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Kate Skagerberg

Kate Skagerberg

Partner

One Nashville Place
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37219
kate.skagerberg@nelsonmullins.com

Kate serves as trial counsel in high-exposure cases in federal and state courts across the country. She represents product manufacturers in multi-district and individually filed products liability cases. She is especially interested in medical devices affecting women's health. She serves as first-chair trial counsel for an international medical device manufacturer facing tens of thousands of...

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Kate serves as trial counsel in high-exposure cases in federal and state courts across the country. She represents product manufacturers in multi-district and individually filed products liability cases. She is especially interested in medical devices affecting women's health. She serves as first-chair trial counsel for an international medical device manufacturer facing tens of thousands of suits across the country and thrives in the "virtual law firm" model often utilized for those trial teams.

Kate's tort practice extends to representing companies and organizations in a wide variety of mass tort and catastrophic personal injury cases. She works closely with her clients to understand the facts of each case and to shape litigation strategy to steer her clients' cases to successful resolutions.

She is a former prosecutor in the Harris County, Texas District Attorney's Office.

Kate Skagerberg

suits across the country and thrives in the "virtual law firm" model often utilized for those trial teams.

Kate's tort practice extends to representing companies and organizations in a wide variety of mass tort and catastrophic personal injury cases. She works closely with her clients to understand the facts of each case and to shape litigation strategy to steer her clients' cases to successful resolutions.

She is a former prosecutor in the Harris County, Texas District Attorney's Office.

Kate serves as trial counsel in high-exposure cases in federal and state courts across the country. She represents product manufacturers in multi-district and individually filed products liability cases. She is especially interested in medical devices affecting women's health. She serves as first-chair trial counsel for an international medical device manufacturer facing tens of thousands of... suits across the country and thrives in the "virtual law firm" model often utilized for those trial teams.

Kate's tort practice extends to representing companies and organizations in a wide variety of mass tort and catastrophic personal injury cases. She works closely with her clients to understand the facts of each case and to shape litigation strategy to steer her clients' cases to successful resolutions.

She is a former prosecutor in the Harris County, Texas District Attorney's Office.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • Won a take nothing award following a two-week trial on behalf of an international energy company in a lawsuit alleging age discrimination brought by a senior executive who was demoted and subsequently terminated.
  • Won a take nothing award in Beaumont on behalf of a prominent Texas law firm in an arbitration filed by a former attorney of that firm asserting, among other claims, gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliatory discharge.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for the manufacturer of a construction product facing subrogation claims. In the first case of its type to go to trial, successfully defeated the insurance companies' claims that the client's product attracts lightning and is especially prone to igniting house fires when struck by lightning.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a medical device manufacturer facing design defect, failure to warn, and gross negligence claims. Following a week of testimony, the federal jury returned a verdict finding that the client's device was not defective and did not cause the plaintiff's injuries.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in arbitration for an attorney accused of malpractice in his work on more than a dozen matters for the former clients who sued him.
  • Represented a major tobacco company in Engle progeny cases tried in Florida federal courts.
  • Represented a family in successfully challenging a series of wills that bequeathed a significant portion of a widow's estate to her stockbroker. Following a two week trial in probate court, the jury disregarded 15 consecutive wills, finding that the last valid will was one executed in 2006 that left the entire estate to the family.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD (2008)
  • University of Texas at Austin, BA, Government and Anthropology (2003)

Admissions

  • Not Admitted in Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Idaho
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
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