Justin D. Wear is a principal with Manier & Herod, practicing in the firm’s surety and fidelity law groups. Mr. Wear received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2001 and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004. During law school, Mr. Wear was a member of the Tennessee Law Review.
Mr. Wear is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and has been appointed Vice-Chair for the Professional Liability Insurance Committee, Vice-Chair for the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, and Member of the Outreach to Young Lawyers Standing Committee for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Contributor, Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy (American Bar Association, 3rd ed.): Chapter 7: The Insuring Agreements – Electronic Coverages.
Contributor, Commercial Crime Insurance Coverage (American Bar Association).
Author, Fidelity Law Update (ABA FSLC 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY).
Co-Author, The Computer Crime Endorsement (ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting 2014, New York, NY).
Co-Author, Fidelity Law Update (ABA FLSC Mid-Winter Meeting 2012, New York, NY).
Contributor, Annotated Financial Institution Bond, (American Bar Association, 3rd ed.).
Co-Author, Defense of the Employee Dishonesty Claim under the FIB, Emphasizing the Effect of Loan Participation (ABA FSLC Fall Meeting 2011, Nashville, TN).
Co-Author, First Party Fidelity Loss – The Inventory Grab, (ABA FLSC Fall Meeting 2010, Boston, MA).
Fidelity Law Update (Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, 2010).
Co-Author, Has the Insured Satisfied the Financial Benefit Requirement Under Insuring Agreement A? (American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, 2010).
Co-Author, Who Should Pay for the Bank’s Mistakes? A Discussion of Loss Causation under Insuring Agreement D and Insuring Agreement E of the Standard Form No. 24 Financial Institution Bond (Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, 2009).
Co-Author, Chapter VII in LOAN LOSS COVERAGE UNDER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BONDS (Gilbert J. Schroeder & John J. Tomaine eds., 2008).
Tort Law – Criminal Malpractice – Criminal Defendant’s Ability to Sue His Defense Attorney for Legal Malpractice, 70 TENN. L. REV. 905 (2003).
Past Speaking Engagements & Seminars:
Speaker, 2017 FSLC Fall Meeting (Boston, MA)
Speaker, 2015 FSLC Fall Meeting (Washington, DC)
Speaker, 2015 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Speaker, 2014 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
Speaker, 2014 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Co-Chair, 2012 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Hartford, CT)
Speaker, 2012 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Speaker, 2011 Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference (Nashville, TN)
Speaker, 2010 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Boston, MA)
Speaker, 2010 Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (Charleston, SC)
Speaker, 2010 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (San Francisco, CA)
Speaker, 2009 Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (Clearwater, FL)
Speaker, 2007 Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Meeting (Orlando, FL)
News & Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
- Jeffrey Price, Justin Wear and Mitchell Moorer Win Appeal to Sixth Circuit
Manier & Herod attorneys Jeffrey S. Price, Justin D. Wear and Mitchell Moorer represented an insurer in a coverage dispute appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, who affirmed an award of summary judgment entered in favor of the i...continue reading
- Jeffrey S. Price and Justin D. Wear Win Summary Judgment in D&O Insurance Policy Dispute
In Hale v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of America, 2015 WL 6737904 (M.D. Tenn. Nov. 4, 2015), Manier & Herod attorneys Jeffrey S. Price and Justin D. Wear obtained summary judgment for Travelers in a coverage dispute under a directors and officers i...continue reading
- Jeffrey S. Price and Justin D. Wear Win Summary Judgment in D&O Coverage Dispute
In Worthington Fed. Bank v. Everest Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 WL 3898093 (N.D. Ala. June 4, 2015), Manier & Herod attorneys Jeff Price and Justin Wear obtained summary judgment for Security National Insurance Company in a coverage dispute under a directors a...continue reading
- Fred C. Statum III and Justin D. Wear Obtain Summary Judgment in Financial Institution Bond Coverage Litigation
Manier & Herod attorneys Fred C. Statum III and Justin D. Wear recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of its client in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver for Neighborhood Community Bank v. The Cincinnati Insura...continue reading
- Jeffrey S. Price and Justin D. Wear Win Summary Judgment in Federal Fidelity Lawsuit
Manierd & Herod attorneys Jeffrey S. Price and Justin D. Wear recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client in the matter of Davis, et al. v. BancInsure, Inc., 2013 WL 1223696 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 20, 2013). The U.S. District Court for the ...continue reading
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