University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1990
Emory University, B.A. in History and French, 1986
Marcy Hogan Greer understands that real people are affected by everything she does as an appellate attorney. She believes her role is to help her clients get the result they need, solving the problem at hand in a way that most effectively addresses her clients’ needs. Sometimes that means her decisions go against her own best interests. Getting the case resolved quickly and efficiently means fewer legal fees, but if it means peace of mind and resolution for her client, that’s the most important outcome.
Her distinguished career falls in the footsteps of her father, who was also a lawyer and law professor. As managing partner with Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, Marcy is recognized for her work in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Her practice includes class action and mass tort cases, including federal and state multidistrict litigation.
This experience, and her conscientious attention to the needs of her clients have contributed to her recognition by the Texas Bar Association with the 2021 Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, which honors Greg Coleman’s legacy to the appellate bar, requiring that the recipient demonstrate an outstanding appellate practice while maintaining a strong commitment to providing legal services for the underserved, dedication to mentoring young attorneys, and a strong moral compass to guide both professional and personal pursuits. She additionally received the 2022 Pro Bono/Community Service Award from the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Circuits and U.S. District Courts, W.D., E.D., S.D., N.D.
State Bar of Texas
Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997
Pro Bono/Community Service Award (2022), University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association
Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award (2021), Texas Bar Foundation
Louise B. Raggio Award (2017), Women and the Law Section, Texas Bar Association
Frank J. Scurlock Award for Outstanding Legal Services to the Poor (2011), Texas Bar Association
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Litigation: Appellate — Texas (2019-2022)
Best Lawyers in America — Appellate, Bet-the-Company, and Commercial Litigation (2007-present)
Lawyer of the Year (2016 and 2012), Austin Appellate Practice by Best Lawyers in America
Lawyer of the Year (2015), Austin Bet-the Company Litigation by Best Lawyers in America
Selected by Texas Super Lawyers — Appellate, (2003-present), Top 100 Texas Lawyers, Top 50 Central Texas Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
National Editor, A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions (2d ed. 2017), American Bar, original 2010 edition and 2012 supplement
Diversity Officer, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (two-year term from 2019-2021)
TIPS liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Serves on multiple TIPS committees and task forces and will co-chair the TIPS Section Conference in 2020
Course Director, State Bar of Texas’ 33rd Annual Advanced Appellate Course (2019)
American Law Institute
Member (by invitation only), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Executive Committee of the Center for Women in Law
Immediate Past President, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
Member, Board of Governors for the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Member, Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee
Previously Lead Pro Bono Partner with Texas Appleseed on a major project for the Supreme Court of Texas focused on improving the lives of foster children in Texas
Secretary and Board Member for Marathon Kids
Member, Dell Children’s Council (benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital)
Founded Girl Scout troop for second-grade girls (including her youngest daughter) in 2015 and has been the Troop Leader for the troop since that time