Jake P. Skaggs



(832) 214-3926

(832) 214-3905

Jake P. Skaggs handles large loss files for the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department throughout Texas and Louisiana, including retaining experts, identifying responsible parties, and litigating the matter through arbitration or trial.

Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University in 1998. He earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 2001, where he served as an assistant editor of the South Texas Law Review. 


Cozen O’Connor Names 17 Attorneys to Membership in the Firm

April 28, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 17 of its associates have been named members of the firm. ''We are extremely proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor, ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''


Are You a Good State or Bad State? A Discussion of Comparative Fault Principles [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

February 02, 2021

While politicians may be more interested in whether a state is a Blue State or Red State, subrogation professionals want to know if a state is what we refer to as a “Good State or Bad State” based on its comparative fault laws. Are you a Bad State where a certain level of fault of your insured...

Hurricane Harvey Litigation Update: Conflicting Opinions Spur Trial on Damages and Appeal [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Jason Schulze, Stephen Halbeisen, Jake Skaggs Elliott Feldman and Kevin Hughes discuss the status of the litigation arising out of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Houston on August 25, 2017,

Looking to the Constitution for Recovery Options Due to Seasonal Flooding [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 16, 2015

Earlier this year, Houstonians awoke to find most of their city underwater. This month, South Carolina experienced torrential rains that were so severe that—in some areas—the total rainfall exceeded the expected rain totals for a 1 in 1,000 year storm. The World Resources Institute, in collaboration...

Potential Recovery Opportunities Arising From Pollution Claims [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

January 15, 2014

Energy production in the United States is at an all-time high. In 2013, an average 7.5 million barrels of oil were pumped every day, which bested the previous production record (2012) by one million barrels. Domestic oil production has increased every year from 2011 to 2013. By comparison, between 1971 and 2011, oil production in the United States decreased 29 of the 40 years. Regardless of whether this level of domestic production can be sustained for the long term, elevated domestic oil production is a reality for the near future. Unfortunately, more oil production and the by-products that are created as a result of that production, increases the likelihood a spill or release will occur that can damage property and give rise to an insurance claim.

How Much for that Doggie in the Window? Potential Changes to the Value of a Pet May Be on the Horizon [Subrogation and Recovery Alert]

December 28, 2012

What is the value of a prized pet? Will the law on pet value change in Texas in 2013? How do other states value pets? Those questions and others are addressed in our December Subrogation Alert discussing whether the sentimental value of a pet can be recovered.

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  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1998
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Louisana
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association