Tory M. Bishop: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Tory M. Bishop

Partner
Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8745

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Management and Supervision
  • Insurance and Indemnity
  • Risk Management
  • ERISA and Benefits Litigation
 
University University of Virginia, B.A., with Honors, 1984 Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
 
Admitted1987, Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
 
BornTacoma, Washington, November 24, 1961
 
Biography

Mr. Bishop, Chairman of the Omaha Regional Litigation Department, has extensive experience in insurance coverage/bad faith litigation, ERISA litigation, coverage analysis, claims evaluation, reserve setting and complex claims resolution. In addition to a successful litigation and appellate practice, Mr. Bishop's experience also includes all manner of alternative dispute resolution methods and innovative settlement structures.

Mr. Bishop's recent successes include:

•Summary judgment on a $19 million coverage and bad faith claim filed by a steel coil fabricator in New Mexico;
•Summary judgment on a coverage and bad faith claim filed by a financial institution in Georgia, upheld on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals;
•Summary judgment on a coverage and bad faith claim filed by a TPA in Texas, upheld on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals;
•Summary judgment on a coverage and bad faith claim filed by an insurance agent, upheld by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals;
•Summary judgment on a coverage and bad faith claim filed by a municipality in Missouri, upheld by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals;
•Summary judgment on a coverage and bad faith claim filed by a financial institution in Iowa;
•Rescission of a $10 million life insurance policy for fraud in the application;
•Recovery of $2.75 million from an excess carrier that improperly claimed exhaustion of limits;
•In the past 24 months, favorable and cost-effective negotiation of claims exceeding $100 million on behalf of liability carriers.

Mr. Bishop normally practices outside Nebraska and has appeared of record in more than 20 states. As a result of this national practice, he has developed procedures for the efficient administration of such cases, including the creation of an established network of local counsel to facilitate his work outside Nebraska.

Publications

April 22, 2013Supreme Court: Clear Terms of an ERISA Plan Govern Reimbursement Following a Plan Participant's Third-Party Recovery

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Events

September 28, 2010Insurance CLE

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Other Distinctions

•AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers , 2013

 
ISLN909010889
 


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Office Information

Tory M. Bishop

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186




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