Clients praise Ms. Stokes as "a terrific appellate lawyer and a very effective advocate with an easy manner in talking to the court."
Chambers USA 2021
Macey Reasoner Stokes heads the firm's Appellate section, which The National Law Journal named to its 2020 and 2019 Appellate Hot Lists, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked Tier One in the National, Austin and Houston categories of The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2017 (2017-2021), and which Chambers USA listed as a 2021 and 2020 Band 1 firm in Texas Appellate. Over her 25-year career, she has handled a wide variety of civil appeals and extraordinary proceedings in both state and federal court and has frequently provided appellate assistance at trial in complex, high-stakes litigation.
Ms. Stokes has been named to Super Lawyers Top 100 Houston List annually since 2016 (2016-2020) and its Top 50 Women list for 2017 and 2016, Texas Lawyer's triennial "Winning Women" list in 2014, and Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation in America list for 2018, as well as 2013-2016.
Ms. Stokes serves as President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit and is a Trustee and Past President of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, as well as a Past Chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas.
She 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.