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Partner Macey Reasoner Stokes Honored as a “Winning Woman” by Texas Lawyer


HOUSTON, September 3, 2014 -- In an article published this week by the Texas Lawyer, Baker Botts Litigation partner and Appellate practice group chair, Macey Reasoner Stokes was honored as a “Winning Woman” by Texas Lawyer’s editorial department.

In Stokes’ “Winning Women” feature, former Chief Justice, Tom Phillips details how she became a power house appellate lawyer at Baker Botts revealing, “The record she compiled in law school [1993 graduate of the University of Texas with high honors] was convincing to me that she would be an outstanding law clerk.‘’

“That turned out to be the case,” Phillips said. “And the clerkship gave Stokes a taste of appellate law, which she loved. Stokes put that love to immediate use the next year when Baker Botts hired her. It was a time when the large Texas-based law firm was just setting up its first appellate practice.”

Stokes started to show her strong presence when she began scoring high-stakes victories on behalf of energy clients in front of Texas appellate courts. “A good example of those victories is the 2011 high court decision in State of Texas v. Public Utility Commission of Texas, a multibillion case in which Stokes represented CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp,” the editorial team stated.

“It broke new ground in the area of deregulation and compensation of the utilities,” Stokes said of the decision. “We got over a billion dollars in the Texas Supreme Court and worked with a great team,” she said of her proudest victory.

Editors also highlighted Stokes’ 2013 win, a case on behalf of an energy company before Eastland’s Eleventh Court of Appeals in Ladd v. Silver Star I Power Partners and her tremendous ability to write.

The publication received nearly 150 nominations and then conducted their own research to arrive at a list of 19 Winning Women plus a lifetime achiever. On October 8, 2014, Texas Lawyer will celebrate the honorees with a luncheon at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.

To read the entire Texas Lawyer article, please click here.

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