Jay A. Thompson - Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

Jay A. Thompson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 512-703-5060

Jay A. Thompson has considerable experience in both regulatory and legislative issues involving the business of insurance. He regularly participates in regulatory proceedings involving contested case hearings, contested rate hearings, policy form approvals, rulemaking, licensing, mergers, acquisition and dissolution of insurance companies and other regulatory matters before the Texas Department of Insurance.

As a registered lobbyist, Jay has represented both the property/casualty and life, accident and health insurance industry on legislative issues impacting those insurers. He has worked closely with leadership in Texas to find constructive solutions to legislative issues. He has written numerous bills and amendments to the Texas Insurance Code and has been recognized as a leading expert on insurance regulation.

Jay has also represented insurers in litigation involving insurance bad faith, tax disputes against the state of Texas, appeals from administrative actions at the Texas Department of Insurance, disputes involving reinsurance, and disputes between companies and agents.

University of Texas Law SchoolJ.D. 1972
Federation of Regulatory Counsel

Case History

Regulatory Issues
  • Representation of various insurers in filing and approval of surplus debentures, reinsurance agreements, and other holding company transactions
  • Represented medical malpractice insurance rate case
  • Representation of various insurers and agents in disciplinary actions brought by the TDI
  • Co-counsel in a leading Texas Supreme Court bad faith case often cited in insurance seminars, American Physicians v. Garcia.

  • Representation of various insurers and agents in disciplinary actions brought by the TDI
  • Legislation or Amendment Issues
  • Legislation on non-insurance benefits in life/health insurance
  • Legislation on the use of private placement offerings in variable products
  • Legislation on funding for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
  • Legislation on unfair discrimination
  • Legislation on rate and form regulation for property/casualty insurers
  • Office Location

    701 Brazos, Suite 1500
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Insurance Law