I’ve spent my career as a trial attorney helping energy companies resolve complex business disputes inside and outside the courtroom. Clients value my focus on boiling complex issues down to the most important facts they need to make decisions – or that I will need to advocate successfully to a judge or jury. My clients and their business teams want direct, actionable solutions to facilitate their work. I have the experience and judgment to provide the concise, insightful advice sophisticated clients demand.
Honored as a Texas Rising Star, my litigation practice has spanned a broad range of commercial litigation issues, including breach of contract disputes, environmental and toxic tort matters, trade secret claims, personal injury and product liability cases, and white collar criminal investigations. Whether preparing cases for court, working side-by-side with corporate clients in their offices, or interviewing pipeline engineers, forensic accountants, or other experts in the field, my goal is always to help clients efficiently achieve success as they define it.
My attention to business results and financial impact is rooted in my education and affinity for numbers. I graduated first in my class in Finance from the Business Honors Program at Texas A&M University. Later, applying that analytical approach to legal problem-solving, I attained my law degree from the University of Houston Law Center magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. I spent the first half of my career in the Litigation Department of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where I worked closely with Morgan Copeland. Now, as partners at Copeland & Rice LLP, we have the privilege of resolving complicated disputes by providing high quality legal services in a more flexible, less costly environment with fewer conflicts.
I previously served as a Board Member for Aurora Picture Show and enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. I also volunteer at Dress for Success Houston.