Mary Kate Raffetto

Partner

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Houston

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Direct: 713.951.6223

Fax: 713.951.3720

Direct: 713.951.6223

Fax: 713.951.3720

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For Mary Kate, the heart of client service comes down to critical listening.

An experienced trial and appellate specialist with a background in education, Mary Kate understands the power of communicating complex ideas with clarity and precision. Her skill as an orator and diligent pursuit of her clients’ interests allow her to be a highly effective courtroom advocate.

Mary Kate has significant trial and appellate experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She represents sophisticated clients in a variety of industries and has developed nuanced expertise in handling complex products liability, catastrophic personal injury, commercial, and securities matters.

Mary Kate has served as a first-chair attorney on both trial and appellate matters, participated in over a dozen trial teams across the country, and has argued in both state and federal appellate courts. As a result, Mary Kate is uniquely positioned to serve in trial or appellate roles. Her ability to use compelling storytelling to engage audiences coupled with a careful attention to record preservation makes her an effective advocate and a trusted advisor to her clients.

Mary Kate has been named in The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation (2022-2024) and recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (2022 – 2023). She was also recently named to Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation (2023), a list honoring the 500 most outstanding young lawyers in the country.

Before joining Beck Redden, Mary Kate clerked for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. During her clerkship, she gained valuable insight into federal motion practice and procedure. Mary Kate graduated from The University of Texas School of Law where she served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and a Teaching Quizmaster for the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy.

Prior to law school, Mary Kate taught high school mathematics in San Antonio, Texas through Teach For America for two years. She remains passionate about education and serves on the Houston Urban Debate League’s Young Professionals Council and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, an organization dedicated to assisting refugee youth enrolled in Houston’s public schools.

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  • Honors & Awards
    • Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation Leading Lawyer Guide in Appellate, Commercial Litigation, 2023
    • Named in The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024, Appellate Practice, 2024
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers – Texas, 2022 – 2023
    • San Antonio Independent School District “Rising Star” Teacher of the Year, 2010 – 2011
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Presenter, “Handling Your First Excursions: Things I Learned From My First Depositions & Discovery Hearings,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting (May 2023)
BADGE_Super-Lawyers-Rising-Star Lawdragon General Best Lawyers

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with Honors, 2015

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • Teaching Quizmaster, David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy
  • Dean’s Achievement Awards: Torts (Fall 2012), Election Law (Spring 2014)

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Public Relations, 2008

  • UT Speech

Mary Kate Raffetto

Partner,

Houston

Raffetto_Mary_Kate-sml

Direct: 713.951.6223

Fax: 713.951.3720

Direct: 713.951.6223

Fax: 713.951.3720

Raffetto_Mary_Kate-sml

Mary Kate has served as a first-chair attorney on both trial and appellate matters, participated in over a dozen trial teams across the country, and has argued in both state and federal appellate courts. As a result, Mary Kate is uniquely positioned to serve in trial or appellate roles. Her ability to use compelling storytelling to engage audiences coupled with a careful attention to record preservation makes her an effective advocate and a trusted advisor to her clients.

Mary Kate has been named in The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation (2022-2024) and recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (2022 – 2023). She was also recently named to Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation (2023), a list honoring the 500 most outstanding young lawyers in the country.

Before joining Beck Redden, Mary Kate clerked for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. During her clerkship, she gained valuable insight into federal motion practice and procedure. Mary Kate graduated from The University of Texas School of Law where she served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and a Teaching Quizmaster for the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy.

Prior to law school, Mary Kate taught high school mathematics in San Antonio, Texas through Teach For America for two years. She remains passionate about education and serves on the Houston Urban Debate League’s Young Professionals Council and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, an organization dedicated to assisting refugee youth enrolled in Houston’s public schools.

Expand All
  • Honors & Awards
    • Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation Leading Lawyer Guide in Appellate, Commercial Litigation, 2023
    • Named in The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024, Appellate Practice, 2024
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers – Texas, 2022 – 2023
    • San Antonio Independent School District “Rising Star” Teacher of the Year, 2010 – 2011
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Presenter, “Handling Your First Excursions: Things I Learned From My First Depositions & Discovery Hearings,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting (May 2023)
Rising Stars
Lawdragon Badge

Appellate

Commercial Litigation

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with Honors, 2015

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • Teaching Quizmaster, David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy
  • Dean’s Achievement Awards: Torts (Fall 2012), Election Law (Spring 2014)

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Public Relations, 2008

  • UT Speech