Lawyers

Austin
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 1510
Austin, TX 78701


Education

J.D., Baylor Law School, 1980

  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Delta Theta Phi

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

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2009-2020)

Who's Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers (2002-2019)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Mike Klatt is a partner whose practice focuses on product liability and commercial litigation involving individual claims, mass tort/mass claims, and class actions in the fields of drugs and medical devices, products liability, and environmental/chemical exposures.  Mr. Klatt has decades of experience and specific expertise in the development of medical and scientific defenses to claims involving prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetic products, household products, and alleged chemical or environmental exposures.  For over 30 years, he has developed and led defense strategies based on sound principles of medicine and science on behalf of national manufacturers of these products in significant statewide and national litigations.  His experience also has included matters involving construction products, food contamination, and insecticides and pesticides, as well as commercial disputes.

Mr. Klatt has frequently lectured at CLE events and taught law students at the University of Texas and Baylor University law schools regarding product liability and expert witness issues.  Before entering private law practice, he served as a briefing attorney for Judge Bob Shannon on the Court of Appeals for the Third Supreme Judicial District of Texas.  Before attending law school, he taught high school social studies in Texas public high schools.  

Admissions

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

International Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute