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Justice Catherine Stone (Ret.), Arbitrator, San Antonio, Texas.

Justice Catherine Stone (Ret.)

Langley & Banack, Inc.
745 E Mulberry Avenue
Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel: (210) 736-6600
Cell: (210)573-8391
Fax: (210)735-6889
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2015
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)100
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)20
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


With nearly four decades of legal and judicial experience, Catherine M. Stone brings a seasoned and realistic view to legal issues. Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law, Catherine served as a justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals for nearly 21 years. Appointed to that Court in 1994 by the late Governor Ann Richards, Catherine was thereafter elected in 2008 as Chief Justice of the Court. During her tenure on the Court she wrote thousands of legal opinions, and under her leadership as Chief Justice, the Fourth Court of Appeals was widely recognized as an efficient and innovative court. Catherine was also elected by her fellow Chief Justices to serve a two-year term as the Chief of the Texas Council of Chief Justices.

After retiring from her judicial career in 2014, Catherine joined Langley & Banack, where she leads the Appellate Practice Group and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Catherine offers full appellate services, including appellate and trial briefing and strategy, oral arguments, brief editing and review. Catherine also maintains a full ADR docket and her decades of judicial service provide valuable insight to litigants and counsel in mediation and arbitration settings. Catherine offers a complete range of mediation and arbitration services throughout Texas.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Assumption College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1976
  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987—present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association
    • Certified Arbitrator
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Texas Bar Association
    • Member: Appellate section
    • Member: Judicial section
  • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Member: Appellate section
  • Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • Maverick County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, William Session Chapter
    • Member 1994-2017
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care
    • Member: 1997-2007
  • Texas Multidistrict Litigation Panel
    • Member: 2007-2014
  • Texas Council of Chief Justices
    • Member: 2009-2014
    • Chair: 2011-2013

Rates Information

$450.00 per hour.  Will charge for study time.  $250 per hour for travel.  No cancellation fee. 

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