Attorney Profiles

The lawyers at our firm typically start their careers with a judicial clerkship and/or several years at one of the nation's largest and most respected firms. We attract attorneys who wish to continue to have the highest quality legal work, but prefer the informality and atmosphere of a small firm. We are uncompromising in hiring only the most exceptionally qualified lawyers, in terms of both academic background and hands-on experience in litigation and appeals.

AttorneysSkelton & Woody Support Staff Legal Assistants

Nelly M. Soriano is our Sr. Litigation Paralegal. She has over thirty-years of legal experience working in various practice areas in Austin. She became Board Certified in 2014 in Civil Trial Law with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and remains in good standing with her certification and other professional organizations. Nelly has been working in the area of personal injury and insurance defense since 2013 and is a wonderful resource for whom our clients rely on for answers concerning their cases.

Shelley Smith is an experienced legal assistant who handles intake and filings on all our insurance cases, witness and deposition scheduling and the wide variety of tasks associated with a busy litigation practice.

Jill McClure works primarily with Hamp Skelton, Alysia Wightman and Eva Ramos on non-insurance matters, expert reports, and appeals. Our clients should feel free to call any of our legal assistants for anything they need. They can put their hands on a document, answer many important questions and get our clients what they need quickly.

Office Manager

Debbie Tucker is our office manager and bookkeeper. She joined Skelton & Woody in 1996 from Brown McCarroll. She is always available to answer any billing-related question or to connect our clients with the right person to answer their question. Claudia Carillo is our receptionist and assists Debbie Tucker with bookkeeping and accounting matters.