Scot G. Doyen
  • Business Law, Insurance Defense, Products Liability
  • Texas
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Scot Doyen is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience in the trial of commercial, personal injury, and first-party insurance cases. His experience includes defending premises liability, construction liability, legal and medical malpractice, commercial disputes and insurance coverage cases. Scot also has extensive appellate experience having successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in addition to numerous other appellate victories. He has been named a Super Lawyer in personal injury litigation, is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Scot routinely represents insurance carriers providing analysis and opinions in routine and complex coverage matters, as well as providing defense in bad faith claims involving personal and commercial lines of coverage. He has successfully represented residential and commercial insurers in trial and appellate work across Texas. Scot is also frequently called upon for advice and representation, both across Texas and nationally, related to the coordination of corporate discovery responses, trial and witness preparation, and strategies on topics such as ESI.

Scot has been actively involved in commercial litigation and traditional insurance litigation, both first-party and third-party, throughout his career. He has successfully defended all manner and size of corporations, insured or self-insured, as well as individuals, in personal injury suits alleging negligence claims and other tort claims. Scot is frequently called upon to evaluate the enforceability of indemnity provisions in contracts and he is frequently involved in claims asserting indemnity rights. He has successfully defended contractors, sub-contractors, premises owners, and product manufacturers.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Defense
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Transactional and Litigation Matters
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western District of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP
- Current
South Texas College of Law
JD | Law
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Lamar University
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Texas Rising Star
Texas Monthly Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
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Defense Research Institute
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Texas Association of Defense Counsel
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National Association of Subrogation Professionals
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Texas State Bar  # 00792982
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
The FBI is on the phone? Someone Tell me who I Represent! (Ethics presentation), Texas City Attorney’s Association; 2003, Texas Municipal League Conference
Litigating the Economic Development Project, Texas City Attorney’s Association; 2006, TCAA Semi-Annual Conference
Defending Against First Party Claims and Attorney’s Fees, Texas Association of Defense Counsel; 2016 TADC Summer Program
E-Discovery: A (Hopefully) Practical Guide, Texas Association of Defense Counsel; 2016 TADC Summer Program
Just Do It: Federal E-Discovery and Evidence, West LegalEd Center, 3/15/2017
Just Do It: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Federal E-Discovery and Evidence, West LegalEd Center, 4/10/2017
Tried and True – Working up and Presenting a First Party Insurance Case, State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law 2017
E-discovery 2018: Key Issues and Practical Guidance on eDiscovery for Corporate and Outside Counsel, West LegalEd Center, 5/10/2018
Forensics: How to Think like a Lawyer and Talk like a Geek About Forensics and Its Application in Discovery, West LegalEd Center, 8/2/2018
Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Scot G. Doyen's Website Profile
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP Website
Contact & Map
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP
Houston Office
16945 Northchase Dr
Houston, TX 77060
Telephone: (713) 580-8902
Fax: (713) 580-8910
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