Lana P. Beverly Attorney
Lana P. Beverly skillfully and effectively represents clients in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her appellate practice includes pursuing and responding to appeals and mandamus petitions before state and federal appellate courts. She also supports the civil litigation practice through her preparation of dispositive motions, pre-trial briefings, post-trial motions, and assistance at trial.
Prior to joining Mayer LLP, Lana worked at boutique litigation and appellate law firms representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters and commercial litigation cases. In addition to this experience, she also worked at a nationwide law firm primarily representing defendants in personal injury cases. Her extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants allows her effectively and strategically advocate on behalf of her clients.
Lana was born in Dallas, Texas but was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing law school in North Carolina, Lana eventually returned to her birthplace of Texas, where she began her legal career as a judicial clerk at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In her free time, Lana enjoys playing tennis, supporting the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and UNC Tar Heels at sporting events, and spending time with her family, friends, and rescue dog, Titan, the Shih Tzu.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2010
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with distinction, 2006
- State Bar of Texas, 2010
- State Bar of Georgia, 2022
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Distinctions & Certifications
- Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2019
- Gressman-Pollitt Award for Best Appellant in Coates College, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Successful defense of Chapter 74 medical expert report by radiologist who testified regarding physician’s failure to diagnose Plaintiff’s breast cancer. Healy v. Mowat-Cudd, No. 04-20-00479-CV, 2021 WL 603369 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Feb. 17, 2021, no pet. h.) (mem. op.)
- Denial of State Farm’s mandamus petition seeking to avoid discovery in the uninsured/underinsured motorist context. In doing so, the court of appeals discusses at length the distinction between a breach of contract claim against the UM/UIM insurer and common law or statutory claims for breach of duties of good faith and fair dealing. Noting a distinction based on the historical development of the claims and their accrual, the court of appeals found that Brainard does not foreclose such claims. Rather, another line of cases, beginning with the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Arnold (and modified later by Murray), which hold that the insurer’s duties of good faith and fair dealing can accrue prior to a judgment that would trigger the insurer’s contractual liability, controls and allows such claims, and supported the trial court’s order compelling discovery related to the insurer’s claims-handling practices. In re State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 614 S.W.3d 316 (Tex. App.- Fort Worth 2020, orig. proceeding)
- Affirming denial of second Chapter 74 motion to dismiss filed by operators of facilities for young people with mental disabilities filed after unsuccessful appeal of the first Chapter 74 motion to dismiss, finding the law of the case doctrine barred second motion to dismiss based on the same facts. Shiloh Treatment Center, Inc. v. Ward, 608 S.W.3d 337 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2020, pet. denied)
- Successfully defended summary judgment granted in favor of lawyers against former client arising out of client’s settlement of personal injury claims. Randell v. Galbreath, No. 11-15-00056-CV, 2017 WL 2698113 (Tex. App.⎯Eastland June 22, 2017, no pet.) (mem. op)
- Junior League of Dallas
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Dallas DogRRR