Stephanie knows the most powerful proof at trial is evidence jurors can see. As technology consultant, Stephanie is primarily responsible for editing video and audio exhibits for the courtroom. She also creates PowerPoint slide presentations that depict demonstrative and substantive evidence.
Stephanie has found that when slide presentations are completed long before trial, the graphics can be used in pleadings, discovery responses, motion papers, and mock trials. When creating slides, she spends a great deal of time learning about the subject matter of a case, which often pertains to patents and complex technology. She then turns difficult concepts into visual stories that jurors can readily understand.
Her visuals are powerfully persuasive. In fact, patent and trademark cases for which she created graphics had a 100 percent win rate in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, for 2.5 years in a row, and before that, her cases had a two-year settlement streak. Significant patent and trademark cases on she has worked include ContentGuard Holdings v. Apple, Boulle v. De Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, and Metaswitch v. Genband.
Stephanie earned a bachelor of science in architecture from Texas A&M University, and she minored in art, architectural history, and graphic design there. One semester of her studies was spent at Universität Bonn in Germany. She remarked that, because she did not speak German during her time abroad, she relied on illustrated signage to gain information she needed. That experience impressed upon her the importance of clear and concise graphic design.
Stephanie is creative both on and off the computer. When not creating digital courtroom displays, she enjoys painting, hand lettering, and performing wood and stained glass work. She also is part of a Pet Partners therapy team, along with her two golden retrievers, that provides affection and companionship to residents at a local retirement home and students at a school. In addition, Stephanie is a Big Sister and a volunteer at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where she assists children with orthopedic conditions.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”
—Vincent Van Gogh