Austin, Texas 78738
Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation • Premise liability • Insurance Coverage • Business Litigation • Commercial Litigation • Construction Law • Product liability • Family law
Ms. Putonti represents companies and individuals in state and federal court in a wide array of matters involving civil litigation, premises liability, insurance coverage and defense, as well as family law matters.
Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Putonti practiced in a well respected litigation firm in Houston, Texas where she gained experience as a litigator handling a diverse practice including insurance coverage, insurance defense, contractual disputes, premises liability, admiralty and maritime transportation and cargo matters. She oversaw numerous onboard investigations of maritime casualties on vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to attending law school, she managed environmental claims and litigation for a large insurance company.
Ms. Putonti has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Houston, Texas representing the best interest of the child for children in the custody of the State of Texas. She was a member of the 2005-06 Leadership Academy class in Houston, Texas. She was the founder and co-chair of the Houston Young Lawyers’ Association HAYS Center Committee which provides legal seminars to teenagers in state custody regarding their rights and responsibilities once they turn eighteen and “age out” of the system. She also volunteered her time with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program representing parties in family law matters.
While in law school, Ms. Putonti was a member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board, the Connecticut Mock Trial Team, an editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, and Vice Justice of Phi Alpha Delta.
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Connecticut, 2003
Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 1997
Attorney at Law, Texas 2003
Admissions to Courts
Southern District of Texas, 2004
Eastern District of Texas, 2005
Northern District of Texas, 2010
Western District of Texas, 2010
5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
Prior Professional Experience
Senior Associate – Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP, 2009-2010
Senior Associate – Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, 2003-2009
Travelers Insurance, Account Executive, Special Liability Group, 1997-2001
Professional Membership and Activities
State Bar of Texas
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Young Lawyers’ Association
Defense Research Institute
Austin Bar Association
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Lake Hills Church, Children’s Ministry