Kaitlin Huber is a civil litigator who advises and represents clients in a broad range of insurance disputes and labor and employment matters in state and federal courts. In addition to her core practice areas, she has experience litigating cases involving commercial contract disputes, personal injuries, and mass and toxic torts.
“Not only do I have experience representing clients in courts throughout the state of Texas, but I have also litigated cases in Alabama, New Mexico, and Florida,” she said. “I have the privilege of working with a talented group of attorneys, including colleagues and clients, who are remarkable both inside and outside of the courtroom. Because of the nature of my practice, I am faced with new challenges on a daily basis, and it is important that I have an extensive network of attorneys to turn to for feedback, advice, and support. From a successful mediation to a favorable jury verdict, it is rewarding to collaborate with others and share in the victories obtained for our clients.”
Of all her courses, Kaitlin’s first year Research, Writing, and Analysis class prepared her most for the practice law. “Too many attorneys take for granted the importance of effective writing,” she said. “In my practice, I have found that a well-written legal document serves as the foundation for everything else to follow in a case, whether it advises the client on the strengths and weaknesses of the case, convinces a mediator that the case is worth more or less than my opponent believes, preserves summary judgment arguments for appeal, or helps me argue points of law and fact to a judge.”
As a law student, Kaitlin also participated in several competitions through her involvement with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, which allowed her to hone diplomatic and adversarial skills outside of the classroom. “In addition, I was involved in the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board as an appellate brief-writing coach, which I found to be an invaluable experience,” she said.
Kaitlin said graduating from a Big Ten school gave her a significant advantage when she moved to Texas after law school and looked for employment. “Texas is the second most populous state and has nine law schools, so I was competing against thousands of other new lawyers for a limited number of job opportunities,” she said. “Because of Michigan State University's reputation, and the Law School's rising rank among other law school programs, having MSU Law on my resume helped open doors that may have otherwise been closed.”