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Cate E. Biggs

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Cate Biggs has recovered over $250 million dollars for her clients on their undervalued and underpaid insurance claims. Throughout the insurance industry, she is regarded as a fierce yet tactful adversary, establishing herself as a results-driven lawyer who remains committed to helping her clients navigate through their insurance claims. Her goal is to bring demonstrable value to her client’s insurance claims and maximize their legitimate recovery in the shortest possible period of time. Assisting home and commercial business owners in rebuilding their property and their lives after a catastrophic loss has become the focus of her practice.

Ms. Biggs has been the lead attorney on thousands of first-party litigation cases, heading litigation teams from Houston and New Orleans, in state and federal courts in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, New Jersey and New York. She is known for her work ethic and has extensive experience in all phases of litigation from discovery to depositions and hearings through to trial. She maintains her client’s best interest as her first and foremost concern.

In one of the most recent storms, Ms. Biggs was an integral part of the litigation team that discovered fraudulent engineering reports used to deny policyholders’ claims. This discovery led to the insurance industry’s admission of fraud and systematic underpayments in the adjustment of claims. As a direct result, the unprecedented Hurricane Sandy Claims Review program was set up, which led to additional payments for thousands of policyholders who were previously underpaid.

Ms. Biggs is a native of Southern California, who has called Texas home for the past 15 years. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with honors. Attending South Texas College of Law on an academic scholarship she went on to graduate cum laude, with numerous academic achievements, including the dean’s honor list and an academic merit scholarship. She was the only student in her class that passed the Texas bar before she graduated from law school.