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Amy Eikel is a senior attorney who provides sophisticated analysis and briefing in personal injury, toxic tort, products liability, and business litigation cases, in both court and arbitration proceedings. A former professional journalist and judicial clerk at both the trial and appellate levels, she has crafted numerous successful appellate briefs and complex motions, and has helped to obtain grants of summary judgment and reversals of multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Since 2007 she has have prepared complex motions and appellate briefs for a former manufacturer of asbestos-containing brake products, and currently serves as a national motions attorney for this client, assisting national counsel by “ghost-writing” complex trial motions under the laws of multiple states, to be filed by local counsel in asbestos product exposure cases all over the country. She assists in the development of legal issues applicable across the docket, and helps to maintain consistency in the positions taken by the client in different jurisdictions.

Before attending law school Amy obtained a journalism degree, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University, and worked as a professional journalist whose writing was published in daily newspapers such as the Houston Post, the Galveston County Daily News, the Wichita Falls Times Record News, the Northern Virginia Sun, and the Battalion at Texas A&M University.

Before joining King & Spalding in 2004, Amy was an associate in the Houston office of Baker Botts, LLP, where her practice included appellate litigation, employment litigation, asbestos litigation and energy regulatory matters.

She has represented clients in appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, many of the Texas intermediate appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has appeared pro hac vice in the Appellate Court of Illinois. She has served as appellate counsel of record providing pro bono representation for civil rights organizations such as the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the First Amendment Project, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. She volunteered for five years for the Pink Ribbons Project in Houston, and has served as a trained Election Protection volunteer for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She has done pro bono work for Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). She is a member of the Texas State Bar Appellate Law Section and the Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section.

Published Cases

    • Gillenwater v. Honeywell Int’l, Inc., 996 N.E.2d 1179 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 2013).
    • Menssen v. Pneumo Abex Corp., 975 N.E.2d 345 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 2012).
    • Rodarmel v. Pneumo Abex, L.L.C., 957 N.E.2d 107 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 2011).
    • Estate of Holmes v. Pneumo Abex, L.L.C., 955 N.E.2d 1173 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 2011).
    • BIC Pen Corp. v. Carter, 346 S.W.3d 533 (Tex. 2011).
    • TXI Transp. Co. v. Hughes, 306 S.W.3d 230 (Tex. 2010).
    • Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Turner Industries Group LLC, 339 Fed.Appx. 441 (5th Cir. 2009).
    • Nabors Drilling, U.S.A., Inc. v. Escoto, 288 S.W.3d 401 (Tex. 2009).
    • BIC Pen Corp. v. Carter, 251 S.W.3d 500 (Tex. 2008).
    • Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Altimore, 256 S.W.3d 415 (Tex.App.– Houston [14th Dist.] 2008).
    • Goss v. Kellogg Brown & Root, 232 S.W.3d 816 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2007).
    • TXI Transp. Co. v. Hughes, 224 S.W.3d 870 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 2007).
    • Johnson & Higgins of Texas, Inc. v. Kenneco Energy, Inc., 962 S.W.2d 507 (Tex. 1998).
    • E.E.O.C. v. Hearst Corp., 103 F.3d 462 (5th Cir. 1997).

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Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude

B.S., Texas A&M University, magna cum laude

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, John D. Rainey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, Harold R. DeMoss Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

State Bar of Texas Appellate Section

Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude

B.S., Texas A&M University, magna cum laude

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, John D. Rainey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, Harold R. DeMoss Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

State Bar of Texas Appellate Section