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Experience

Caitlin Gernert focuses her practice on litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients before state and federal courts. Caitlin has experience in a broad range of civil and commercial litigation matters involving tort and product liability, construction, real estate, intellectual property,  healthcare, energy, and employment.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Representative Matters

  • Represented a carbon steel flange manufacturer in defense of Lanham Act and common law false advertising and unfair competition claims brought by a competitor and asserting counterclaims for Lanham Act and common law false designation of origin, false advertising, and unfair competition
  • Represented a business-to-business finance provider in the solar energy industry asserting claims against a competitor of conversion, tortious interference with contracts, and unjust enrichment as well as a declaratory judgment regarding the ownership of solar assets
  • Represented landlords and tenants in litigation involving enforcement of commercial leases
  • Represented companies in various breach of contract and suit on sworn accounts seeking payment for goods or services rendered
  • Represented exploration and production companies (both operators and non-operators) in a variety of matters, including royalty disputes and environmental contamination
  • Represented a general contractor in a dispute against a subcontractor regarding payment and failure to timely complete work
  • Represented a retailer in a dispute with an adjoining landowner involving the enforcement of an easement agreement

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Yvette Kane, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016-2018
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Karoline Mehalchick, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2014-2016
  • Extern for the Honorable Eldon Fallon, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013-2014
  • Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas, 2013

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • One to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Commercial Litigation), 2021

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2014, cum laude, Tulane University Law School; Senior Associate Editor, Tulane Law Review; James A. Wysocki Trial Advocacy Award; Cicero C. Sessions Award for Trial Advocacy
  • B.A., 2010, summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University; Phi Beta Kappa; Robert Stewart Hyer Society

Admissions

  • Texas