Stephanie Potter joined the firm in 2009. Her practice focuses on civil
litigation and administrative law.
Before joining the firm, Stephanie served as a law clerk to the Honorable
Randy Crane in the McAllen Division of the Southern District of Texas,
2008-2009. She assisted the judge with civil cases in which issues ranged
from alleged violations of federal laws such as the Perishable Agricultural
Commodities Act, to questions of federal jurisdiction or international
comity, to employment discrimination and civil rights claims.
Since joining the firm, a significant portion of Stephanie’s practice
has been devoted to public utilities law. Stephanie has represented utility
clients in regulatory proceedings involving hundreds of millions of dollars
before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Public Utility
Commission of Texas, in state court, and in arbitration. She also assists
utility clients with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings. Stephanie
was also on a team that acquired hundreds of miles of utility easements
through negotiated purchase or condemnation. In addition to utilities
work, Stephanie has a wide-ranging regulatory and administrative practice,
assisting individuals and businesses with licensing and enforcement actions
before Texas state agencies.
In addition to her regulatory practice, Stephanie is involved in varied
litigation work. She has represented clients in the construction and agriculture
industries in state and federal court disputes. Stephanie has first-chair
experience in state and federal debt collection disputes.
In 2010, Stephanie presented issues in Constitutional law at the Eminent
Domain Conference in Dallas, Texas. In 2010 and 2011, Stephanie assisted
in presenting wind energy issues at the Huffaker Agricultural Law Course
in Lubbock, Texas. She is assisting in presenting condemnation issues
for farmers and ranchers at this course in 2016. In 2014, Stephanie presented
issues relating to Public Utility Easements at a Lorman CLE in Austin.