AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Business and Commercial Litigation
Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1997
Duke University, B.A. (History), 1994
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Dallas Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Texas
Ms. Stout was born in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Clouse Brown PLLC
Ms. Stout is an employment law specialist who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She litigates all aspects of employment, labor, business, and commercial cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, appellate courts, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, and OSHA, on behalf of corporate and individual clients. She advises clients on employment policies, practices, training, and employee benefits. Ms. Stout conducts investigations of employee complaints on behalf of employers and drafts, reviews and negotiates employment, settlement, severance, and business contracts.
Ms. Stout litigates employment law cases, including non-compete disputes, breach of contract cases, and discrimination/retaliation matters. She has significant experience with the expedited process necessitated by many non-compete matters.
Ms. Stout advises employers regarding employment policies, training, benefits, and other personnel issues. She drafts and updates employee handbooks and employment-related contracts.
Ms. Stout represents employers in investigatory proceedings before the EEOC and the DOL.
Ms. Stout represents employers and employees in mediations and negotiations.
Ms. Stout drafts appellate briefs and represents clients at the appellate level.
Ms. Stout is a qualified mediator with 40 hours of mediation training. She offers her services as a mediator in employment and business issues.
Ms. Stout has earned selection to the annual Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters in 2012 and to the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2013 in Texas Monthly magazine.