Kelsi Wade Piatkowski Associate

     

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Kelsi Wade Piatkowski represents established businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts in Texas. Her practice focuses on the defense of claims related to general liability, commercial automobile liability, construction defect, premises liability, catastrophic personal injury, and business and real estate litigation.

Through comprehensive evaluation and planning during the initial stages of litigation, Kelsi has succeeded in securing dismissals of lawsuits and favorable rulings in state and federal courts in matters involving commercial and complex tort disputes. She also has litigated matters at the appellate level.

Representative Matters

Prevailed on summary judgment in the Southern District of Texas in breach of contract case involving dispute over indemnity provisions in oil and gas services agreement; obtained all costs and fees, including pre-tender costs and fees, on behalf of client. 

Obtained summary judgment in Harris County, Texas, against a subcontractor in breach of indemnity agreement governing renovation construction at a commercial site. 

Prevailed on appeal in which the Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of client in a multi-party lawsuit involving allegations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. 

Achieved dismissal of a lawsuit against a health care provider after prevailing on summary judgment in premises liability dispute involving a fixture on commercial property in Harris County, Texas. 

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit and an award of attorney’s fees in the Western District of Texas in a matter arising out of false imprisonment and negligent misrepresentation claims. 

Successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Texas, argued on the merits in lawsuit involving negligence claims against a subcontractor on a utility easement project in South Texas.  

Defeated a plaintiff’s subject-matter jurisdictional argument to maintain jurisdiction in the Southern District of Texas, based on post-answer, amount-in-controversy argument, to obtain a more favorable outcome on behalf of the client. 

Obtained summary judgment in the Southern District of Texas in a case involving premises liability allegations on commercial property.