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Alicia Pitts

Alicia Pitts is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Her practice focuses on both trial and appellate matters.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Appellate Year 2020 in Review: SCOTX and the Fifth Circuit," co-author, The Texas Lawbook, January 15, 2021.
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Qualifications

Education

B.A., & B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2016, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2019, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note and Comments Editor, SMU Law Review; Inaugural Recipient, Thomas W. Luce III Centennial Dedman Law Scholarship

Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Brett Busby, Supreme Court of Texas, 2019-2020

Extern to the Honorable Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018

Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Publication
A Balancing of 'Incomparable Interests:' The Pickering Test and First Amendment Rights of Government [...]
May, 03 2021

Once used mainly to describe a discontinued television show or rained-out event, “cancelled” has now taken on a new meaning. In today’s “cancel” culture, “a careless comment can ruin reputations and crater careers that have been built over a lifetime.” Moser v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 984 F.3d 900, 911–12 (9th Cir. 2021) (Lee, J.). Of course, “for private employers, it is their prerogati [...]