• J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1997
  • M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1982
  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1976

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Legal writing


After working as a military logistics planner and retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Stone-Harris attended the St. Mary’s University School of Law and served as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 28 of St. Mary’s Law Journal.

After law school, she worked for state and federal courts for 18 years, including the Fourth Court of Appeals, the Western District of Texas, the Eastern District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. During that time, Stone-Harris managed a wide variety of lawsuits involving federal, state, and regulatory law; advised presiding judges on complex legal issues in civil and criminal lawsuits; prepared judicial opinions, judgments, jury instructions, and findings of fact and conclusions of law; and participated in notice-and-comment rule-making.

She taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law for 12 years. She trained law students serving as judicial interns for 14 years.

Honors and Awards

  • 2005/06 United States Supreme Court Fellow


Articles in a Periodical

  • The Remarkable First 50 Women Law Graduates of St. Mary’s University: Part One, 50 St. Mary’s L.J. 951 (2019).
  • Using Standards of Review as a Guide to Filing Pretrial Motions in Federal Court, 58 The Fed. Law. 22 (2011)
  • Minimizing the Risk of Identity Theft from Court Filings, San Antonio Law., Jul.-Aug. 2010, at 22
  • Civil Appointments in Federal Court, San Antonio Law., Jan.-Feb. 2010, at 9
  • How to Vary from the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Without Being Reversed, Fed. Sent’g Rep., Feb. 2007, at 183
  • Local Rule Can Bar Immunity Defense, San Antonio Law., Mar.-Apr. 2002, at 9
  • Expanding the Scope of Appellate Review for Defendants Who Plead Guilty, San Antonio Law., May-June 2000, at 10
  • Tamez v. State: A Step Towards Due Process in Felony DWI Cases, San Antonio Law., Mar-Apr. 2000, at 16 & Voice for the Def., May 2000, at 30
  • Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls in Mental Health Commitments, 96 J. of Tex. Med. 56 (2000)
  • Appealing Juvenile Admonishments, Voice for the Def., Mar. 1999, at 25
  • Family Violence Court: It’s About More than Punishment, San Antonio Law., Mar.-Apr. 1999, at 3
  • Appealing a Negotiated Plea under the New TRAP Rules, San Antonio Law., Jul.-Aug. 1998, at 28 & Voice for the Def., Oct. 1998, at 33
  • Harm Analysis Under TRAP 44.2: The Trap for the Unwary Criminal Defense Lawyer, San Antonio Law., May-June 1998, at 10 & Voice for the Def., May 1998, at 14
  • Comment, Same-Sex Harassment—The Next Step in the Evolution of Sexual Harassment Law Under Title VII, 28 St. Mary’s L.J. 269 (1996)
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