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Nancy Scates has more than 20 years of experience defending clients, including personal injury, premises liability, general insurance defense, and construction defect claims.

Her practice includes managing claims from case inception to settlement or trial throughout the state of Texas and in federal court. Nancy has successfully represented and defended individuals, medium-sized companies, and large corporations during her career.

Representative Experience

Represented and defended a Fortune 500 retailer in premises liability (and other) claims filed in Central Texas and surrounding areas, both in state and federal court

MSJ argued and granted on behalf of homeowner in a dog-bite case in Travis County

Obtained unanimous jury verdict, as second chair, in favor of defendant in a multi-million- dollar chemical exposure lawsuit

Obtained dismissal for client in a Deceptive Trade Practices Action (DTPA) claim

Professional Recognition

Austin Monthly Top Attorneys

Listed for Insurance

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Education, Admissions & Activities


SMU Dedman School of Law

J.D., 2001
Graduated between top 25% and 33% of class
Served on Honor Board for two years

University of Oklahoma

B.B.A., cum laude, 1998
Management Information Systems
Letzeiser Award recipient (given to top 13 graduating women)
Homecoming Court
Student Body Vice President

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Southern and Western

United States District Court of Arkansas

Western and Eastern

Professional and Community Activities

Texas Bar College

Austin Bar Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance