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Stephanie Smiley has a national litigation practice that is devoted to resolving commercial business disputes through creative business and legal strategies, commercial litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Stephanie has broad experience in products liability litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation. Stephanie's practice also focuses on representing clients in intellectual property litigation, including copyright and trademark infringement claims, contractual disputes, real estate, financial services, and securities litigation, commercial tax litigation, and other business claims.

Stephanie Smiley focuses her entertainment practice on transactional entertainment matters, intellectual property matters and business representation of electronic dance music (EDM) artists, songwriters, producers, records labels, film producers, music publishers, and music festival production companies. Her practice involves facilitating transactions and advising creative individuals in all aspects of the entertainment business.


  • Commercial litigation
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
  • Products liability litigation
  • Entertainment law
  • Real estate and mortgage markets litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Commercial tax litigation



  • Representation of national medical device retailer in medical device class action based on violations of state regulatory scheme.
  • Representation of medical device manufacturers in state and federal court against claims of strict liability, negligence and fraud.
  • Representation of EDM company in copyright infringement dispute in federal court.
  • Advised and counseled national music festival company concerning joint venture agreements, production agreements, licenses and permits, employment agreements, and other music industry transactions.
  • Representation of national real estate investment company in multi-million dollar dispute involving investor claims for breach of contract, alter ego, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud.
  • Advised and counseled EDM company in connection with entity formation, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Representation of national mortgage lenders and servicers against borrowers in foreclosure avoidance disputes, involving claims for wrongful foreclosure, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, improper tax reporting, and violations of the Texas Debt Collection Act and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • Representation of national financial services company in multi-million dollar dispute involving borrower claims for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, and fraud.
  • Representation of national advertising and marketing company against State of Texas in dispute over assessment of sales and use tax.
  • Music Supervisor, Groove (2000), Sony Pictures Classics

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2014-2018
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
    • Business Litigation Section
    • Entertainment & Sports Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Electronic Music Alliance (EMA)
  • Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2014
  • Member, Leadership Arts Institute, Business Council for the Arts, 2014


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1991
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas