Charles J. Cain

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Austin, Texas

Cain & Skarnulis PLLC
Charles J. Cain
Cain & Skarnulis PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources

Licensed in Texas since: 1996

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2010

Cain & Skarnulis PLLC

303 Colorado St
Suite 2850
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


Charlie Cain has tried numerous cases to juries and the bench, as well as participated in approximately twenty arbitrations involving construction, oil and gas, employment, and insurance matters.

In late 2014, Cain & Skarnulis won the largest verdict in Kendall County, Texas, a county in which no plaintiff had won in 13 years.  The $8.4 million insurance bad faith verdict will certainly be one of the more significant insurance cases in Texas in the last few years.

Mr. Cain is a trial lawyer at heart and thrives in the adversarial environment and, particularly, in front of a jury. When looking at a new case, Mr. Cain views the case from end to beginning. In other words, he breaks complex matters down into their basic legal elements and prepares the case with reference to the expected claims and defenses to be submitted to the jury or to the court by motion for summary judgment. From there, he is able to develop an effective pre-trial strategy that is narrowly tailored to address the relevant issues. This saves his clients time and money by avoiding superfluous discovery. While he never prepares a case to settle it, Mr. Cain believes that the most favorable settlements occur when trial counsel has gained an advantage over his adversary through better preparation and an aggressive focus on winning the case at trial.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Energy & Natural Resources
  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20% Energy & Natural Resources

First Admitted: 1996, Texas

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These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Consummate litigator, cut from the cloth of the time when giants roamed the courthouses of the state. No kidding, no exaggeration.”

Office location for Charles J. Cain

303 Colorado St
Suite 2850
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-201-8679


2 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2010

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