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Austin

816 Congress Avenue
Suite 1510
Austin, TX 78701

Ph: (512) 391-0197
Fax: (512) 391-0183


Michael Klatt is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Drug & Medical Device and Tort & Product Liability practice groups, focusing on class actions, mass torts, and product liability litigation.  Mr. Klatt has specific expertise in the development of medical and scientific defenses to claims involving prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemical exposures.  For over 25 years, he has led and developed defense strategies based on medicine and science on behalf of national manufacturers of these products in significant statewide and national litigation.  His product liability experience also includes matters involving construction products, cosmetics, food contamination, and insecticides and pesticides. 

He frequently lectures at CLE events and University of Texas and Baylor University law schools regarding product liability and expert witness issues.  Before attending law school, he taught high school social studies in Texas. 

Admissions

State Bar of Texas
United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

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Education

J.D., Baylor Law School, 1980

  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Delta Theta Phi

B.A., with highest honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1977 

Honors

Briefing Attorney, Court of Appeals -Third Supreme Judicial District Court of Texas (1981-1982) 

Who's Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers (2009-2012)

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2011-2013)
 

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Contact

Austin

512.391.0197

mklatt@gordonrees.com

Education

J.D., Baylor Law School, 1980

  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Delta Theta Phi

B.A., with highest honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1977 

Honors

Briefing Attorney, Court of Appeals -Third Supreme Judicial District Court of Texas (1981-1982) 

Who's Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers (2009-2012)

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2011-2013)
 

Michael R. Klatt

Partner

Practices

Michael Klatt is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Drug & Medical Device and Tort & Product Liability practice groups, focusing on class actions, mass torts, and product liability litigation.  Mr. Klatt has specific expertise in the development of medical and scientific defenses to claims involving prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemical exposures.  For over 25 years, he has led and developed defense strategies based on medicine and science on behalf of national manufacturers of these products in significant statewide and national litigation.  His product liability experience also includes matters involving construction products, cosmetics, food contamination, and insecticides and pesticides. 

He frequently lectures at CLE events and University of Texas and Baylor University law schools regarding product liability and expert witness issues.  Before attending law school, he taught high school social studies in Texas. 

Admissions

State Bar of Texas
United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

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