1. Skyler M. Howton

    Mass Torts Practice Area Leader

    Zealous advocate for individuals in personal injury and product liability class action and mass tort claims nationwide in single-party or multi-plaintiff litigations against major business organizations. 

Skyler has experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on mass torts and product liability claims. Skyler represents individuals against domestic and international business organizations in numerous jurisdictions, venues and alternative dispute resolution tribunals. She has significant experience with the practicalities of Texas law, and clients appreciate her in-depth knowledge of local and federal procedure and evidence.

Skyler’s counsel ranges from providing strategic advice to handling all aspects of litigation, from pre-trial matters to settlement negotiations, discovery disputes, extensive motion practice and trials. She routinely manages large, complex matters in multi-district litigation and class actions.

Active in the local legal community, Skyler frequently speaks and writes on trial advocacy and evolving litigation management issues. She maintains an active pro bono practice as a Dallas CASA and sits on committees with Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Attorneys Serving the Community, and the Junior League of Dallas.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Mass Tort
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • B.A.: Pepperdine University, 2009
  • Juris Doctor: Baylor Law School, 2012
  • LL.M.: Baylor Law School, 2022
  • Best Lawyers under 40, D Magazine, 2020
  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Article: Improving Litigation Management With Plans and Decision Trees, Bloomberg Law, 11/2023
  • Article: 2019 Year in Review, Labor Law Today, 11/15/2020
  • Speaker: Work-Life Balance 2.0 – Moderator, Dallas Women in Law and Leadership Conference / Dallas, TX, 10/16/2019
  • Speaker: Pretrial: Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, Motions in Limine, and Trial Memos/Briefs, Litigation Training Program / Dallas, TX – 08/21/2019
  • Speaker: Top 10 Myths About Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance, Dallas CFO Roundtable / Dallas, TX, 10/19/2017
  • Speaker: Texas Insurance Law: What You Need To Know As In-House Counsel, 03/07/2017
  • Attorneys Serving the Community, Member and Co-Chair of the ASC Heart & Sole 5k Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Regional Chambers Young Professionals
  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Dallas CASA

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