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Dottie Sheffield



Dottie Sheffield is a commercial litigation and insurance coverage attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of matters with emphasis on construction law, premises liability, aviation, products liability, and general insurance defense issues, amongst others. She is adept at defending complex legal, factual and damages issues in multiple jurisdictions throughout Texas, resulting in summary judgments and settlements in favor of her clients.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Dottie worked for over fifteen years as a senior claim representative/litigation specialist for major insurance companies, handling high profile cases, which garnered national media attention, including the Dallas YMCA molestation case and the Long Island Railroad shooting case involving Colin Ferguson. Dottie continues to maintain her multi-lines adjuster’s license.

Career details

Practice areas

Commercial Litigation Insurance Coverage


  • Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D.
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A.


  • Duty of Liability Insurance to Additional Insureds, 14th Annual Insurance Symposium (March 2007)
  • Additional Insures Issues, 2nd Annual Conference Law Seminar (Jan. 2007)
  • Coverage for Employment Related Issues, 2006 Employment Law Seminar (July 2006)
  • Insurers Right to Intervene, 12th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar (March 2006)
  • Insurance Coverage For Construction Defect, 1st Annual Construction Law Seminar (Jan. 2006)
  • Algorithm for Construction of Insurance Policies, Insurance Law Institute (Dec. 2005)

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas