Staff Attorney on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas, TX
Haley M. Owen began coaching moot court for Baylor in 2022 after falling in love with Baylor’s nationally-ranked advocacy program as a law student. She is dedicated to mentoring and supporting Baylor Law students through their time as student advocates and beyond, and she is especially passionate about helping young female attorneys navigate the unique challenges of litigation practice. Before coaching, she assisted the legal writing faculty with the Practice Court program.
Haley received a dual Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma in 2015 and a Master of Arts from Texas Woman’s University in 2017 before receiving her Juris Doctor from Baylor Law in 2020. During her time as a law student, Haley had the privilege of representing Baylor in numerous advocacy competitions, including the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where she received the National Best Oralist award, as well as being on the national championship team.
Haley serves as a Staff Attorney on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas. Before joining the court, she worked in private practice, first at an Am Law 100 firm practicing general business litigation and then at a litigation boutique practicing insurance defense. She is involved in several local and state bar committees and is an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, where she serves on the Harm Prevention Committee.
Haley met her husband, Ryan Owen, at Baylor Law during orientation weekend. After surviving Practice Court as partners, Haley and Ryan were married during their 3L spring break, just days before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan regularly assists with Haley’s moot court teams and provides his expertise as an appellate practitioner. They have a daughter who keeps them on their toes, and they are expecting a son in early fall 2023.