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2705 Bee Caves Road
Suite 220
Austin, TX 78746


J.D., Baylor Law School, 1980

  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Delta Theta Phi

B.A., with highest honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1977 

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Who’s Who Legal Thought Leader: USA, Life Sciences - Product Liability and Product Liability Defense, 2023

Imperial College London's Epidemiology for Public Health Specialization (non-credit):

  • Measuring Disease in Epidemiology 
  • Study Designs in Epidemiology 
  • Validity and Bias in Epidemiology

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2009-2023)

Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Austin (2024)

Who's Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers (2002-2019)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®


Mike Klatt is a Partner whose practice focuses on product liability and commercial litigation involving individual claims, mass tort/mass claims, and class actions in the fields of drugs and medical devices, products liability, and environmental/chemical exposures. Mike has decades of experience and specific expertise in the development of medical and scientific defenses to claims involving prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetic products, household products, and alleged chemical or environmental exposures. For over 30 years, he has developed and led defense strategies based on sound principles of medicine and science on behalf of national manufacturers of these products in significant statewide and national litigations. Most recently, he has acted as national counsel and tried cases for a nationwide talc manufacturer.

His experience also has included matters involving construction products, food contamination, and insecticides and pesticides, as well as commercial disputes. Mike has frequently lectured at CLE events and taught law students at the University of Texas and Baylor University law schools regarding product liability and expert witness deposition and examination techniques. He also served as a Teaching Faculty member at the 2019 Trial Academy for the International Association of Defense Counsel at Stanford University School of Law.

Before entering private law practice, he served as a briefing attorney for Judge Bob Shannon on the Court of Appeals for the Third Supreme Judicial District of Texas. Before attending law school, he taught high school social studies in Texas public high schools.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
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