Stephanie Potter joined the firm in 2009. Before joining the firm, she
served as a law clerk to the Honorable Randy Crane in the McAllen Division
of the Southern District of Texas. Her practice focuses on civil litigation
and administrative law. Stephanie has represented electric and telephone
utilities in regulatory proceedings involving up to a billion dollars
before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Public Utility
Commission of Texas, in state district and appellate courts, and in arbitration.
Stephanie represents non-utility clients in wide-ranging regulated industries,
assisting businesses and individuals with permitting, licensing, and enforcement
actions before various Texas state agencies such as the Railroad Commission,
the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Department of
Licensing & Regulation, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Texas
Racing Commission, and others.
In addition to her administrative practice, Stephanie represents business
clients in state and federal court disputes throughout Texas, both at
the trial and appellate levels. She has eminent domain experience on behalf
of both landowners and government entities. She has argued at the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She performs pro bono work in
divorce and immigration cases. A lifelong equestrian and current Thoroughbred
owner, Stephanie maintains an equine practice. She has assisted show horse
owners in lease, board, breeding, purchase, and injury disputes and racehorse
owners, trainers, and jockeys in licensing disputes.
Stephanie has been a regular presenter on topics such as condemnation,
wind energy, utility easements, and regulation of rural telecommunications
at seminars throughout her career.