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Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce

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EMAIL

sbruce@cobbmartinez.com

TEL

214-220-5210

FAX

214-220-5299

BIOGRAPHY

Stacy Bruce is someone whom employers and business owners turn to for the issues they face, including counsel on employment practices, general liability claims, premises liability claims, product liability claims and landlord/tenant issues. Known for her dedicated and resourceful advocacy, Stacy is valued for her honest and straightforward approach with her clients, fully explaining the strengths and weaknesses of the case and keeping them informed at each step of the process. Whether performing investigations, providing counseling, seeking an early resolution or heading to trial, she keeps the focus on her client’s business objectives. 

Biography

Stacy Bruce is someone whom employers and business owners turn to for the issues they face, including counsel on employment practices, general liability claims, premises liability claims, product liability claims and landlord/tenant issues. Known for her dedicated and resourceful advocacy, Stacy is valued for her honest and straightforward approach with her clients, fully explaining the strengths and weaknesses of the case and keeping them informed at each step of the process. Whether performing investigations, providing counseling, seeking an early resolution or heading to trial, she keeps the focus on her client’s business objectives. 

Practice Areas

Directors & Officers Litigation
Labor & Employment
Premises Liability Defense
Trucking & Automobile Defense

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D., cum laude – 2002
  • American University
    • B.A. in History, cum laude – 1999

Admissions

  • Texas, 2002

Experience

With her knowledge and experience in different industries and practice areas, Stacy is a resource of information, expertise and guidance for companies of all sizes. She has represented clients in state and federal courts across Texas and regularly handles claims before the Texas Workforce Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and other administrative bodies. 
 

Stacy has successfully resolved numerous claims through informal settlement negotiations and mediations to avoid disruptive and protracted litigation. In cases that were not resolved through negotiation, Stacy has obtained summary judgments or dismissals on the merits in a variety of areas in which she practices, including lawsuits involving employers, health care professionals, title companies, childcare centers, officers and directors, mortgage brokers, and landlords and tenants. In recent years, Stacy’s practice has primarily focused on assisting employers and defending businesses against personal injury claims.   

 

Below are a few of Stacy’s representative engagements:
 

  • Dismissal of an employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuit in which the plaintiff sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and sought more than $1 million in damages. The dismissal was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. 
  • Successfully defended an employer from a defamation claim in a summary judgment case. 
  • Successfully negotiated numerous wage-and-hour class-action lawsuits to achieve favorable settlements. 
  • Dismissal of a fraud claim made by a mortgage broker seeking more than $100,000 in damages. 
  • Dismissals of numerous premises liability claims against retailers and apartment complexes. 
  • Successfully defended a home inspector in a court trial and obtained a take-nothing judgment. 
  • Dismissals of numerous claims against health care professionals who serve correctional facilities, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation facilities.  

 

In addition to defending employers in lawsuits, Stacy has also assisted employers in efficiently running their businesses by:  

  • Drafting customized employment policies and handbooks. 
  • Training managers and employees on best workplace practices. 
  • Counseling employers on the legal implications of routine decisions involving hiring, disciplining, enforcing employment policies, reductions in force and terminations. 
  • Investigating complaints of harassment and discrimination. 

Awards & Honors

  • Named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas”, 2020–2021.
  • Honored as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, 2006–2017. 
  • Named an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Vice Chair, Judiciary Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2004–2005 
  • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, 2008–2015 
  • Co-Chair, Temple Emanu-El Young Adults Committee, 2008–2010 
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Emanu-El, 2010–2014 
  • Chair and Vice Chair, Human Resources Committee, Temple Emanu-El, 2015–present