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Marianne M. Auld


Marianne Auld graduated first in her class from Baylor University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. Following law school, she served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Auld was a Professor of Law at Baylor University School of Law, teaching Federal Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Legal Analysis, Research and Communications. 

In addition to her professional career, Ms. Auld currently serves on the Board of Day Resources Center for the Homeless, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Experience and highlights
  • BNSF Ry. Co. v. Baca, No. 02-17-00168-CV, 2018 WL 1528573 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth March 29, 2018, no pet.)(mem. op.)
  • City of San Antonio, Texas v., L.P., 876 F.3d 717 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • Permian Power Tong, Inc. v. Diamondback E&P, LLC, No. 12-16-00092-CV, 2017 WL 2824311 (Tex. App.—Tyler June 30, 2017, pet. denied)
  • BNSF Ry Co. v. Epple, No. 07-15-00355-CV, 2016 WL 7010581 (Tex. App.—Amarillo June 2, 2017, pet. denied)
  • Van Houten v. City of Fort Worth, 827 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • In re Nat'l Lloyds Ins. Co., No. 13-15-00521-CV, 2016 WL 552112 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Feb. 10, 2016, orig. proceeding [mand. denied]).
  • BNSF Ry. Co v. Phillips, 485 S.W.3d 908 (Tex. 2015)
  • Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. Am. Quarter Horse Ass'n, 776 F.3d 321 (5th Cir. 2015)
  • In re Hayward, 480 S.W.3d 48 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, no pet.)
  • Lermon v. Minyard Food Stores, Inc., No. 05-13-00034-CV, 2014 WL 6466840 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 19, 2014, pet. denied)
  • HMC Hotel Props. II Ltd. P'ship v. Keystone-Tex. Prop. Holding Corp., 439 S.W.3d 910 (Tex. 2014)
  • Burnett Ranches, Ltd. v. U.S., 753 F.3d 143 (5th Cir. 2014) 
  • BNSF Ry. Co. v. Wipff, 408 S.W.3d 662 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2013, no pet.)
  • Mitchell v. Ballard, 420 S.W.3d 122 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2012, no pet.)
  • Harris v. BNSF Ry. Co., 393 S.W.3d 789 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2012, no pet.)
  • U-Haul Int’l., Inc. v. Waldrip, 380 S.W.3d 118 (Tex. 2012)
  • Helmerch & Payne Int'l Drilling Co. v. BOPCO, L.P., 357 S.W.3d 801 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2011, no pet.)
  • Faust v BNSF Ry. Co., 337 S.W.3d 325 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2011, pet. denied)
  • Wine Country Gift v. Steen, 612 F.3d 809 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Martin v. Martin, No. 02-08-490-CV, 2010 WL 2331448 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2010, pet. denied)
  • Winegar v. Martin, 304 S.W.3d 661 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2010, no pet.)
  • Bandera Drilling Co. v. Sledge Drilling Corp., 293 S.W.3d 867 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2009, no pet.)
  • Farlow v. Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hosp., 284 S.W.3d 903 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2009, pet. denied)
Affiliations and honors


  • American Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court, Member, Executive Committee, Master
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel ("NARTC")
  • Bar Association of the Federal Circuit
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Board
  • United Way of Tarrant County, 2017 Campaign Co-Chair
  • Trinity Valley School; Board of Trustees, 2006-2016
  • DRC—Community Solutions to End Homelessness; Vice Chair of Board, 2013-present
  • Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Host Committee, 2013
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1999-2004


  • Named a Top Attorney in Appellate Law by 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018
  • Named 2017 Law Good Scout Recipient by the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Selected as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2012-2017
  • Named 20 Women to Watch in Business by Fort Worth Business CEO magazine, 2015
  • Named Great Woman of Texas by Fort Worth Business Press, 2014
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 1988
    • Baylor Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • ABA Mock Trial Competition
      • National Semi-finalist
      • Regional Champion
    • National Mock Trial Team
    • Order of Barristers
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1982
  • State Bar of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Marianne M. Auld

Managing Partner
Chair of Appellate Section
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Marianne Auld named 2017 Law “Good Scout” Recipient by The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America