas

Women in Claims, Board of Advisors

U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association

 

Achievements

Selected to The Best Lawyers© in America, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance (2022-2024)

 

Presentations

“COVID -19: The 2020 Coverage Storm,” CPCU, June 2020

“The Investigating Adjuster as Causation Expert: Lessons in Damage Investigation and Trial Testimony,” Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conference, March 19-20, 2013

“Gulf Coast Law Update,” Windstorm Insurance Conference, February 2, 2012

“The Lawyer’s Role in Appraisal: The Control Conundrum,” South Texas College of Law Texas Insurance Law Symposium, January 9, 2012

 

Languages

Spanish

 

Barrie Beer, an original partner in Chartwell Law’s Austin office, leads the firm’s Texas practice. With over twenty-five years of experience, she guides clients through insurance claims, coverage, and litigation, artfully balancing tenacity with collaboration and experience with creativity – always guided by each client’s unique objectives.

Barrie handles first-party and third-party coverage matters, defending contractual and extra-contractual claims, as well as bad faith and complex damage claims across a range of business lines, including property, general commercial liability, business policies, marine, motor vehicle, and more. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several excess insurers across several lines of business.

Barrie has extensive experience in the investigation and early evaluation of damage claims, including those stemming from arson, fraud, mold, and wind. She manages complex institutional litigations while individualizing company representative and expert witness preparation and testimony.

Barrie particularly enjoys leading and customizing adjuster and appraiser training courses for her clients to assist the industry in delivering legally compliant and good faith policyholder service. She is a sought-after speaker on a range of insurance-related issues, including appraisal, arson, extra-contractual liability and litigation, good faith compliance, and more.

When she is not at the office, Barrie is out taking pictures, sailing or boating whenever possible, or at a college football game with friends.

Professional Associations

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Bad Faith Committee

Houston Bar Association

Loss Executives Association

State Bar of Texas

Women in Claims, Board of Advisors

U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association

 

Achievements

Selected to The Best Lawyers© in America, Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance (2022-2024)

 

Presentations

“COVID -19: The 2020 Coverage Storm,” CPCU, June 2020

“The Investigating Adjuster as Causation Expert: Lessons in Damage Investigation and Trial Testimony,” Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conference, March 19-20, 2013

“Gulf Coast Law Update,” Windstorm Insurance Conference, February 2, 2012

“The Lawyer’s Role in Appraisal: The Control Conundrum,” South Texas College of Law Texas Insurance Law Symposium, January 9, 2012

 

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