Katie Ackels is a litigation attorney with broad experience for a diverse client base. Her primary practice areas are personal injury and professional liability litigation defense, as well as employment and healthcare litigation.

While working for one of the largest insurance defense firms in the country, Ms. Ackels handled malpractice claims for healthcare professionals, lawyers, real estate agents, design professionals, and insurance brokers. She also has extensive general liability experience, representing individuals and entities in personal injury, business, and commercial litigation matters involving negligence, DTPA, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, premises liability, and wrongful death claims.

Additionally, Katie has advised and defended insurers, reinsurers, and managing general agents in coverage and bad faith matters.

A selection of Katie’s recent successes includes representing:

• The owner of one of the nation’s largest portfolios of open-air shopping centers in a wrongful death case involving the shooting death of a tenant’s employee. As a result of a thorough investigation in the discovery stage, the case was settle...

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Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas


Texas Tech University School of Law, JD, 2011
Texas Lutheran University, BA, 2006

Prior Law Firm Experience

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Practice Areas