Skyler Y. Stuckey

As a business and white-collar attorney, my clients are usually involved in a lawsuit, a business dispute, or an investigation, each of which is understandably a stressful time for them. My goal is to be a compassionate advisor and give clients peace of mind throughout the process, whether I’m helping them define what a “win” looks like in the case, listening to their concerns, or responding to questions and issues as quickly as possible.

A former professional actor in Los Angeles and Europe with years of previous work experience in the service industry, Skyler Stuckey brings a distinctly client-focused mindset and unique perspective to every legal engagement. His work is centered on three focal practice areas: commercial litigation, white-collar matters, and appeals.

Skyler has achieved successful outcomes in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in Texas state courts, federal courts, and foreign jurisdictions. With clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses and municipalities to banks, startups, and individuals, he has enjoyed the opportunity to take lead on cases with many challenging issues, including e-commerce development and technology, internet and new media, contract and partnership disputes, patent and trade dress disputes, and many more.

His white-collar practice is primarily focused on using a highly collaborative approach to help businesses and individuals resolve investigations, civil enforcement actions, and criminal proceedings brought by various regulatory agencies, typically involving allegations of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, pay-to-play schemes, and antitrust violations.

Skyler also works closely with former Justice Jim Moseley, who leads the firm’s appellate practice group. In this role, Skyler provides support to the firm’s trial lawyers as needed, researching complex issues, ensuring the preservation of appealable error, drafting dispositive motions and appellate briefing, and assisting with or arguing appeals. 

Before joining the firm, Skyler served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Ken Molberg in the 95th District Court in Dallas and the Honorable Robert Junell in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

While attending Texas Tech University Law School, he won a national moot court championship in entertainment law, which was argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience
  • Trial team member representing hundreds of corn farmers bringing claims against Syngenta AG and its subsidiaries arising out of Syngenta’s sale of two genetically modified corn varieties unapproved in major U.S. corn export markets. Obtained favorable jury verdict for all requested damages. (In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation, 2:14-md-02591-JWL-JPO, United States District Court for the District of Kansas)
  • Briefing on appellate matters involving real estate disputes and legal malpractice allegations.
  • Assisted with substantial arbitrations over international involvement in clean energy development projects.
  • Served as lead associate on a major mediation on behalf of the manufacturer of an animal vaccine.
  • Assisted in the development of terms of service and privacy policies for app developers and e-commerce business owners.
  • Drafted contractual agreements for software developers and their clients.
  • Handled multiple cases involving partnership and fiduciary duty disputes. 
Thought Leadership / News
November 19, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Theater at the C-Level: A Discussion Panel

Dallas Summer Musicals

November 12, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Marketing: FTC Issues

Gray Reed Client Presentation

December 16, 2019 
 Press Releases
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the field of White Collar Defense (2021 - 2023)
  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2017 - 2022)
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • National Champion (2011) & National Finalist (2010) – National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 42 – Articles Editor & Career Development Director   
  • CALI Award Winner in Commercial Litigation and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jurisprudence Award Winner in Civil Procedure, Property Law, Criminal Law, Business Entities, and Mergers & Acquisitions
Organizational Involvement

Professional Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • North Texas Business Council for the Arts
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Kitchen Dog Theater
  • Advisory Board, Deep Vellum Publishing
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law,

    Phi Delta Phi, Law Review, National Entertainment Law Moot Court (2011)

  • B.A., Pepperdine University (2005)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • District Court of Eastern District of Texas
  • District Court of Northern District of Texas
  • District Court of Southern District of Texas
  • District Court of Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Federal Claims