Raizner Slania LLP is proud to announce the addition of Amy Hargis and Ben Wickert as firm partners.
Devoting his practice to property damage disputes and first-party commercial insurance litigation and appeals, Ben Wickert has extensive experience with intricate case analysis. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters from 2015 to 2016 for Business Litigation, in 2017 for Class Action/Mass Torts, and from 2018 to 2021 for Insurance Coverage.
After graduating magna cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, Ben obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 2008. During law school, he served as Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and was the champion of the school’s mock trial competition.
Prior to joining Raizner Slania, LLP, Ben successfully litigated several complex class action and multiple-plaintiff cases and practiced commercial litigation. Now a Partner at Raizner Slania LLP, he leads the firm’s appellate and briefing practice. In this role, Ben has authored key motions and appellate briefs on groundbreaking insurance recovery issues, including Barbara Technologies Corp v. State Farm Lloyds and recently, amicus briefing in Hinojos v State Farm Lloyds. Ben also manages the firm’s insurance recovery class action practice, including the firm’s role on the Executive Committee in In Re Generali Covid-19 Travel Insurance Litigation as well as the firm’s inverse condemnation cases arising out of Hurricane Harvey. Ben currently serves on the Steering Committee for Food From the Bar, an annual month-long philanthropy and service program for law firms and corporate legal departments conducted in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank. He also volunteers with Houston Interfaith Ministries and serves as a Lector at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
Recognized in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters every year since 2018, Amy Hargis’s practice focuses on complex insurance coverage disputes across the country. These disputes often involve condominium buildings, hotels, office buildings, churches, and other commercial structures. She also represents individuals and groups of plaintiffs in mass tort cases who have been harmed by the negligence of large corporate defendants.
After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2008, Amy attended South Texas College of Law Houston where she graduated magna cum laude in 2011. During law school, she was the Note & Comment Editor for the South Texas Law Review and the Managing Student Editor of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Journal. She was honored as a Dean’s Merit Scholar, selected to participate on the Varsity Moot Court Team, and earned five CALI Excellence Awards for her academic performance (the highest grade in her class), graduating law school with honors.
Amy served as a Judicial Intern with the Fourteenth Court of Appeals before joining Doyle Raizner, LLP in 2012. Now a Partner at Raizner Slania LLP, Amy leads the firm’s mass tort practice and manages a portfolio of large commercial insurance recovery claims in the Caribbean.
Amy is committed to the firm’s philosophy of achieving the best possible results in the shortest amount of time for her clients. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of The Houston Lawyer magazine. She is actively involved in the local community, offering volunteer services to Houston’s First Baptist Church, as well as serving as a Board Member of Young Friends of DePelchin for over seven years.
About Raizner Slania LLP
At Raizner Slania LLP, our attorneys have successfully handled thousands of insurance coverage disputes against some of the largest insurance companies, corporations, and organizations in the world. Our firm has obtained a reputation for delivering successful results for our clients and holding the insurance industry accountable.
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