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.
Cameron has been selected by numerous peers, publications, and organizations as one of the best attorneys in his field. Super Lawyers magazine recently named Cameron a “Texas Rising Star” for 2020 & 2021, which is a distinction received by less than 2.5% of the attorneys in Texas. Cameron was also selected by Houstonia magazine to its ″Top Lawyers” list for 2019 & 2020 in the insurance field—a distinction held by no other associate attorneys in Houston. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Property Insurance Law Committee since 2017. The committee is comprised of seasoned practitioners and industry professionals from across the nation that specialize in 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