Stephanie Chavez - Associate

Stephanie represents clients in financial services litigation and arbitration, oil and gas, and business litigation. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies.

After working in the banking industry for a few years, Stephanie attended South Texas College of Law, and graduated with honors. Before graduation, she completed a Certification in Mediation from the Frank Evans Dispute Resolution Center. She was admitted to practice law in 2014 and is admitted in the federal district courts and state courts of Texas.

Stephanie is an active member of the Houston legal community. She regularly participates in Houston Bar events and is a member of the Women’s Energy Network. She also contributes to the community through various community service projects.

  • 2014 – J.D., cum laude, South Texas College of Law (Delta Phi Delta Honors Society)
  • 2008 – B.A., Vanderbilt University

Financial Services Litigation and Arbitration

  • Assisted in the representation of a major securities firm in litigation arising from the unlawful appropriation of clients and a breach of contract.
  • Represented a major securities firm in arbitration arising from the departure of FINRA associated persons and the Protocol for Broker Recruiting.
  • Represented individual financial advisors in arbitration arising from the transfer of employment to a different securities firm, employment contracts, and industry procedure.
  • Assisted in the defense of a major securities firm related to employee contracts and FINRA fair competition law.

Oil & Gas

  • Represented royalty owners in a breach of contract suit arising from a title dispute and failure to pay royalties.
  • Assisted in the representation of a land owner in trespass and nuisance suit arising out of surrounding oil and gas operations.
  • Represented oil and gas company in trespass to try title dispute arising from contract construction and termination.
  • Represented oil and gas company in dispute concerning future operations and the accommodation doctrine.
  • Women’s Energy Network
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • American Association of University Women – Expanding Your Horizons: Young Women’s STEM Program
  • Animal Rescue Group Member and Volunteer