Mike Klatt is a partner in Gordon & Rees’ Drug & Medical Device and Tort & Product Liability practice groups, focusing on mass claim/mass tort litigation, and product liability litigation involving individual claims and class actions. Mr. Klatt 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, and alleged environmental or chemical exposures. For over 30 years, he has developed and led defense strategies based on sound medicine and science on behalf of national manufacturers of these products in significant statewide and national litigation. His experience also has included matters involving construction products, cosmetics, food contamination, and insecticides and pesticides, as well as commercial disputes.
Mr. Klatt 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 issues. 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