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Linda R. Meltzer

Of Counsel
Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.

Phone: (512) 338-5322
Fax: (512) 338-5363
E-mail: lmeltzer@bajb.com


Linda has over 30 years of experience in tort and insurance litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage. She has represented individuals, governmental entities and agencies in court and administrative proceedings in areas as diverse as nursing licensure and eminent domain. For much of her career, Linda served as Senior Claims Attorney for an insurance guaranty association, analyzing coverage and managing litigation in both personal and commercial lines, including auto, homeowners, trucking, commercial liability, construction, medical and legal malpractice.  She has trained claims professionals in numerous tort and insurance topics, as well as Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

Linda hails from the east coast, but her family got to Texas as soon as they could. With her husband Jeff, a local business owner, she has raised three sons, none of whom grew up to be cowboys – or lawyers.

Professional Associations:

    • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
    • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice and Insurance Regulation Section

Publications and Seminars:

What To Do When The Insurer Goes Broke: Dealing With the Guaranty Association; 2 Journal of Texas Insurance Law 2, Spring 2000, at 23
Claim Filing Deadlines, with Walker and Ferguson, National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds Legal Seminar, 1996
Insurance Company Insolvency from the Defense Perspective, with Carmona, Texas Association of Defense Counsel 1995 Annual Meeting
Handling Medical Malpractice Claims: A Primer (2019)
Reserving Rights under CGL Policies (2016)
Construction Law (2015)
Insurance Litigation 101 (2013)
Medicare: Conditional Payment Claims, Mandatory Reporting and MSAs (2012)
Handling Claims Under the Guaranty Act (Or, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Article 21.28-C But Were Afraid to Ask) (1994; rev. 2010)


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence – University of Texas School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Political Science – Brandeis University, 1982


  • Of Counsel, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, 2020
  • Senior Claims Attorney, Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, 1992-2020
  • Assistant County Attorney, Travis County, Texas, 1990-1992
  • Associate, Longley & Maxwell, 1987-1990

Practice Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, 1987

Practice Areas