University of Houston Law Center
Houston Journal of International
Law, Senior Article Editor
UHLC Honor Court, Student Presenter
Student Bar Association, Executive Board, Treasurer
University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Government, 2010
Pi Sigma Alpha; National Political Science Honor Society (2008-2010)
Professional & Community Involvement
Cameron Dernick is a member of Shackelford’s Business Litigation Practice Group and primarily represents property and casualty insurance carriers in matters involving first- and third-party defense litigation and coverage analysis. Cameron focuses his practice on analyzing complex and novel insurance coverage issues that require an understanding of the intricacies of insurance law and policy interpretation. Cameron’s combined experience extends to complex issues of appraisal, concurrent causation, allocation, business interruption, indemnity, subrogation and arbitration.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Cameron has been selected by numerous peers, publications, and legal organizations as one of the best attorneys in his field. Houstonia magazine named Cameron to its ″Top Lawyers” list for 2019—one of only thirteen attorneys (and the sole associate attorney) to receive this recognition in the insurance field. Cameron was also listed by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Texas Rising Star” for 2020. This distinction is received by less than 2.5% of the attorneys in Texas. Cameron has also been appointed and served as Vice-Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Property Insurance Law Committee in each term since 2017. The committee is comprised of seasoned practitioners and industry professionals from across the nation, and focuses on the vital legal and practical issues facing the insurance industry and the insurance consumer in the area of first-party property insurance.
Cameron has experience in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, briefing and arguing pre-trial motions, managing discovery, working with expert witnesses, deposing and defending fact and expert witnesses, preparing key fact and expert witnesses for trial, trial, and appeals. Cameron has served on numerous winning trial teams obtaining favorable outcomes for insurance carrier and adjuster clients.
Cameron’s broad range of experience in residential and commercial property claims includes all types of catastrophes, from windstorms, hailstorms, fires, tornados, hurricanes, floods and everything else in between. Similarly, Cameron’s experience in casualty claims includes all types of accidents, occurrences, and categories of loss, including automobile and trucking accidents, oilfield and refinery accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction defects and dram shop liability.
First-Party Insurance Litigation and Coverage Analysis
Third-Party Insurance Litigation