Staci Schwartz Whitman
Staci Schwartz Whitman joined Brian Lauten P.C. after graduating cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 2018. Before law school, Staci graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor of arts in psychology and spent a number of years as a researcher for the University of Texas Southwestern’s Department of Psychiatry. During that time, she coordinated several large-scale clinical trials for government and industry sponsors, and recruited and assessed the mental health of hundreds of patients at several Dallas medical institutions. She also developed her writing skills by authoring three published articles in the Texas Lawyer with two prominent jury consultants. Staci has a diverse history of volunteering and community leadership roles, including working as an advocate representing survivors of sexual assault for the Turning Point Rape Crisis Center in Collin County, Texas.
While in law school, Staci focused on a path toward becoming a skilled trial lawyer. She earned Dean’s List honors in multiple semesters, was a two-time recipient of the Martin Samuelsohn Scholarship, and served as a Staff Editor on the SMU Law Review. She competed in four mock trial tournaments around the country, achieving the distinction of Master in the Board of Advocates, and gained courtroom experience as an intern for the Dallas District Attorney’s Office and SMU’s Criminal Defense Clinic. Staci also served on trial teams for several local practitioners while still in law school. She spent a summer studying abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, taking specialized courses in human rights litigation and comparative law.
Since graduating from law school, Staci has gained experience in a multitude of fields, including commercial litigation, appellate law, copyright law, and civil rights law. She is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Texas, and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the National Council of Jewish Women. In her spare time, Staci enjoys teaching a seventh-grade social justice course at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, and serving on that synagogue’s LGBT/Gender Identity Committee. Staci enjoys traveling, kickboxing, and spending time with her husband Alex and their two rescue dogs.