Professional Biography
Skyler Howton

Skyler M. Howton Partner

  • Dallas

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    500 North Akard Street, Suite 3300

    Dallas, TX 75201-3347




Commercial litigator Skyler Howton has experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, real estate, oil and gas, and insurance recovery. Skyler has represented individuals, corporate policyholders, commercial landlords and tenants, and domestic and international business organizations in numerous jurisdictions, venues and alternative dispute resolution tribunals. She has significant experience with the practicalities of Texas law, and clients appreciate her in-depth knowledge of local and federal procedure and evidence.

Skyler’s counsel ranges from providing strategic advice to handling all aspects of litigation, from pre-trial matters to settlement negotiations, discovery disputes, extensive motion practice and trials. In addition, she has handled management-side labor relations and employment litigation and pre-litigation matters, including internal investigations, breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, employee theft, race discrimination, gender discrimination, wrongful termination and failure to accommodate claims.

Active in the local legal community, Skyler frequently speaks and writes on evolving insurance issues, including practical guidance for in-house counsel, cybersecurity and cyber insurance affecting various industries. She maintains an active pro bono practice as a Dallas CASA and sits on committees with Attorneys Serving the Community and the Junior League of Dallas.

D Magazine’s 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40

Named One of D Magazine’s 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 - 2022
  • Named one of D Magazine’s 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40

Professional Leadership

  • Attorneys Serving the Community, Member and Co-Chair of the ASC Heart & Sole 5K Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Regional Chambers Young Professionals
  • Perkins Coie Associate & Counsel Committee, Member
  • Perkins Coie Diversity & Inclusion Women’s Forum, Dallas Office Liaison
  • Perkins Coie Dallas Office Pro Bono Committee, Member
  • Perkins Coie Dallas Office Summer Recruiting Program, Member

Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Dallas CASA

Related Employment

  • K&L Gates, LLP, Dallas, TX, Litigation Associate, 2013 - 2018




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2012, Articles Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Pepperdine University, B.A., 2009