Elizabeth Geary


Elizabeth Geary is a partner in the firm’s appellate section and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. Often sought out by other attorneys to handle complex briefing and oral argument, she has successfully pursued litigation and appellate matters at every level of state and federal courts throughout Texas and New Mexico. She also prepared a successful defense against a petition for writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Geary first argued at the Supreme Court of Texas during her second year of practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Geary worked in a wide range of appellate and litigation areas, including disputes in commercial, corporate and financial, energy, intellectual property, estate disputes, and issues related to civil procedure and evidence, among others. She has taught legal practice and writing, as well as winery and vineyard law, as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech School of Law.

Ms. Geary received her J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Law Review. She was a two-time National Champion in intercollegiate moot court competitions and at the time of her graduation was regarded as the most decorated advocate in Tech Law history. In addition to her legal career, Ms. Geary presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for the Lubbock YWCA.


  • In re Richard Banegas, No. 11-23-00205-CV, (Tex. App.—Eastland Oct. 19, 2023, org. proceeding)
  • Watsky v. Williamson Co., 2023 WL 3765542 (W.D. Tex. June 1, 2023)
  • In re Johnston, 2022 WL 17821583 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Dec. 20, 2022, orig. proceeding)
  • Texas Workforce Commission v. R.D. Wallace Oil Co., Inc., 2022 WL 16838044 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Nov. 9, 2022, no pet.)
  • Larry Ackers v. Comerica Bank & Trust, N.A., 654 S.W.3d 750 (Tex. 2022)
  • Mueller Supply Co., Inc. v. JNL Steel Components, Inc., 2022 WL 1199212 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 8, 2022)
  • Savage Tavern, Inc. v. Signature Stag, LLC, —F.Supp.3d—, 2022 WL 686670 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 8, 2022)
  • Russell v. McGough, 2021 WL 3557574 (Tex. App.—Eastland Aug. 12, 2021, no pet.)
  • Vista Bank v. Nelezer, Inc., 2021 WL 5027764 (Tex. App.—Dallas Oct. 29, 2021, no pet.)
  • Carrington v. Maye, 707 Fed. Appx. 847 (5th Cir. 2018)
  • Fred Loya Ins. Co. v. Swiech, 413 P.3d 530 (N.M. Ct. App. 2017)
  • Rowten v. Wall Street Brokerage, L.L.C., 646 Fed. Appx. 379 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Plains Cotton Coop. Assoc. v. Gray, 672 Fed. Appx. 372 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Wood v. Carpet Tech, Ltd., 2016 WL 6560047 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Nov. 2, 2016, pet. denied)
  • Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes, Inc., 789 F.3d 573 (5th Cir. 2015)
  • Watson v. Good Shepherd Med. Ctr., 456 S.W.3d 585 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2015, pet. denied)



  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellows
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2021-2024
  • YWCA of Lubbock, Board of Directors
    • President, 2019-2021
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma–Texas Tech Chapter
    • Risk Management Advisor, 2012-2022
  • American Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Lubbock County Women Lawyers Board of Directors
    • President, 2014-2015
  • Lubbock Junior Women’s Club Board of Directors
    • President, 2016-2017


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2023
    • Appellate
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2022
    • Appellate
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2023
    • Appellate Law
  • Texas Tech School of Law “GOLD” (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award Recipient, 2016


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
    • Order of the Coif
    • National Order of Barristers
    • Regent’s Full Scholarship Recipient
    • National Champion and Best Brief, National Moot Court Competition, 2012
    • Best Oralist, Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition, 2012
    • National Champion and Best Advocate, National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, 2010
    • Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 44 Comment Editor, Judicial Board, Outstanding Student Article, Outstanding Comment Editor
  • Texas Tech University B. A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1997
  • Community Counseling, M.Ed., summa cum laude, 2001
  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification, 2019-present


  • State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2013
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
Elizabeth Geary Named Associate Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, 2023