Nancy Griffin Scates


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Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office


Nancy Griffin Scates graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 where she earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems.  At OU, she was elected Vice President of the student body, and was also selected as a Letzeiser Award recipient, which is given to the top 13 graduating women.  She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2001, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2001.  After law school, Nancy worked with a solo practitioner in Dallas, where she practiced in several areas including general litigation, probate, and contract disputes.  Nancy joined the Austin office of GERMER in August 2002.  Nancy is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Nancy practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, products liability, medical malpractice and construction defects.


Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2002

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2001
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • Juris Doctor – 2001
    • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity
  • University of Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – cum laude – Management Information Systems – 1998
    • Letzeiser Award recipient, honors top 13 graduating women at OU
    • OU Vice President of the student body

Recognitions and Honors

  • Letzeiser Award recipient, honors top 13 graduating women at OU
  • OU Vice President of the student body

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in the defense of paint company sued in numerous jurisdictions for occupational exposure to trace contaminants
  • Second chair trial attorney in a benzene case alleging acute myelogenous leukemia caused by exposure to benzene; obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of defendant: Khieu v. Rust-Oleum, Dallas County District Court, August 2010
  • Assisted in the defense of general contractors and subcontractors in multi-million dollar construction defect claims


  • Intramural sports (flag football, soccer)
  • OU football
  • Traveling


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