Joel Stonedale is an attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 
Before joining the Foundation, Joel clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was a litigation associate at McKool Smith.
Joel graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.  He received a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program and a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where was named a Distinguished Scholar and graduated with highest honors. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas.