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Attorney Theodore G. Skarbowski
Theodore G. Skarbowski

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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense 60%
  • Probate/Wills/Trusts/Estates 20%
  • Commercial/Contracts 10%
  • Construction 10%

Mr. Skarbowski knows that  hard work and determination pay off.  He worked his way through college  and law school as a truck driver, putting in many working and studying hours.   Despite this trying schedule,  Mr. Skarbowski was  recognized as the Outstanding Senior Man in Political Science in 1986 at Sam Houston State University, being on the Dean's List numerous semesters and  graduating cum laude.  While still working as a trucker once in  law school, Mr. Skarbowski also  made the Dean's List during 3 semesters and wrote the Top Paper in  his 1991 Insurance Law Seminar (Professor Anthony Hall).  

Mr. Skarbowski was first licensed to practice law in 1992.  He has worked for more than 28 years as a civil litigation attorney involving  many different practice areas. These areas include complex obstetrical and neonatal birth injury medical malpractice; probate litigation, wills, trusts and estates; commerical litigation and insurance defense.Mr. Skarbowski has represented individuals, families, large and small business entities on both sides of the docket.

Mr. Skarbowski has conducted hundreds of depositions, including numerous  experts, physicians, nurses, as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits over his legal career. 

Mr. Skarbowski has also been involved in more than 25 trials during his  career with favorable results achieved  for many of his clients.   Additionally, Mr. Skarbowski has successfully settled numerous  cases for plaintiffs he has represented, the total of which represents millions of dollars. While representing defendants, Mr. Skarbowski has resolved cases favorably for his clients providing them with peace of mind, fiscal  stability and saved them many thousands of dollars in the process.   

Mr. Skarbowski's hard work and determination on behalf of his clients shows in his results for them and his clients know they can count on him to evaulaute, investigate and provide each client with the best possible outcome.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean’s List Fall 1988, 1990, 1991
    • Honors: Top Paper Insurance Law Seminar, Fall 1991 (Professor Anthony Hall, Jr.)
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
    • B.A. - 05/1986
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Outstanding Senior Man in Political Science 1986
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992

Representative Cases

  • Klein v. Hernandez, 260 S.W.3d 1 (Tex.App.--Houston-[1st Dist.] 2008, Court of Appeals-Houston 1st
  • Klein v. Hernandez, 315 S.W.3d 1 (Tex.2010), Texas Supreme Court
  • Klein v. Hernandez, 333 S.W.3d 689 (Tex.App.--Houston[1st Dist.] 2010, Court of Appeals-Houston 1st
  • Williams v. Chatmanl, 17 S.W.3d 694 (Tex.App.--Amarillo, pet.denied, Court of Appeals-Amarillo
  • Glenn v. Leal, 546 S.W.3d 807 (Tex.App.--Houston[1st Dist.] 2018, Court of Appeals-Houston-1st

Honors

  • South Texas College of Law-Dean's List Fall 1988, 1990, 1991; Top Paper Ins. Law Seminar
  • Sam Houston State University-Outstanding Senior Man in Political Science 1986; Dean's List

Representative Clients

  • Western Dairy Transport, L.L.C
  • Southwest Leasing, L.L.C.
  • Exclusive Furniture, LP

References

  • Todd Bennet
  • Elizabeth Hilbun
  • G. Ron Mitchell
  • Francis Sheehan

Past Positions

  • The Talaska Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Associate, 2014 to 2019
  • The Skarbowski Law Firm, P.C., Principal, 2011 to 2014
  • The Talaska Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Associate, 2000 to 2011
  • The Law Office of George Hanko, Associate, 1996 to 2000
  • Mueller Law Office, Associate, 1994 to 1996

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Bar Association, Member, 1992 to Present