J. Mark Little

Second-Year Council & Editor-in-Chief

Mark Little represents clients in a broad range of appeals and original proceedings in federal and state courts across the country. He has argued a number of cases in courts ranging from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to the Texas and Washington Supreme Courts. He also works with trial counsel to formulate pre-trial strategies, write dispositive motions, prepare jury charges, and preserve error at trial.

Eleanor Mason

Assistant Editor & Columnist

Staff Attorney at Fourteenth Court of Appeals

Jonathan Brush

Assistant Editor

JoAnn Storey


JoAnn Storey is an attorney providing legal services covering Appellate.

JoAnn Storey, who practices law in Houston, Texas, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2005 – 2019. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. She graduated in 1980. After passing the bar exam, she was admitted to legal practice in 1980.

Ben Geslison

Assistant Editor

Ben Geslison is a Senior Associate at Baker Botts L.L.P.

Liz Rice

Assistant Editor

Nicholas Bruno

Second-Year Council

Nicholas Bruno is an appellate associate at Beck Redden. Before joining Beck Redden, he clerked for Justice Harvey Brown of the First Court of Appeals of Texas. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as the Chief Online Content Editor of the Texas Law Review and was a member of the University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic.

Anthony Lucisano

Assistant Editor

Tony Lucisano is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Baker Botts. He represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters with a focus on appellate proceedings and critical motions practice. Tony has briefed and argued appeals in both state and federal court, and his trial-court practice ranges from securities class actions, to mass tort litigation, and all types of commercial matters in between.

Parth Gejji


Parth S. Gejji is an associate in Beck Redden’s appellate section. Parth focuses his practice on civil appeals and complex civil litigation.

Ryan Pitts


Ryan Pitts represents clients in complex litigation matters, focusing on appellate advocacy. He began his legal career with clerkships at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.