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Hamp Skelton

Skelton & Woody PLLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • Georgia, Texas
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Hamp Skelton grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Princeton University in 1978 and from the University of Texas School of Law in 1981. He and his wife, Karen, have three sons, now all in their mid-20s.

Hamp has tried lawsuits in Texas for more than 40 years. He began his career at Vinson & Elkins in Houston in 1981, practicing in its commercial litigation section. He moved back to to Austin in 1986, joining Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He built a litigation section for that office, serving as partner in charge of litigation. His present law firm opened in September, 1991.

Hamp's practice encompasses most aspects of business litigation, with special emphasis on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, insurance regulatory litigation, lender liability, professional liability, banking and financial institution litigation, fiduciary litigation, business break up disputes, employment law disputes, consumer protection/deceptive trade, securities fraud, director and officer liability, class actions and intellectual property disputes. He has broad experience at the trial and appellate levels, in both the state and federal courts, as well as before Texas administrative and regulatory agencies.

Hamp frequently serves as an expert witness on attorneys fees, insurance claim handling, and malpractice. (see Expert Services under the firm website). He also serves as local counsel for national firms on major commercial and intellectual property cases in Austin. In 2010, Hamp was honored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation with its Cy Pres Impact award for helping steer over $9 million in cy pres funds to organizations supporting mobility for disabled Texans.

Hamp has been recognized by his peers formany years with the highest rating of AV under the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating review. He was named a Super Lawyer in business litigation by Texas Monthly magazine in 2009 through 2023.

The University of Texas School of Law
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Princeton University
Honors: cum laude
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Professional Experience
Skelton & Woody PLLC
Speaking Engagements
“How to Try an Insurance Coverage Case”, Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Houston
State Bar of Texas
Daubert: Guide to Challenging Your Opponent's Expert -- and Protecting Your Own, 27th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Dallas, TX
Texas Bar CLE
Daubert and Robinson: How to Challenge Your Opponent's Expert and Protect Your Own, Austin, TX
Texas Young Lawyers Association
October 2004
Presentation on challenges to expert witnesses under the Daubert/Robinson doctrine, "Ten Minute Mentor" Series
Texas Young Lawyer's Association
Cy Pres Impact
Texas Access to Justice Foundation
AV Rating
Super Lawyer - Business Litigation
Texas Monthly
Awarded consecutively from 2009-2017
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I am happy to consult with potential clients without charge. Email correspondence is best initially, to determine if there is a possibility of a good fit. For example, if someone emails me looking for a contingency fee lawyer to sue an employer, I will decline by email so as not to waste anyone's time. We do not do contingency fee work.
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Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Insurance Defense
Intellectual Property
Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Business Litigation
  • English
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Contact & Map
Skelton & Woody PLLC
248 Addie Roy Rd
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone: (512) 651-7000
Fax: (512) 651-7001
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed