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Shanley Price, LLP offers comprehensive legal services to insurance carriers, self-insureds, and employers in workers’ compensation insurance defense matters throughout the state of Texas, and represents insurance guaranty funds and insureds in insurance insolvency, receivership, and guaranty association litigation and consulting matters throughout the country.

About Our Firm

Dedication

At Shanley Price, we are dedicated to providing effective and efficient legal representation in all aspects of workers’ compensation insurance defense. Shanley Price offers over 40 years of combined legal experience in the area of insurance law. Both the firm and its partners are AV-rated “Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory, the highest rating available for excellence of legal counsel, coupled with the highest ethical practices.

Responsiveness

Focused and responsive client service is at the heart of outstanding representation. Shanley Price offers the unparalleled experience and agility of a small firm, with the expertise and state-wide coverage of a large one. Our partners are directly involved in each matter on which they work. We are fully immersed and directly engaged in every case, which means we are more available, more responsive, and more directly accountable to our clients.

Integrity

Shanley Price is committed to principles of fairness and efficiency. We bring ingenuity, leadership, and best practices to every matter we handle, and stand ready to counsel our clients to help them achieve the most favorable outcome. Providing quality legal service with personal attention to every detail, our clients know they will receive focused attention, value, and expertise on each and every matter.

Welcome to Shanley Price.

Erin Shanley, Partner

Ms. Shanley’s practice primarily involves Administrative Law and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense, including representation of insurance carriers before administrative tribunals and consulting on compliance and regulatory requirements. She represents insurance carriers, certified self-insureds, third party administrators, and employers in matters involving indemnity benefits and medical benefits liability within the Texas workers’ compensation system.

  • Insurance defense, including regulation and compliance, workers’ compensation defense, and claims consulting
  • Subrogation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Texas Tech University (B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, 1998)
  • University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 2001, Texas International Law Journal, Legal Research Board)
  • University College London (International Law Intensive, Fall 2000)
  • Counsel to workers’ compensation insurers, employers, and certified self-insureds in all aspects of claim dispute resolution, consulting, and subrogation.
  • Advisor in all matters involving Texas workers’ compensation regulatory compliance.
  • Past experience includes serving as defense counsel for insurance carriers and certified self-insureds in hundreds of proceedings before the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Administrative and Public Law, International Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Workers’ Compensation Sections)
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Significant Case: Skilled Craftsmen of Texas, Inc. v. Texas Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 158 S.W.3d 89 (Tex. App.—Austin 2005, pet. dism’d).
  • Moderator and Panelist, Pandemonium in the Time of the Pandemic, regional webinar produced by the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network in partnership with the WorkersCompensation.com Center for Education Excellence, July 21, 2020.
  • Author: “Third Court of Appeals Declares TWCC’s ‘Hazardous Employer’ Program Preempted by Federal OSH Act,” Insurance Council of Texas, June 30, 2005.
  • Author: “New Dispute Process for Reimbursement of Healthcare Insurers,” Insurance Council of Texas, November 21, 2007
  • Volunteer, Girls Empowerment Network of Austin, 2020-present.
  • Fundraiser and participant, Swim Across America, benefiting the Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, 2015.
  • Fundraiser and two-time participant, Bike MS: Texas MS 150, benefiting the National MS Society, 2005 and 2006.

Texas, 2001-present

  • Fellow,Texas Bar Foundation
  • Awarded AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Dan Price, Partner

Mr. Price practices civil and commercial litigation, handling a range of cases from complex commercial and reinsurance disputes to insurance defense, workers’ compensation, regulation, and subrogation matters. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country as both lead counsel and as a member of litigation teams. Particular areas of interest and experience include workers’ compensation, insurance insolvency law, state guaranty associations and guaranty funds, and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Price is a native of Austin, Texas where he and his wife, Anna, work together to serve their community.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Workers’ compensation defense, subrogation, and claims consulting
  • Insurance insolvency, receivership, and guaranty association litigation and consulting
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Appellate
  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Political Science, 2000)
  • Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2003; Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law)
  • Counsel to workers’ compensation insurers in all aspects of claim dispute resolution, consulting, and subrogation, including in proceedings before the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, State Office of Administrative Hearings, and all state and federal courts.
  • Counsel to insurers, employers, and professional employer organizations regarding workers’ compensation coverage disputes including addressing nature and extent of waivers of subrogation endorsements and indemnification provisions.
  • Counsel to state property and casualty insurance guaranty associations in insurance insolvency and receivership matters, including coverage disputes, collection of deductibles under workers’ compensation policies, and causes of action arising under state guaranty fund statutes.
  • Commercial litigation practice includes representation of corporations, officers, and directors in cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, misappropriation/theft of trade secrets, Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA)/Anti-SLAPP, breach of contract, theft of services, breach of confidentiality agreements, and institutional fraud.
  • Special litigation counsel to bankruptcy trustee in successful prosecution and settlement of fraudulent transfer litigation under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act, to recover on behalf of the trustee principal assets of the debtor transferred to related entities and concealed from disclosure to the bankruptcy court.
  • Past experience includes serving on litigation team representing insurance receiver in asset recovery litigation prosecuted through federal multi-district litigation (MDL) with causes of action including RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, mail fraud, wire fraud, professional malpractice, among others.
  • Panelist, “Establishing a ‘New Normal’ During COVID-19,” National Webinar of the Center for Education Excellence, Workerscompensation.com and National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, June 1, 2020.
  • Co-Presenter, “Attorney vs. Attorney Issues in Workers’ Compensation,” 16th; Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Conference, State Bar of Texas August 22, 2019.
  • Contributor, Challenges for First Responders – Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (Robinson & NWCDN 2019 Ed.).
  • Panelist, “Workers’ Compensation Fraud – A National Perspective,” American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals Annual Conference, March 15, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Southeastern Subrogation and Multi-Jurisdictional Issues Facing the Region, 2018 NWCDN Southeastern Regional Conference – New Orleans, National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, July 19, 2018.
  • Contributor, The Quiet Before the Storm – Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (Robinson & NWCDN 2018 Ed.).
  • Panelist, “Issues for Receivers and Guaranty Associations in Collection of Large Deductible Obligations,” National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds 2017 Legal Seminar, June 22, 2017.
  • Author, Chasing Large Deductibles for Guaranty Associations, presented to the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds at the 2017 Legal Seminar, June 22-23, 2017.
  • Contributor, The Year of Constitutional Challenges – Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (Robinson & NWCDN 2017 Ed.).
  • In re Accident Fund General Insurance Company, 543 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. 2017).
  • Cal. Ins. Guar. Assoc., et al. v. Hill Bros. Transp. Co., 497 S.W.3d 67 (Tex. App.—Austin 2016).
  • Reitman v. Yandell, No. 02-17-00245, 2018 WL 1324775 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2018).
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Florida Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Aggie Bar Association (President, 2013-2014)
  • Board of Directors, Young Men’s Business League of Austin/Austin Sunshine Camps (President, 2015)
  • Board of Directors, Austin Symphony BATS (President, 2012-2014)
  • Charter Member, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
  • Capital of Texas A&M Club
  • Notre Dame Club of Austin
  • Austin Core Team, Young Risk Professionals of Texas (Director of Outreach and Education, 2014-2016)
  • Board of Directors, Austin Symphony Orchestra (2020-Present)
  • Planning Committee, No Worries Classic Charity Skeet Shoot benefiting Wonders and Worries (2019-Present)

Texas, 2003-present
Virginia, 2006-present
Florida, 2007-present

  • All Texas, Virginia, and Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Amanda Schwertner, Associate

Ms. Schwertner practices in the areas of general civil litigation, workers’ compensation defense, subrogation, claims consulting, and administrative law.

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Workers’ compensation defense
  • Texas Tech University (B.A. Communication Studies, cum laude, 2011)
  • Texas Tech University (M.A. Communication Studies, 2013)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Texas, 2016-present

All Texas State Courts

Practice Areas

Shanley Price is an Austin-based law firm offering comprehensive legal services in the following practice areas:

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Receivership and Guaranty Association Representation

Austin Board Representation Services

Regulatory Compliance

Subrogation

Workers’ Compensation Litigation

Claims Consulting

Workers’ Compensation Dispute Resolution

Shanley Price represents clients in general business, commercial, and fiduciary litigation, including through trial and at all levels of appeal.

Shanley Price represents insurance guaranty associations and insureds in insurance insolvency, receivership, and guaranty association litigation and consulting in matters throughout the country.

Shanley Price offers comprehensive Austin Board Representative services for insurers and self-insureds providing workers’ compensation coverage in the state of Texas.

Shanley Price attorneys are often called upon to advise on legal compliance, including handling Performance Based Oversight (PBO) audits and defending against allegations of non-compliance.

Shanley Price provides assistance in recovery of worker’s compensation liens for insurance companies and self-insureds, including intervening to protect the lien, as well as negotiating allocation and treatment of the third-party recovery to maximize subrogation recovery, credits, and reimbursements.

Shanley Price has significant experience representing insurers in judicial review of workers’ compensation cases appealed from the agency level, including both trial and appellate practice.

Our attorneys are keenly adept in advising on claims exposure, providing legal counsel in all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim, and in turn, assisting to posture each case for the best possible outcome. Services include advising on legal compliance, providing coverage opinions, preparing Designated Doctor and Post-DD RME requests and position statements, and providing comprehensive case analyses with recommendations for controlling medical and indemnity benefits exposure.

Shanley Price represents insurance carriers and certified self-insureds in all types of benefits proceedings before the DWC, including Benefit Review Conferences (BRCs), Contested Case Hearings (CCHs), Medical Contested Case Hearings (MCCHs), and in matters appealed to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Collectively, our attorneys have handled thousands of such proceedings and stand ready to provide a skillful and effective defense.