Marilyn Cayce is an experienced litigator with over thirty years of commercial and general civil litigation experience, focusing her practice on insurance defense, complex litigation matters, e-discovery, pharmaceutical, health care, tobacco, condemnation, products liability, maritime, personal injury, deep water offshore contribution and indemnity claims as well as first party insurance claims.

Representative Experience

  • First Party Insurance defense practice
  • Insurance litigation including trials and mass case docket management/MDLs
  • Coordinating counsel in nationwide tobacco litigation involving million plus documents, e-discovery, and management of 20 + contract attorneys
  • Refinery explosion mass tort litigation
  • Manage two million document polybutylene plumbing fraud and product liability national litigation against major chemical company
  • Major U.S. car rental company franchisee litigation involving nationwide discovery
  • Mass tort and products liability dockets
  • Coordinate discovery and communication between pipeline joint defense group in litigation with multiple municipalities over franchise issues
  • Manage discovery in billion-dollar trade secret and patent infringement action from inception through trial
  • Defense of health care providers through mediation and trial
  • Condemnation, contract and real estate litigation


  • Tulane University School of Law  (J.D., 1981)
  • Tulane University  (B.A., 1978)
    • International Relations and French

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • Louisiana, 1981

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western Districts of Louisiana

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board of Governors - The Houston Club, present
  • Phi Gamma Delta Mom’s Club, Past President
  • Houston Yacht Club Trustee, 2008-2010
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Auction Committee, 2005-2013

Professional Recognition

  • “AV Peer Review" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell™


  • French