Stephanie Luce Ola
Stephanie Luce Ola is an associate at Sorrels Udashen & Anton and has been with the firm for 7 years. During that time, Stephanie has proven herself to be a skilled advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom. She carefully considers each case and develops a strategy for the best possible result. While some cases must ultimately be resolved in a jury trial, Stephanie has obtained successful results for her clients through grand jury presentations, suppression hearings, judge and jury verdicts.
Stephanie understands the stress of being arrested and charged with an offense. She believes her duty to her clients extends beyond the courtroom, and she is very good at guiding her clients through this incredibly difficult time in their lives. Stephanie takes the honor of being chosen to represent another person very seriously. She is invested in every case, and she is meticulous with her research and preparation. Because of her compassionate and thorough approach to the practice of law, she is effective in the courtroom and outside of it.
Stephanie always knew she wanted to spend her legal career practicing criminal defense. In law school, she was involved in the Innocence Project of Texas where she investigated past cases on behalf of incarcerated individuals seeking post-conviction relief and provided special assistance in research and investigation involving DNA and arson investigation.
With a B.S. in Chemistry, Stephanie is extremely well-qualified to understand and evaluate scientific evidence. With this background and her trial skills, she has a special ability to cross-examine expert witnesses and discredit bad science in the courtroom.
Stephanie is married with two sons. In college, Stephanie played basketball for the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the 2002 team that finished second in the nation at the NCAA Final Four.
Stephanie represents clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal court. Her areas of practice include driving while intoxicated, drug offenses, theft, assault, sexual assault, criminal mischief, mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud, and many other state and federal crimes.
- Texas, 2008
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
- Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
- J.D. - May, 2008
- University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
- B.S. - December, 2003
- Major: Chemistry
- Major: Philosophy
- Close Encounters of the Police Kind: People in Parked Cars , Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, October, 2012
- Discovery and Investigation in Criminal Cases, North Texas Paralegal Association, 2010
- Evidence: The Rules of Engagement, Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program, Center for American and International Law, Plano, 2011 - 2013
- DWI Update: Recent Changes in the Law, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate, 2011 - 2012
- Criminal Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, Chair, 2014
- Criminal Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2013
- Criminal Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2009 - 2014
- Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2009 - 2014
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2009 - 2014