Stephanie Holcombe works with companies and their owners and executives to manage the full range of issues related to business disputes — from risk control and litigation avoidance to the successful management of ongoing litigation in a strategic and cost-effective manner. Stephanie has represented clients in state and federal court trials and in arbitrations on a variety of issues related to energy, trade secrets, and employment.
Honors & Recognitions
Texas Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2017-2019
J.D., South Texas College of Law, magna cum laude, 2009 (recipient of numerous awards for research and writing, in mock trial and moot court competitions, and as best advocate)
Order of the Barristers
South Texas Law Review, member
Board of Advocates, officer and director
B.F.A., University of Oklahoma, 2006
United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States Supreme Court
- Texas-based company in a federal permanent injunction hearing involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement allegations.
- Plan agent during a bankruptcy trial involving the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
- Gas processing company during a five-week state trial involving breach of contract claims.
- Manufacturing company in a state court trial involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement allegations.
- Bank in arbitration concerning a commercial promissory note dispute.
- International government contracting company at trial in a federal sexual harassment case.
- Manufacturing company in a state court trial involving trade secrets claims.
- Construction company in arbitration concerning commercial construction disputes.
- Individual during a state court trial concerning a lease dispute.
- Former employees of pharmaceutical companies in civil matters across the country.
- Recognition, 03.04.2019
- Firm News, 01.23.2019
- Firm News, 03.12.2018
- Firm News, 03.08.2017
- Federal Circuit Reverses District Court Damages by $90M+ in Patent Litigation Suit Against ION Geophysical CorporationFirm News, 07.06.2015
- Media Mention, 05.08.2019
- Media Mention, 03.31.2019
- Media Mention, 01.25.2019
- Media Mention, 03.11.2016
- Publication, 03.08.2017
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training: National Session Trial Skills Training ProgramSpeaking Engagement, 07.01.2016
State Bar of Texas, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Chair-Elect of the Litigation Section, 2019-2020
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
Young Lawyers Steering Committee
Vice-Chair of Young Lawyers Wellness Subcommittee, 2018-2019
Chair of Young Lawyers Sponsorship Subcommittee, 2017-2018
Co-Chair of Young Women in the Law Subcommittee, 2016-2017
Vice-Chair of Young Women in the Law Subcommittee, 2015-2016
Women in the Law Steering Committee
Chair of Women in the Law Community Subcommittee, 2016-2019
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
Association of Women Attorneys, Member
South Texas College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Advocacy (2012 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition Championship Team, 2012 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament)
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Advisory Board Member
Houston Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Awards Judge, 2019
Nottingham Forest Civic Association, Inc., Club Committee Chair
Nottingham Forest Mom’s Club, Board Member
Role Model for Women in the Fast Lane of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)