Marisa M. Schouten
I am passionate about client rights and strive to help them achieve exceptional results



B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, 1999
J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, 2003

Awards and Certifications

Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Civil Appellate Law, 2011
Selected to Texas Rising Stars, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Finalist, Writers League of Texas 2014 manuscript contest for middle grade fiction
Finalist, Writers League of Texas 2016 manuscript contest for young adult fiction

Admissions to Practice, Accomplishments

Briefing attorney for the Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco, Texas, 2003
Admitted to practice law in Texas in 2003, and the Eastern District of Texas shortly thereafter.
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States


Publications and Presentations

Statute of limitations, .5 CLE credit, Advanced Medical Torts 2015— Texas Bar CLE
Legal Writing: From Planning to Polished Legal Document, 2014, 1.0 CLE credit
The Corporate Practice of Medicine: When the Hospital Plays Hide and Seek With You, 2014, __CLE credit
Appellate Perspectives, 2013, 1.0 CLE credit
Ethical Marketing of Your Law Practice in a Down Economy, 2011
Personal Injury Practice, 2016, 1.0 CLE and NALA credit


Smith County Bar Association
Women’s Section of the Smith County Bar Association
Appellate Section of the Texas State Bar
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Writers League of Texas

I invite you to contact me with any legal questions you may have.