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H. Norman Kinzy

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  • H. Norman Kinzy was a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate from 1966 to 1969, and after leaving the Navy began his career in private practice with an established insurance defense law firm. He has always been intrigued by individual legal rights and enjoys studying the law. Norman brings more than 45 years of experience to SettlePou and serves as Chair of the firm’s Insurance Defense practice.

    Areas of Practice:
    Insurance Defense

  • About

    Norman was valedictorian of Texas Technological College’s Business School. Today, he strives to provide excellent representation to SettlePou clients as an insurance defense attorney. He enjoys solving problems and is committed to protecting his clients’ best interests.

    In his spare time, Norman enjoys reading history books, family activities, travel, running, hunting, woodworking, and home repairs. He has served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster for two troops and is active in Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

  • Education

    Texas Technological College, B.B.A., 1963; Valedictorian of Business School; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Eta Sigma

    University of Texas School of Law, L.L.B., 1966

  • Admissions & Honors

    AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

    Texas State Bar Admittance, 1966

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1981

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1970

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1979

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1975

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1979

  • Associations

    Dallas Bar Association

    Board of Advisors, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, SMU

    Former Chair, Aviation and Space Law Committee, TIPS 1991-1992, American Bar Association

  • Articles & Presentations

    Author, Current Aviation Decisions in Conflict of Laws, Journal of Air Law and Commerce

    Author, Aviation Insurance Coverage, American Bar Association, Third National Institute on Litigation in Aviation

    Author, Civil Trial Tactics for the Experienced Litigator: A Performance Enhancement Course, Recent Tort Developments, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section

    Business Owner and Third Party Liability for Personal Injury (A Performance Enhancement Course), Premises Liability of Personal Care Facilities in Texas, Property Torts, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section

    Bad Faith Issues in Aviation Insurance Coverage, Embry-Riddle Aviation Law/Insurance Symposium

    Emerging and Current Issues Between Excess and Primary Insurance Carriers, Recent Developments in Insurance Law Seminar