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. She has trial experience in state and federal court trials and in arbitrations on a variety of issues. Stephanie’s experience includes the following:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Oil and gas contracts
  • Oil and gas production equipment
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Trademark infringement

Stephanie serves in leadership roles across the firm including on our Recruiting Committee and the Chair of our Women’s Initiative.  She is also an active member of DRI, serving on the DRI Membership Committee and Women in the Law Steering Committee (Leadership Team).  She also serves as an advisory board member for Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), Houston’s non-profit home for musical theater and as the President of the Nottingham Forest Civic Association.

Honors & Recognitions

The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas

Texas Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2017-2024

Women in the Fast Lane of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), 2019 Role Model

  • Legal 500 (Use for current year Accolade)



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


  • Represented Texas-based trenching company in federal trade secrets trial, obtaining a complete defense verdict, jury finding that the trade secrets at issue were not entitled to trade secret protection, and award of court costs as the successful parties in the case.
  • Represented a Texas-based company in a federal permanent injunction hearing involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement allegations.
  • Represented a plan agent during a bankruptcy trial involving the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
  • Represented a gas processing company during a five-week state trial involving breach of contract claims.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in a state court trial involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement allegations.
  • Represented a bank in arbitration concerning a commercial promissory note dispute.
  • Represented an international government contracting company at trial in a federal sexual harassment case.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in a state court trial involving trade secrets claims.
  • Represented a construction company in arbitration concerning commercial construction disputes.
  • Represented an individual during a state court trial concerning a lease dispute.
  • Represented former employees of pharmaceutical companies in civil matters across the country.


Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training: National Session Trial Skills Training Program
    Speaking Engagement, 07.01.2016


State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Litigation Section, Chair, 2020

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member

Young Lawyers Steering Committee

Chair of Young Lawyers Marketing Subcommittee, 2019-2020
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

Vice Chair of Women in the Law Marketing Subcommittee, 2019-2020

Chair of Women in the Law Community Subcommittee, 2016-2019

Membership Committee

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