Peri H. Alkas

Peri H. Alkas

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2017

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

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A courtroom veteran, Peri has taken more than 65 civil and criminal cases to trial. She practices primarily in insurance, with experience in first-party claims, insurance bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. She often provides insurers with complex claims-handling advice, first- and third-party coverage opinions and guidance concerning Texas insurance statutes.

Peri has also litigated in a variety of areas of civil litigation. That breadth of experience has benefited clients ranging from Fortune 100 businesses to sole proprietors. Previously, Peri was a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where she investigated, pled or tried a range of misdemeanor and felony cases.

  • 910 Louisiana Street, Suite 4300
    Houston, TX 77002
  • University of Houston, J.D., graduated 1992
  • Rice University, B.A., graduated 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, Texas
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

159 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Insurance Law (2019-2021), Litigation - Insurance (2017-2021), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2012-2019)
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers - Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People, H Texas Magazine


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