Stephanie Ernst

Attorney

Stephanie Ernst lead’s the Dallas office of Iglesias Law Firm.  Prior to joining ILF, Stephanie worked for several law firms and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County.  As an Assistant District Attorney, Stephanie tried scores of jury and bench trials.

Her diverse civil and criminal experience allow her to offer a unique blend of research and writing skills, a deep understanding of the discovery process, experience with every stage of a case, and an ability to comfortably persuade attorneys, jurors, and judges in and out of a courtroom. 

Stephanie represents our clients in government litigation and appellate cases.  She has conducted critical legal research and analysis, and she has prepared and presented numerous dispositive motions in various courts. 

Stephanie has deposed dozens of critical witnesses in multimillion-dollar disputes, prepared and presented arguments at high-stakes mediations, and independently represented defendants in numerous trials.  Stephanie’s trial expertise makes her a valuable asset to Iglesias Law Firm. 

Outside of her professional life, Stephanie and her husband live in Dallas with their four boys, who keep them busy with sports, Cub Scouts, and other activities. 

Stephanie serves on the PTA Board for their preschool and elementary school, planning events and fundraising throughout the year.  She is an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center.  Additionally, she and her family love to travel and have visited many National Parks over the past few years on road trips across the country.  She enjoys reading, playing Mahjong with girlfriends, and gardening in her free time.

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Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas,
    • Juris Doctor – 2008
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts in History - 2004

Language

  • English

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Tort Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights
  • Defense of Local Governmental Entities
  • Defense of Public Officials
  • Defense of Law Enforcement Officials
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Litigation and Coverage
  • Litigation and Trial
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • School Law and Education Law

Honors

  • Order of the Barristers; TYLA Bracewell; Guiliani Moot Court Competition – Second Place Brief
  • National Trial Competition – Regional Champion; McKool Smith Mock Trial Competition – Champion
  • Board of Advocates – Judges’ Director, Master Advocate; Law Related Education – Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • Honors Program; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Alpha Delta – Vice President; Pi Beta Phi –  Vice President of Mental Advancement
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for McClennan County

BAR ADMISSION

  • Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas