Elana S. Einhorn

Elana Einhorn
Of Counsel

Elana Einhorn is a Texas civil-appellate specialist. In addition to her experience as a practicing appellate attorney, she has over ten years' experience working with judges in state and federal court as a staff attorney and law clerk. Elana also recently served as a faculty member of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law (J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif) and her undergraduate degree from Florida International University (B.A. with high honors, English). She is board-certified in civil-appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has served on the Civil Appellate Specialization Exam Committee.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers® list, Super Lawyers ® (Thomson Reuters), 2007-2009, 2016-2017

Publications, Presentations, and Activities

  • University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Judicial Internship Program
  • A Five-Pass Edit (co-authored with Wayne Schiess, AUSTIN LAWYER, vol. 10, no. 24, Nov. 2015) has been reprinted in THE APPELLATE ADVOCATE, vol. 28, Fall/Winter 2016
  • Faculty, Texas Center for the Judiciary, College for New Judges, December 2014 Appellate Opinion Writing, presentation with Wayne Schiess
  • Citational Footnotes co-authored with Wayne Schiess, The Appellate Advocate, vol. 26, Spring 2014 reprinted in Legal Writing eJournal vol. 9, no. 19, Sept. 24,2014
  • Preparing for the Civil Appellate Board Certification Exam, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016; presentation to Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys, Annual Meeting 2011
  • Issue Statements-Different Kinds for Different Documents co-authored with Wayne Schiess, 50 Washburn L.J. 341 (2011) reprinted in State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice 101 Course, 2013
  • Legal Writing: Basic Editing Up and Down Presentation to the Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys, Annual Meeting 2010
  • Advocacy Insight: What Appellate Practitioners Can Learn from the Blackmun Papers University of Texas 19th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, 2009 co-authored with David Gunn
  • For the Record: Exploring Judicial Notice on Appeal University of Texas 16th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, 2006 co-authored with Rick Thompson, Dana Livingston Cobb, and Jennifer Tillison
  • Use of Restatements and Federal Authority by the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court Practice Manual 2005, ch. 12 (eds. Richard Orsinger & Larry Alexander)
  • What's New at the Texas Supreme Court Clerk's Office University of Texas 15th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, 2005 co-authored with Andrew Weber
  • An Overview of Selected Issues in Punitive Damages, University of Texas Damages Institute, 2004 co-authored with Justice Deborah G. Hankinson, Philip K. Maxwell, and Thomas E. Kurth
  • The New Rules of Evidence, State Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 1998 co-authored with Justice Deborah G. Hankinson
  • Framing Issues Under the New Rules: A View from the Supreme Court, 5 The Appellate Lawyer 4 Houston Bar Ass'n Appellate Practice Section, Winter 1998-99 co-authored with Justice Deborah G. Hankinson
  • Conflicts of Interest- Recent Developments in the Texas Supreme Court co-authored with Justice John Cornyn, 16 Rev. Litig. 515 (1997)
  • A Guide to the Local Rules in Texas Federal Courts, 54 TEX. B.J. 604 (1991) co-authored with David L. Plaut
  • Faculty, 2006 Texas Access to Justice Commission's Motions and Appellate Advocacy Academy Provided intensive skills training to legal aid and other attorneys working with underserved communities
  • Panelist, University of Texas School of Law Diversity Education Weekend 2009-10 The Importance of Legal Writing
  • Univ. of Tex. Conference on State & Federal Appeals 2005-16-Planning Committee, Presiding Officer 2011-14
  • State Bar Advanced Civil Appellate Seminar 2004 - Planning Committee
  • Travis County Bar Ass'n Civil Appellate Law Seminar 1999 - Planning Committee