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sperry@reedsmith.com

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Stan represents energy clients encountering toxic tort, product liability, and mass tort litigation. With more than 28 years of legal experience, Stan oversees and advises on complex litigation matters of potentially great significance to the energy industry: 

  • He leads teams of attorneys in multi-state and multidistrict litigation (MDL) to achieve client’s objectives, whether that is trying lawsuits or resolving litigation efficiently and effectively. 
  • He has extensive experience in applying the standards for the admissibility of expert testimony in state and federal courts, including motions to challenge experts under Daubert, Frye, and other standards.
  • He has served as national benzene counsel for a global energy company since 2008.  His work in benzene litigation has covered upstream, midstream, downstream, and residential claims involving alleged exposures to aromatics (benzene, gasoline, diesel, among others).  

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1990, J.D., Senior Editorial Board of The Journal of Law and Politics; Honor Counsel
  • Baylor University, 1987, B.A., Dean's Distinguished Lists

  • Texas
  • Illinois

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Arkansas

  • Baylor University Law School – Adjunct Professor – Litigation Management LLM 
  • State Bar of Texas, The Pro Bono College 
  • State Bar of Texas, Standing Committee, Lawyers' Assistance Program (TLAP), member of TLAP 2013-2018,, chair 2015 - 2016
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section

  • Honorable E. Gerald Tremblay, Circuit Court - Albemarle County, Virginia

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list (2005-2018) - Environmental Litigation
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Oil and Gas Law, 2013-2020

Civic Involvement

  • Jefferson Award for Public Service, 2014
  • Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – Houston Advisory Committee Member and Pro Bono Counsel
  • Spring Spirit Baseball - Volunteer
  • Living Water, International – Volunteer, Fundraiser, and Organizer of Los Ninos del Aqua El Salvador Mission Trip (2013)