• Biography

    Stephanie Sivinski is able to weave complicated concepts into persuasive written advocacy that both the court and the fact-finder can understand. She has obtained trial victories in technologically complex cases ranging from patent-infringement to breach-of-contract matters. Her practice has touched on technology as varied as pharmaceuticals, thermodynamics, computer software, and semiconductor manufacturing. Whether in motion practice before the federal district court or briefing in the courts of appeals, Stephanie can convey the necessary technical detail while focusing on the important legal and factual issues. Clients highly value this skill, particularly in federal court litigation where most decisions are based entirely on the parties’ written submissions.

    Before putting her technical and writing skills to work in patent, copyright, and trade secret disputes, Stephanie honed these skills 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 a great deal of time to pro bono representation of an inmate on Texas death row. She participated in the two-week-long evidentiary hearing on his petition for writ of mandamus and presented evidence that her client is ineligible for the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on executing intellectually disabled individuals. Stephanie takes great pride in the opportunity to tell her client's story.

    Professional Recognition

    • 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
  • 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 Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit