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Baker Botts Partner Macey Reasoner Stokes Receives Texas Bar Foundation’s “Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award”


HOUSTON, February 17, 2022 – Baker Botts, L.L.P. a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, is proud to announce that Partner Macey Reasoner Stokes has been awarded the Texas Bar Foundation’s “Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award.”

The Award established in 2011 in honor and memory of Gregory S. Coleman celebrates the high ideals and standards that Coleman demonstrated in his appellate practice and personal life. The recipients exhibit an outstanding appellate practice while maintaining a strong commitment to providing legal services for the underserved. The award recognizes dedication to mentoring young attorneys as well as a strong moral compass to guide both professional and personal pursuits.

Ms. Stokes’ career spans almost 30 years, and she is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Clients have praised her a as “a terrific appellate lawyer and a very effective advocate with an easy manner in talking to the court.”   Ms. Stokes is a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Past President of the Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit, and a Trustee and former President of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

She heads the firm’s Appellate section, which The National Law Journal named to its 2020 and 2019 Appellate Hot Lists, and U.S. News & World Report ranked Tier One in the National, Austin and Houston categories of The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2017 (2017-2021). Chambers USA has also listed the practice as a 2021 and 2020 Band 1 firm in Texas Appellate.

Ms. Stokes will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 10, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.

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