As a former prosecutor, Kate Skagerberg considers the courthouse her home away from home. Along with a tremendous amount of trial experience, she brings years of know-how investigating, evaluating, and litigating cases to a diverse docket, including products liability suits, employment disputes, accusations of professional malpractice, and criminal investigations.
One of Kate’s strengths is in distilling your complex dispute down to a clear and persuasive presentation for the judge and jury – another is taking on challenging cases that most attorneys would shy away from. Kate has carved out a unique niche and has established herself as a force to be reckoned with by tackling the tough cases head on, minimizing the risk for her clients and avoiding the worst-case scenario outcome. Kate is upfront and honest with her clients, setting realistic expectations and guiding them through the most difficult decisions to ensure the best possible resolution.
Kate is active in Beck Redden’s pro bono initiatives as well as recruiting for the firm. She also regularly works with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Houston Food Bank to serve her community.
Professional Activities and Memberships
International Association of Defense Counsel
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyer's Association
Association of Women Attorneys
Member, State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
J.D., The University of Virginia School of Law, 2008
B.A., University of Texas, Government and Anthropology, 2003
State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (pro hac vice)