Courtney’s unique background as a contract process and disbursement auditor and consultant to energy companies brings a distinctive perspective to advising her clients on matters important to their business, including risk mitigation, dispute resolution, and trial.
She has counseled and represented small independent companies to Fortune 500 companies, in various industries including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream upstream, and service companies, transportation, healthcare, construction and fabrication, law firms, HVAC, waste management, veterinarians, and animal rescues. While Courtney’s legal practice spans the full spectrum of commercial litigation, she has significant experience advising and developing solutions to matters involving: health, safety and operations, personal injury and safety incidents, OSHA investigations, environmental emissions, third party contractors, construction defect, mechanic and materialman liens, litigation prevention, entity disputes, contract negotiations and drafting, insurance coverage, employee matters, modification of policies and procedures, and protection of intellectual property.
She also routinely represents legal professionals in professional liability claims, and animal owners, veterinarians, and animal rescue organizations.
Courtney has experience handling arbitrations, mediations, and cases from inception through trial in Texas state courts and federal courts.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Baylor University, B.B.A. in Finance, 2003
Concentration in international business
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
Baylor University Bears for Leadership Reform, Associate Board Member
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
Houston Bar Association – Member, Lawyers for Literacy; Member, Minority Opportunity in the Law
Houston Young Lawyers Association – Member, Judiciary Events
Westbury Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts, Board Member
New Life International Orphanage, Guatemala, Orphanage Missionary
Presenter, Laws in the Workplace, June 2012
Presenter, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Teen Civic Leadership Academy, 2010 and 2011
Co-author, The Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases, The Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment, March 2010
Assistant Editor, The Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees: A Transnational Legal Process Approach to Due Process, April 2009
Contributing Author, Judge Tells Cleveland Not Only “No”, but “Heck No?”, Nuisance Law, June 2009
Editor and Managing Editor, W&L Law News