• Biography

    Stephanie Sivinski is a trial lawyer that knows the value of effectively communicating her clients’ stories—both in written advocacy and in the courtroom. Stephanie focuses on complex federal-court litigation and has won trial victories in high-stakes cases ranging from patent-infringement to breach-of-contract matters across the country. Her practice has touched on technology as varied as semiconductor manufacturing to pharmaceuticals, and thermodynamics to wireless networks. No matter what the stage of litigation, from motion practice to jury and bench trials to oral arguments and appellate briefs, Stephanie can convey the necessary technical detail while focusing on the important legal and factual issues.

    Before lending her skills to patent, copyright, and trade-secret disputes, Stephanie served as a judicial law clerk to a United States District Judge. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in genetics, Stephanie developed a working knowledge of organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and molecular genetics. As an undergraduate research assistant, she frequently performed DNA amplification, reverse transcription, and gel electrophoresis techniques.

    In addition to her civil litigation practice, Stephanie has devoted significant time to pro bono matters. She currently represents an inmate on Texas death row and conducted several key witness examinations during multiple weeks-long evidentiary hearings. She also frequently represents Dallas residents looking to combat crime on their streets using nuisance laws.

    Professional Recognition

    • Selected as an “On the Rise” attorney by Texas Lawyer, Texas Legal Awards, 2020
    • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers Under 40," D Magazine Partners, 2020
    • Recognized as a "Legal Lion" by Law360 for a defense victory in an intellectual property trial in the Eastern District of Texas, 2019
    • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2020
    • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2010, High Honors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review, Member; Winner, Bracewell and Giuliani Best Memo Competition, 2008
    • B.S., Genetics, Texas A&M University, 2007, summa cum laude; National Merit Scholar, 2003-2007
      • Judge Mark E. Fuller, United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2010-2011
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit