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Stephanie Dooley Nelson focuses her practice on appellate law and litigation, collaborating with trial teams throughout all stages of litigation to address complex legal and procedural issues, including motion practice, evidentiary issues, jury charges, and litigation strategy. Stephanie has led appellate teams and presented oral arguments in high-profile appeals in federal and state appellate courts, and she has counseled clients in pre-litigation and non-litigation contexts and served as appellate counsel in arbitration proceedings throughout Texas. She represents clients in a variety of market sectors, including energy, manufacturing, retail, and insurance.

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

VP, Nominations & Governance, Dallas Children’s Theater

Received a top national ranking for Appellate Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Honors & Affiliations


  • VP, Nominations & Governance, Dallas Children’s Theater Board of Trustees, 2013-present
  • Appellate Council, Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section, 2013-present
  • President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2004
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association, 2004
  • Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, 2003

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1997, cum laude, Baylor Law School; President’s Award; Managing Editor, Baylor Law Review; National Order of Barristers; Baylor Moot Court Team
  • B.A., 1991, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Texas

Related Team

Richard B. Phillips, Jr.


Melissa Davis Andrews