Before founding Stacey Reese Law in May 2013, Stacey practiced for almost seven years in the litigation section of a prominent Austin-based firm. Prior to earning her law degree with honors from the nationally recognized University of Houston Law Center in 2006, she graduated with Bachelor of Science and M.Ed. degrees (both with honors recognition) from the University of Texas at Austin and gained invaluable experience as a special education teacher and administrator in Austin-area schools.
Stacey was born and raised primarily in Warren, Ohio. She attended middle and high school in El Paso, Texas after her family relocated to West Texas during the mid-80s. She fell in love with Austin while attending the University of Texas and decided to make Austin her permanent residence (she even maintained her Austin residence during law school primarily upon the insistence of her husband, Jason, who has strong family roots in Austin and Central Texas). Stacey, Jason, and their eleven year old son, Jaxon, have happily made Austin their home.
Stacey’s commitment to public service and unique experiences gained during her first career in special education are not lost in her work as a lawyer in private practice. Stacey’s passion and dedication for helping those in need combined with her training as a lawyer make her an advocate uniquely equipped and dedicated to solving her clients’ legal problems. Her client-centered and customized approach to dispute resolution leads to innovative, efficient, and effective representation that allows her clients to resume their lives with minimal disruption and spend less time in the courtroom.
Stacey serves on the Board of Directors for the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar and the Board of Directors for MAMAs (Mother Attorney Mentor Association-Austin). Stacey is also a member of the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, the Texas Water Conservation Association, and the Texas Association of Groundwater Owners and Producers, trade organizations that promote efficient communication and exchange of information on groundwater. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Stacey remains active in Austin schools and communities through her membership in the Austin Bar’s Leadership Academy, by supporting her son’s school, and serving on the Advisory Board for the local, non-profit, Odyssey School.
Accomplished in Business and Water Litigation; Trusted By Other Lawyers
Stacey has rapidly built a reputation for stellar work throughout the litigation process, performed with vigor and integrity. Among other honors, she has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in 2020 and as a “Rising Star” in the area of business litigation for 2014 – 2016. In 2017 and 2018, Stacey was named one of the Top 18 Litigators in Austin by Expertise after it reviewed 197 firms based on reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism. Stacey is respected and trusted by other lawyers who frequently retain her as special counsel on their complex civil litigation matters.
Stacey manages her own strategically selected caseload as lead attorney, while also frequently stepping in as critical member of a trial team to other firms. She has extensive experience in complex litigation and dispute resolution, including high value contract disputes, intellectual property, employment, fraud, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duties. She is also sought-after for her knowledge in the rapidly evolving area of Texas groundwater law and related litigation, where she handles all faucets of groundwater litigation before local and state governmental authorities. Stacey also serves as general counsel to groundwater conservation districts.
Stacey Reese has built her reputation on A-plus effort and results. She emphasizes efficiency in all communication while connecting with the human concerns of her clients and aligning all her efforts closely with their financial goals.
Whether you are a business leader, executive or another individual with a legal dispute to confront — or an attorney who recognizes the need for a key contributor — Stacey Reese will move promptly and decisively to address your concerns. Her work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants has spanned lawsuits and administrative filings, extensive discovery, depositions and proceedings in mediation and arbitration forums as well as Texas state and federal courts. To discuss your legal dispute or collaboration on a specific case or an ongoing special counsel relationship, please call or email the firm.