Betsy Kamin

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation
Products Litigation
Retail
Manufacturing

EDUCATION

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1985
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1982

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

SUPPORT STAFF

Candy Morris
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 713.951.5662
E: candy.morris@strasburger.com

Betsy Kamin

Partner

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
T: 713.951.5635
F: 832.397.3543
E: betsy.kamin@strasburger.com

    
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Expert at dispute resolution, Betsy Kamin has been trying and arbitrating commercial and serious injury/death cases for over 30 years. Clients in the manufacturing and retail industries routinely seek her counsel and experience in resolving a wide variety of disputes.

Betsy currently serves as Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s Houston office and as the Chair of StrasburgerBOLD™, the firm’s strategy to promote women within the firm, the legal profession, and the global business community.

EXPERIENCE

  • Successful defense of industrial gas and safety supply company in a multi-week jury trial in Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2017)
  • Defense verdict in suit involving tractor trailer accident in Orlando County, FL (2015)
  • Defense verdict in products liability action in Federal district court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division (2014)
  • Defense of Fortune 500 marine company in multi-week construction arbitration (2014)
  • Defense verdict in trial of complex commercial case in Aransas County, TX (2013)
  • Directed verdict for defendant in products liability case in Palm Beach County, FL (2012)
  • Unanimous jury verdict in serious injury claim in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division (2010)
  • Successful defense of Fortune 500 manufacturing conglomerate in products liability claim in Federal court in Dallas, TX
  • Successful defense of international cotton seed company in fraud and DTPA action in West Texas
  • Over 20 arbitrations involving commercial and construction disputes tried to various tribunals including American Arbitration Association and State agencies
  • Defense of international valve company in fraud and DTPA action by former distributor seeking over $50M in damages. Upon appeal of adverse jury verdict, First Court of Appeals reversed and rendered
  • Unanimous jury verdict in defense of 200-plaintiff action claiming occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents. Selected by The National Law Journal as one of the most significant defense verdicts of 1992
  • Successful defense in trial involving claims of 200+ plaintiffs alleging residential exposure to chemicals

 

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  1. Advocate
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Houston
  1. President, Board Member (2006-present)
  2. Komen Houston Race for the Cure, Chair (2015)
  • Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council
  1. Member, Board of Directors, (1999-2008; 2010-present)
  • American Leadership Forum
  1. Class XXIV
  2. Fellow
  • Effective Trial Techniques, Texas Minority Counsel Forum
  • Cross-Examination Strategies, Houston Bar Association
  • Program Co-chair and Moderator. ABA Women in Products Liability Litigation Regional Meetings
  • Effective Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar
  • Dealing with Bad Facts In Deposition, Trial and Other Circumstances, University of Houston Law Foundation Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar

 

 

  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2006-2011)
  • Recipient of Strasburger’s Oppenheimer Mentor of the Year Award (2018)

Expert at dispute resolution, Betsy Kamin has been trying and arbitrating commercial and serious injury/death cases for over 30 years. Clients in the manufacturing and retail industries routinely seek her counsel and experience in resolving a wide variety of disputes.

Betsy currently serves as Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s Houston office and as the Chair of StrasburgerBOLD™, the firm’s strategy to promote women within the firm, the legal profession, and the global business community.

EXPERIENCE

  • Successful defense of industrial gas and safety supply company in a multi-week jury trial in Ascension Parish, Louisiana (2017)
  • Defense verdict in suit involving tractor trailer accident in Orlando County, FL (2015)
  • Defense verdict in products liability action in Federal district court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division (2014)
  • Defense of Fortune 500 marine company in multi-week construction arbitration (2014)
  • Defense verdict in trial of complex commercial case in Aransas County, TX (2013)
  • Directed verdict for defendant in products liability case in Palm Beach County, FL (2012)
  • Unanimous jury verdict in serious injury claim in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division (2010)
  • Successful defense of Fortune 500 manufacturing conglomerate in products liability claim in Federal court in Dallas, TX
  • Successful defense of international cotton seed company in fraud and DTPA action in West Texas
  • Over 20 arbitrations involving commercial and construction disputes tried to various tribunals including American Arbitration Association and State agencies
  • Defense of international valve company in fraud and DTPA action by former distributor seeking over $50M in damages. Upon appeal of adverse jury verdict, First Court of Appeals reversed and rendered
  • Unanimous jury verdict in defense of 200-plaintiff action claiming occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents. Selected by The National Law Journal as one of the most significant defense verdicts of 1992
  • Successful defense in trial involving claims of 200+ plaintiffs alleging residential exposure to chemicals

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  1. Advocate
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Houston
  1. President, Board Member (2006-present)
  2. Komen Houston Race for the Cure, Chair (2015)
  • Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council
  1. Member, Board of Directors, (1999-2008; 2010-present)
  • American Leadership Forum
  1. Class XXIV
  2. Fellow

PRESENTATIONS

  • Effective Trial Techniques, Texas Minority Counsel Forum
  • Cross-Examination Strategies, Houston Bar Association
  • Program Co-chair and Moderator. ABA Women in Products Liability Litigation Regional Meetings
  • Effective Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar
  • Dealing with Bad Facts In Deposition, Trial and Other Circumstances, University of Houston Law Foundation Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar

 

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HONORS

  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2006-2011)
  • Recipient of Strasburger’s Oppenheimer Mentor of the Year Award (2018)
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