AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Employment Law
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Labor & Employment Law
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1997;
- Duke University, B.A. History, 1994.
- Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November 1999.
- Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
- Ms. Stout was born in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Ms. Stout is an employment law specialist and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She litigates all aspects of employment, labor, business and commercial cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, appellate courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL and OSHA, on behalf of corporate and individual clients. She advises clients on employment policies, practices, training and employee benefits. Ms. Stout conducts investigations of employee complaints on behalf of employers and drafts, reviews and negotiates employment, settlement, severance and business contracts.
- Ms. Stout litigates employment law cases, including non-compete disputes, breach of contract cases and discrimination/retaliation matters. She has significant experience with the expedited process necessitated by many non-compete matters.
- Ms. Stout counsels employers regarding employment policies, training, benefits and other personnel issues. She drafts and updates employee handbooks and employment-related contracts.
- Ms. Stout represents employers in investigatory proceedings before the EEOC and the DOL.
- Ms. Stout represents employers and employees in mediations and negotiations.
- Ms. Stout drafts appellate briefs and represents clients at the appellate level.
Drinkers, Drivers and Bartenders: Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability, with Frank Sloan, Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein and Lan Liang, University of Chicago Press, August 2000.
The Road from Medical Injury to Claims Resolution: How No-Fault and Tort Differ, with Frank Sloan, Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein Stephen Entman and Elizabeth Kulas, 60 Law and Contemporary Problems 36 (Spring 1997).
No-Fault System of Compensation for Obstetric Injury: Winners and Losers, with Frank Sloan, Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein, Stephen Entman and Gerald Hickson. 91 Obstetrics & Gynecology 437 (March 1998).
A Guide for Communities Considering Hospital Conversion in the Carolinas, with Frank Sloan, Christopher Conover, Donald Taylor, Hester Haverkamp, Lan Liang, Peter Rankin and Winston Black. Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, 1998.
The Impact of Hospital Conversion in Ten Communities in the Carolinas: Executive Summaries, with Frank Sloan, Christopher Conover, Donald Taylor, Hester Haverkamp, Lan Liang, Peter Rankin and Winston Black. Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, 1998.
Reducing Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities: 1984-1995, with Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein, Frank Sloan and Lan Liang. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Fall 1999.
Liability and Alcohol Servers’ Care Levels, with Frank Sloan, Lan Liang and Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein, 43 (2) Journal of Law and Economics 473, October 2000.
Reducing Harmful Alcohol-Related Behaviors: Effective Regulatory Methods, with Frank Sloan, Lan Liang and Hester Davies, 61 Journal of Studies on Alcohol 402, May 2000.
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Dallas Bar Association