Kelsi Stayart White


Kelsi Stayart White


Kelsi Stayart White focuses on commercial litigation. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law with experience in legal research, analysis, and oral advocacy. Ms. White served as a law clerk for Judge Leslie H. Southwick, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where she further honed her legal writing skills by drafting memos and opinions.

During law school she served as associate editor of the Texas Law Review, and interned for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Tony M. Davis in Austin. She graduated with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Texas at Austin.


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  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with highest honors, May 2015
    • Chancellors Society
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor – Texas Law Review
    • Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
    • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence Awards
    • Dean’s Achievement Awards – Outstanding Student in Constitutional Law I
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with highest honors, December 2011
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • State Bar of Texas


  • Jay Lawrence Westbrook & Kelsi Stayart White, The Demystification of Contracts in Bankruptcy, 91 American Bankruptcy Law Journal  481, Issue 3 (Summer 2017)

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