Caryn Papantonakis


Caryn Papantonakis brings over twenty years of experience representing plaintiffs in all areas of mass tort and personal injury law, including but not limited to, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, as well as asbestos and first party bad faith insurance cases. She has managed all aspects of litigation from intake to discovery through to trial and has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of thousands of clients. She has taken hundreds of depositions, prepared and argued various motions before both federal and state courts, and participated in numerous trials. She currently serves on multiple Plaintiffs Steering Committees. She is a Founding Board Member of Texas Women Rainmakers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation aimed at empowering women through education, mentorship and networking to advance themselves in the legal field and ultimately become their own rainmaker. She co-founded the Paula Gravel Asher Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that raised funds for breast cancer research. The Foundation’s judiciary event has won several legal association awards. She was also named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2017-2019.


  • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995
  • South Texas College of Law. Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999

Practice Areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Personal Injury

Admissions and Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • American Association of Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association