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Commissioner of Insurance

Commissioner Mattax

David Mattax
Commissioner of Insurance

PO Box 149104
Austin, Texas 78714-9104

Street Address:
333 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

David Mattax was appointed Commissioner of Insurance in January 2015. He oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and provides information and assistance to insurance consumers.

Mattax serves in a variety of capacities with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), including chair of the Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation Committee, vice chair of the Financial Condition Committee, and secretary-treasurer of the NAIC’s Western Zone.

He served as a deputy attorney general for defense litigation, past director of defense litigation, and past chief of the financial litigation division for then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the Attorney General’s Office, Mattax represented the Texas Department of Insurance in numerous matters, including insurer receivership cases, disputes over the application of federal law, and contested rate cases.

Mattax is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Texas Federal District courts, Fourth and Fifth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a past co-chair of the Amos Commission and a past board of trustees member of University United Methodist Church.

He received two bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Last updated: 02/11/2016

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