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Marie Yeates

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Chairs V&E Appellate practice. Has made 135 appellate oral arguments. Received ‘Texas Lawyer’ 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Named by ‘Texas Lawyer’ in top 20 women litigators in Texas, by ‘National Law Journal’ 2015 Energy Trailblazer and by ‘Houston Business Journal’ Who’s Who in Energy 2014-2015.


Louisiana Bar, 1980; Texas Bar, 1982. Joined V&E: 1981; partnership admission: 1988.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers since 1997.


Louisiana State University, BS, 1977 (summa cum laude); Louisiana State University School of Law, JD, 1980 (first in class); Editor-in-Chief, 'Louisiana Law Review'; clerk US Fifth Circuit Judge Alvin Rubin, 1980-81.