Stephanie M. Almeter joined McCathern as an Associate in 2011 and was promoted to Partner in 2017. Her current practice focuses on general civil, business, and employment litigation. Stephanie has had the opportunity to represent clients in both trial court and arbitration, and authored a post-hearing brief that was instrumental in obtaining a total defense verdict where the demand at arbitration was over $5 million dollars in economic damages. Stephanie also has extensive experience in obtaining and/or defending clients in temporary restraining order and temporary injunction proceedings involving non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. Stephanie enjoys advocating on behalf of her clients, and has a proven track record of obtaining positive results on behalf of her clients.
She is a Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M University, where she was involved in numerous leadership organizations and awarded the J. Malon Southerland Aggie Leader Award, recognizing her commitment to servant leadership. She was also awarded the Aggie Bar Scholarship for exceptional promise in the legal field. Stephanie attended Baylor Law School in Waco, where her litigation skills were developed and honed through Baylor’s rigorous Practice Court program. While at Baylor Law, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for her achievements in advocacy and was very involved with Baylor’s nationally recognized advocacy teams. Stephanie was a semi-finalist as a member of the National Security Law Moot Court Competition Team and co-authored an appellate brief that was awarded Second-Runner Up in a competitive pool of candidates. During Baylor Law’s Appellate Practice Program, Stephanie co-authored a bench memorandum used in preparation for oral argument in a case of first impression before the Texas Supreme Court.
Stephanie has been recognized as a 2014 – 2018 Texas Rising Star, a peer-nominated accommodation given to the top 2.5% of eligible attorneys. She was also voted by her peers as one of Dallas’s Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine in both 2018 and 2019. Stephanie was featured in the Texas A&M Foundation article “Raising the Bar” (http://givingblog.tamu.edu/texas-am-foundation/raising-the-bar), and was named Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ (DAYL) “One to Watch”. Stephanie is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association.