Stephanie M. Taylor

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Stephanie M. Taylor

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2011

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021


3200 Travis Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006 Phone: 713-222-2700 Email: Stephanie M. Taylor Visit website


Stephanie’s commitment to hard work and helping others started at Duke University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy. While there, she was a four-year varsity athlete on the Duke Swim Team. After graduation, Stephanie spent the next two years working in sports marketing for the Houston Texans and Reliant Energy. She then went to Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was named to the Dean’s List. While in law school, she worked for the National Football League in its Management Council Department, focusing on labor disputes and conduct policies. After graduation, Stephanie began her career as a trial lawyer, where she found what she truly loved doing.

In matters ranging from large commercial cases to complex products liability cases to personal injury cases, Stephanie focuses her practice on each client’s specific needs. As a result, she has successfully resolved disputes in both state and federal courts all over the country. Whether she’s representing an international company or an injured individual, Stephanie’s commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for her client never changes.

Stephanie was named by Thomson Reuters to the Rising Stars list in both 2019-2021. She was also named, in 2019, by National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers.

Stephanie is active in the community as a member of the local and state bar associations and the local, state and national trial lawyer associations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, and Texas Bar Foundation. Stephanie also serves on several committees within these organizations. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys working out, exploring new restaurants, traveling, and training for triathlons.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, California

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Educational Background:
  • Duke University: Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy StudiesMarkets and Management Studies, 2006, 2006
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2012
  • Texas, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2017
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2023
  • Named a Houstonia 2022-2023 Top Lawyer, Houstonia Top Lawyer, Houstonia Top Lawyers, 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2021
  • Texas Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2020
  • Texas Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2019
  • Texas Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member of The AthLife Foundation, Inc. from 2020-Present. The Athlife Foundation is spearheading the creation of the profession of the academic coach. Academic coaches support high school student-athlete development in some of our nation's most challenging yet promising communities. Currently, 68 schools in 14 states are participating, supported by organizations including the Heisman Trust, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, PCM Fund, Foundation for Teamwork, the N4A, and Starfish Charities. For more information, go to, 2024
  • I am traveling to Uganda with Pepperdine Law School's Sudreau Global Justice Institute tto take part in a volunteer program in Uganda's prisons. Pepperdine University has partnered with the Ugandan Judiciary to host hands-on plea bargaining training inside Uganda's prisons. The project invovles a a one-week program that includes the Global Justice team, volunteer American attorneys and judges, Pepperdine law students, Ugandan attorneys, Ugandan law students, Uganda prosecutors, and Ugandan judges. We travel between 1-4 different prisons during that week and train Ugandans on the plea bargaining process, while handling real cases. While we have plea bargained well over 1,000 cases during our prison projects, Uganda has now plea bargained well over 10,000 cases on their own. Our goal is that as we walk alongside the Ugandans implementing this system, we will reach a point where our training and counsel is no longer needed on plea bargaining. We are excited to be nearing that point in Uganda on this project, but we remain engaged in other legal reform projects with the judiciary as a result of our deepening friendship over the years., 2024
  • Volunteer with International Justice Mission to raise awareness and funds in support of IJM's work to protect people living in poverty by ending trafficking and slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power. , 2023
  • Provided pro bono legal services to a client involving the estate of a deceased spouse, 2022
  • Provided pro bono legal services to a client to resolve a debt collection attempt; had the improper debt corrected and removed from all three (3) major credit agency reports, which immediately provided a significant increase in the client's credit score, 2021

Office location for Stephanie M. Taylor

3200 Travis Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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