A native Texan and San Antonian, Madelyn Carter Stanley arrived in the Dallas legal scene with a bang and has already started packing the house with her involvement in the Dallas community and dedication to improving the lives of others. Madelyn co-chairs the DAYL Trial Skills Committee, and she recently planned DAYL’s signature event: the Trial Skills Bootcamp. The packed event granted young lawyers an opportunity to learn practical litigation skills and receive real-time feedback from experienced attorneys and Dallas County judges. The 2023 Trial Skills Bootcamp focused on voir dire and was a resounding success.
Madelyn graduated from Texas Christian University before receiving her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and advocated for abused and neglected children in Washington, D.C. After a federal clerkship in San Antonio, Madelyn moved to Dallas and is now a commercial litigator at Vinson & Elkins. At V&E, Madelyn represents clients in securities litigation, government investigations, contract disputes, and banking regulatory matters. Madelyn continues to serve the community through her pro bono work, which includes assisting Afghan asylum seekers, representing tenants at the DVAP Eviction Clinic, and drafting clemency applications for survivors of human trafficking.
When she’s not working, Madelyn enjoys watching English Premier League soccer, playing pickleball, and going to White Rock Lake.