Stephanie F. Assi
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Stephanie F. Assi

Clients count on me to sweat the small stuff. My attention to the details in every case allows me to understand the core issues of a dispute. With both an understanding of the legal issues and a firm grasp of my clients’ goals, I am able to effectively act as a tenacious advocate on behalf of clients at all stages of litigation.

As a litigation associate at Carrington Coleman, Stephanie represents clients in commercial disputes in state and federal courts and regularly represents creditors in bankruptcy cases.

Prior to joining Carrington Coleman, Stephanie clerked for Chief Judge Christopher J. Panos in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts where she gained invaluable behind-the-scenes insight and prepared for hundreds of hearings on bankruptcy and related adversary proceeding issues, including sales under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and disputes regarding ownership of property, discovery, intellectual property, secured lending, and evidence. This experience laid the foundation for Stephanie to confidently and comfortably advocate for the firm’s clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.

Stephanie plays an active role in all phases of litigation and her experience includes taking depositions, drafting and arguing motions in breach of contract and trade secrets cases, and representing creditors in bankruptcy courts in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Areas of Focus

Education

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Texas A&M Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
    • National Order of Barristers
  • Arizona State University (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2015)
    • Barrett, The Honors College

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Christopher J. Panos, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2018–2020
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Kathleen Cardone, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2017

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District, Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District, Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District, Texas

Leadership

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Captain, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association

Recognition

  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court 2017–18
  • Regional Semi-Finalist; Best Brief Award, 2018 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Regional Semi-Finalist, 2017 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Speeches/Publications

  • Co-Author, Gorsuch & the Coexistence of Natural Law & Originalism, LAW360 (April 2018).
  • Author, Comment, The NFL Should Stop Trying to Weed Out Marijuana: Why Medical Marijuana Remedies the League’s Misuse of Pain Killers, 5 TEX. A&M L. REV. ARGUENDO 33 (2018).
  • Author, Texas A&M Hosts Sports Law Discussion on the Role of Team General Counsel & Athlete Representation, PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND THE LAW, Volume 8, Issue 2 (May–June 2017).

Outside of Work

Outside the office, I enjoy cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, attending concerts, traveling, and walking my dog, Booza, on the Katy Trail.