Our Steering Committee of seven Texas female lawyers wanted something new.


We have all attended educational CLE’s and even legal industry women’s events. We felt that a void existed that needed to be filled: to provide female lawyers of all career stages an unaffiliated, independent group within which to explore how gender affects their careers and to find mentors, friends, and more. We do not seek to replace the standard car wrecks or ethics CLE’s provided by existing legal associations. We do not seek to compete with any existing groups. We want to bring female trial lawyers from across Texas together at least once a year to focus on our goals.

Collectively we have achieved top-level multi-district litigation appointments, managed meshothelioma dockets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, developed marketing strategies to increase law firm profits, spoken across the country, been published in most trial lawyer industry publications, become partners in some of the most exceptional Texas plaintiffs’ firms, been elected to lead local trial lawyer associations, been appointed to serve on national trial lawyer committees, lobbied for change in Washington, D.C., completed hundreds of continuing education hours, been licensed to practice in multiple states and courts, been selected as Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Lawyers, and more.

We want all up-and-coming female lawyers to achieve what we have, what our speakers have, and more. We aim to provide a forum within which we can support each other to reach new heights in the legal profession without asking for donations, membership fees, or dealing with politics.


Sofia Bruera

Owner, Bruera Law Firm

Stacey Burke

Owner, Stacey E. Burke, P.C.

Erin Copeland

Partner, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs


katherine cornell

Partner, Pulaski Kherkher

Christina Feller

Partner, Ferrer, Poirot, Wansbrough, Feller, Daniel, Abney

Shalimar Wallis

Partner, Watts Guerra LLP

Caryn Papantonakis

Senior Counsel, Johnson Law Group

We formed Texas Women Rainmakers with these goals in mind:


To inspire and equip female attorneys with the knowledge and skills necessary to step into leadership roles and become decision makers.


To provide networking opportunities for women at every career stage and every firm size to build personal and professional relationships by connecting with other female attorneys.

To teach women how to promote themselves both within their own law firms and in the greater legal profession.


To learn from and with women lawyers from diverse backgrounds about what critical skills are necessary and how these skills are best acquired.


To teach female lawyers how to be true to themselves, be optimistic, take risks, chart their own course, have a vision, and promote themselves in order to achieve their potential and develop their professional practices.


To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members by providing quality continuing education to female attorneys from a wide variety of practice areas on current legal issues with respected and exciting speakers.