Paulette C. MiniterDownload One Page Bio
Paulette brings a passion for the law, as well as creativity and resolve, to advocating for clients. She focuses her practice on civil litigation and appeals, and she has handled complex and novel legal issues and disputes across a range of substantive areas, including administrative, contract, trade secret, and constitutional law.
Prior to joining the firm, Paulette clerked for Judge Catharina Haynes on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced law at a top 100 law firm in Dallas. She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she edited for the Virginia Journal of International Law and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Paulette worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York, where she wrote for national publications and occasionally provided live on-air commentary.
As a pro bono advocate, Paulette has represented political dissidents seeking asylum and a state prisoner serving a life-without-parole sentence.
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
Skidmore College, M.A.
University of Texas, B.A., summa cum laude
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- New Friends New Life, Board Member
- Orchid Giving Circle, Member
- Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate Member (2018-2019)
- Dallas Bar Association, Member
PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES
- Willa Cather’s My Ántonia and Legal Thought in the Late Nineteenth Century, 51 Creighton L. Rev. 119 (2017)
- Removal to Federal Court After the November 2018 Elections: More Incentive, But Less Receptiveness?, Texas Lawbook (2018)
- Mandamus in the Fifth Circuit: An Extraordinary Remedy, Except When It Isn’t, Texas Lawbook (2018)