dallas defense attorney

Ms. Kugler’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation primarily in the mass tort context. She has served as regional counsel for multiple corporate clients and has been extensively involved in the management, litigation and resolution of asbestos claims in the state of Texas and on a national level. Ms. Kugler currently serves on the defense liaison committee in the Texas Asbestos Multi-District Litigation (MDL). She is also a trained mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Defense
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995


  • J.D.Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1991
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • B.S. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1988
    • Major: Business
    • Major: Marketing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member