The University of Texas School of Law - J.D., 1999
Associate Editor of Texas Review of Law & Politics
Texas A&M University - B.S., 1996 Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Jamy Skaggs is a trial lawyer who handles a wide variety of complex litigation defending small and large corporations, small business owners and individuals. He has handled cases involving personal injury/wrongful death, employment law, consumer law and trucking/transportation issues. Mr. Skaggs has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts.
He has extensive experience in the area of toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and silica litigation involving products liability and premises liability claims. In asbestos and silica cases, Mr. Skaggs has represented both manufacturer and premises owner clients. He has expertise in the state-of-the-art defense, medical causation and epidemiology. He has also dealt extensively with experts whose opinions related to medical information, industrial hygiene data and scientific literature are vital to developing a defense. Mr. Skaggs also has specific, first-hand experience dealing with the recent legislative changes impacting asbestos and silica litigation in Texas, including the extensive role of the Multi-district Litigation Courts.
Mr. Skaggs has extensive experience in the area of insurance defense representing insured individuals and companies sued for causing all kinds of personal injuries. Mr. Skaggs has worked with many experts whose opinions related to medical and financial information are vital to developing a defense. He has worked hard to develop a high quality law practice that provides cost-effective services while vigorously representing the interests of insureds and keeping insurance companies well-informed of developments.
He has represented all types of companies in commercial disputes related to breach of contract, business torts, deceptive trade practices, tortious interference, negligent misrepresentation and injunctive relief. He has also advised businesses regarding the employment law implications of day-to-day business decisions such as hiring, disciplining employees, promulgating employment policies and termination with the goal of minimizing the likelihood of litigation resulting from such decisions. He takes a hands-on approach to commercial litigation and works hard to communicate with company representatives to avoid unnecessary disruptions that can arise from dealing with common and sometimes unavoidable disputes.
Commercial Litigation General Litigation Insurance Defense Personal Injury Litigation Premises Liability Products Liability Toxic Torts Trucking Industry Defense Family Law Litigation
Labor & Employment Law
Past Cases Typical of Mr. Skaggs' Practice Areas
Defense of a large industrial product manufacturer in cases filed throughout Texas claiming serious personal injuries and death allegedly the result of defective design/manufacturing of asbestos-containing product
Defense of premises owner in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death
Defense of large telecommunications corporation in case brought by an employee arising from traumatic personal injuries that occurred on the job
Defense of home health company against allegations of breach of contract, breach of non-compete, and interference with business relations
Represented East Texas company and business owner in case involving claims of fraud and deceptive trade practices
Defense of individual sued for allegedly causing traumatic spinal injury
U.S. District Court for the Eastern & Southern Districts Smith County Young Lawyers Association - President (2008) Texas Young Lawyers Association Smith County Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Texas Texas Association of Defense Counsel East Texas Council of Trucking Professionals
Mr. Skaggs was raised in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1992. He went to Texas A&M University from 1992 to 1996 graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Political Science. He attended the University of Texas School of Law from 1996 to 1999 and then moved to Tyler, Texas to join Ramey & Flock, P.C. In 2007, he formed Black & Skaggs, P.C. with Dennis Black. He married an East Texas native, formerly Kristin Gentry, in 2004. He and Kristin had started their family in 2008. and have four children, Micah, Gavin, Nathan and Kallie. They love working together in their church in various ministries. Mr. Skaggs also enjoys weights training, running, playing golf, traveling. He also follows Texas A&M Aggies' sports.
Member, Green Acres Baptist Church Deacon (2007-present) Board Member - Missions Committee (2005-2007) Teacher - Young Married Class (2005-present) Lay Coordinator - Men's Fraternity Ministry (2005-present)