Macey Reasoner Stokes

Practice Group Chair - Appellate (Firmwide) Partner

Macey Stokes


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Clients praise Ms. Stokes as "the best appellate lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of working with" who "is calm and shockingly smart, and has a real willingness to listen and learn the underlying issues."

Chambers USA 2023

Macey Reasoner Stokes heads the firm's Appellate section, which was ranked Band 1 in Litigation: Appellate - Texas by Chambers USA 2023. She received the 2022 Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation and was named one of the Top Ten Most Influential Texas Appellate Litigators by Business Today 2023 and selected as one of the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America. She serves as Immediate Past President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit and is a Past President of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and a Past Chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Over her 30-year career, Ms. Stokes has handled a wide variety of civil appeals and extraordinary proceedings in both state and federal court, with significant experience in appeals for oil and gas and other energy clients. She has frequently provided appellate assistance at trial in complex, high-stakes litigation.

She is ranked Band 1 in Litigation: Appellate - Texas by Chambers USA 2023. She has been named to Super Lawyer's Top 100 Texas list for 2023, its Top 50 Women Texas list annually since 2021 (2016-2017, 2021-2023) and its Top 100 Houston list annually since 2016 (2016-2023), and Texas Lawyer's triennial "Winning Women" list in 2014.

Ms. Stokes has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998. She served as a briefing attorney to Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1993 to 1994.

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