Scott C. Skelton

Scott C. Skelton

Founding Member
Lufkin, Texas

Mr. Skelton is a founding member of Skelton | Slusher | Barnhill |Watkins | Wells. Skelton was a partner in the Zeleskey law for 21 years.

Mr. Skelton has tried over 50 cases as first and second chair, and has broad experience in personal injury, Workers' Compensation and commercial litigation. Skelton manages the Firm's toxic tort section and handles over 2500 plaintiffs on that docket for the East Texas Area. Skelton is licensed in the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts for the United States District Courts and has extensive experience in those Courts. Skelton has argued cases in the Appellate Courts for the State of Texas and in the United States Fifth Circuit. Skelton has also arbitrated multi-million dollar disputes between multiple hospitals. Further, Skelton consults on a regular basis with several local businesses concerning litigation, employment, contract and conflict avoidance and resolution matters.

Skelton has been married to Sheila (Todd) Skelton for 25 years. Sheila is the director of the HOSTS reading lab at Brandon Elementary. They have two daughters. One is attending Abilene Christian University and the other is a student in Lufkin ISD.

Mr. Scott Skelton is a former partner of Zeleskey Law Firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Discrimination / Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
  • Toxic Torts

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • Arkansas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
    • B.A. - 1989

Representative Cases

  • Garrison Realty, LP v. Fouse Architecture & Interiors P.C., No. 12-21-13, 2013 U.S. App. Lexis 21318 (5th Cir. Oct. 21, 2013)
  • Arnold v. Life Partners, Inc.05-12-00092-CV 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 10928 (Tex. App.—Dallas August 8,2013)
  • In re University of Texas Health Center, 198 S.W.3d 392 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2006)
  • Louisiana Pacific Corp. v. Holmes, 94 S.W.3d 834 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2002)
  • Brookshire Bros., Inc. v. Lewis, 911 S.W.2d 791 (Tex. App.--Tyler 1995)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association for Eastern District of Texas
  • Society of Human Resource Managers

Past Employment Positions

  • Zeleskey Law Firm, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lufkin ISD, School Board, Member
  • Angelina Appraisal District Board, Member
  • United Way, Board Member and Division Chair
  • Lufkin Chamber of Commerce, First Friday, Chair
  • Lufkin Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Chair
  • Coalition for a Better Community, Board Member