Connie leads Yetter Coleman’s appellate practice and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. She has an extensive record of success in state and federal appellate courts, including regularly appearing before and arguing in the Texas Supreme Court.
As a board-certified appellate specialist, Connie provides strategic counsel to plaintiffs and defendants in a wide spectrum of industries involving complex business disputes, legal malpractice and fiduciary claims, personal injury, statutory, and procedural issues.
While she relishes courtroom advocacy, Connie knows that most appeals are won because of the issues preserved at trial and the quality of briefs on appeal. She invests her energy in writing briefs that are both persuasive and a pleasure to read. Connie also values having strong relationships with clients and trial teams and planning long-term case strategy from the earliest stages of a suit.
Connie’s reputation for excellence is reflected in professional honors that include being named both a “Top 100 Super Lawyer in Texas” and among the “Top 50 Women in Texas.” She also is band-ranked and recognized by clients and market peers as one of the top appellate lawyers in Texas by Chambers USA.
Best Lawyers named Connie the “Appellate Lawyer of the Year” and Texas Lawyer named her “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” in connection with a high-profile win in the Texas Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Connie was an appellate partner with Beck Redden LLP.
Connie serves on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee for 2021-2023 and on the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit. In 2013, the U.S. Senators from Texas appointed Connie to their bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC), where she has served through both Republican and Democrat administrations to screen and recommend to the Senators nominees for vacancies on the federal bench and U.S. Attorney offices in Texas. Connie further serves the profession as a frequent speaker and author at legal seminars, adjunct professor at her alma mater (The University of Texas School of Law), and on various professional boards. She has volunteered her time to the Houston community by serving for four years as Corporate Secretary for the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.