Nancy Kornegay

Nancy Kornegay

Of Counsel

Nancy has an active policyholder advising and litigation practice. She regularly writes and speaks on insurance coverage topics with a focus on D&O and securities-claims coverage issues and fidelity claims. In addition to being Of Counsel at Amy Stewart Law, Nancy is a founding partner of Trahan Kornegay Partners and was a founding partner of Brown & Kornegay. Prior to that, she practiced at Vinson & Elkins from 2001 to 2008.


J.D., The University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 2001, with Honors

  • Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review, 2000 to 2001

Court Admissions

Licensed in Texas  

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Awards and Recognition

  • Elected by her peers to the American College of Contractual Counsel (2016 to present) 
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© listing in the field of insurance law (2015 to 2020); Best Lawyers lists are published by BL Rankings, LLC 
  • Named to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Insurance Law (2013 to 2016)
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list (2019 to 2020) by Super Lawyers as published by Thomson Reuters; Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list (2010 to 2011) by Super Lawyers as published by Thomson Reuters


NEW APPLEMAN INSURANCE LAW PRACTICE GUIDE, CHAPTER 8A (Brown, David H. and Nancy R. Kornegay, ed. 2014), published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender

Publications and Presentations

  • August 2018, “The Ins and Outs of Business Interruption Insurance,” article for an ALM periodical
  • February 2017, “Deja Vu All Over Again—Related Claims and Notice Issues Under E&O and D&O Policies,” panelist and author for ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) 25th Annual Midyear Meeting
  • 2015 to 2016, American Bar Association Professional Officers & Directors Liability Newsletter Editor
  • 2013, “Insurance Law Basics: Nuts & Bolts of Coverage,” presentation for Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas
  • 2012, “Notice of Claims in Claims-Made Insurance Policies,” for a Strafford Live National Webinar
  • October 2011, “Professional Liability Insurance and Malpractice Issues for Entertainment Lawyers,” for the Texas State Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute
  • March 2011, “Applications for D&O Policies: Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You?,” for the ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar