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Stephanie S. Potter



Stephanie Potter 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. 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.


Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Utilities), 2016 – 2018

Austin’s Top Attorneys by Austin Monthly Magazine, 2020, 2021


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Travis County Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Mother Attorney Mentoring Association (MAMAs) Austin, Founding Board Member and Past President

Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Fellow

News & Insights


“Navigating the Winds of Change: Licensing, Registration, and Regulatory Overlay for Wind Farms and Associated Transmission in Texas," Dennis W. Donley, Jr. and Stephanie S. Potter, Texas A&M School of Law, Journal of Real Property Law Volume One Number 3 (Wind Law Edition), 2014

“Public Utility Easements and Eminent Domain: We All Want Power but We Don’t All Want Power Lines,” at Legal and Practical Issues of Easements in Texas, Lorman CLE, September 17, 2014


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 2008

  • University College London, England, Study Abroad, 2007
  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, Operations Editor and Submissions Editor, 2006-2008
  • Dean’s Award Fall 2007, Environmental Law and Natural Resources
  • Rio Grande Valley Legal Network, Co-Founder, 2005

Texas Christian University, B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, magna cum laude, 2004

  • Universidad de Alicante, Spain, Study Abroad, 2002


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