Jake P. Skaggs


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 Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024

The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

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.''


Explosive Subro: The Unique Challenges of Investigating Explosion Cases [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 25, 2023

Do not let your subro claim blow up in your face! Subro professionals who have handled large explosion fires know firsthand that large explosion cases are complex, with significant hurdles to fully process. In this episode of Subro on the Go, regular co-hosts Joe Rich and David Brisco are joined...

Hurricane Harvey: Analysis of Subrogation Opportunities for Upstream and Downstream Losses

October 04, 2022

Jason Schulze and Jake Skaggs discuss possible subrogation opportunities following Hurrican Harvey in Houston and the Army Corps of Engineers' opening of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.

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...

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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