Estes Thorne Ewing & Payne Attorneys Garner 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Honors

You might notice a little something extra in our step today. In fact, you might even say we’re an office of lawyers who are feeling Super!   What is at the root of the excitement? It is the announcement that six of our attorneys – Dawn Estes, Jessica Thorne, Abby Ewing, Carol Payne, Lori Carr and […]

Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators Include Four from Estes Thorne Ewing & Payne

In sports, the best defense is said to be a good offense. But in the courtroom, the best defense unquestionably centers on an exceptional defense attorney.   According to Lawdragon 500, Estes Thorne is home to four of the best in the country. “The pride of Litigation Nation.” (Take our word for it, that really is […]

Total of 10 Estes Thorne Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in America Recognition

There is really only one thing to say when 10 members of your firm are honored by The Best Lawyers in America – including two who also earned the mantel of “Lawyer of the Year.”  Wow!  We are especially proud of name partners Dawn Estes and Carol Payne who were selected as Lawyers of the […]

Stephanie Matherne, Kim Winnubst Become Latest Estes Thorne Ewing & Payne Lawdragons

Over the past several years a number of our partners have been honored in various Lawdragon legal guides for their outstanding work. We are extremely proud to be adding two more Estes Thorne Ewing & Payne attorneys to that formidable group.  Family law attorney Stephanie Matherne and commercial litigator Kim Winnubst were selected to the […]

Estes Thorne & Carr Adds Commercial Litigation, Family Law Attorneys

Kerri Panchuk, Shmyla Alam join respected Dallas litigation boutique  DALLAS – Commercial litigator Kerri Panchuk and family law attorney Shmyla Alam have joined the Dallas firm Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC.  “Kerri and Shmyla are exceptional attorneys with a proven commitment to client service and finding the best possible solutions for unique situations,” said Dawn Estes. “They […]


As the Curtain Rises, So Goes Kim Winnubst Scene I … Kim Winnubst enrolls at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 2009, focused on her dream of becoming a lawyer. The personable (dare we say “bubbly”) young woman has been cautioned about the rigors of law school, acquiescing to the repeated advice against […]


Dallas is unquestionably home to one of the top legal communities in the state, if not the country. And while we don’t like to brag, Estes Thorne & Carr can boast of having three of the area’s best in our ranks. Combining the diverse experience of Big Law with the uniquely personal approach that is […]


If the first three months are any indication, 2023 is shaping up to be a banner year for Stephanie Matherne. We started the year celebrating her promotion to partner. Now even more congratulations are due as she has earned her fourth consecutive selection to the Texas Rising Stars legal guide to the leading young attorneys […]


Article From D Magazine CHILDREN CAN DECIDE WHICH PARENT THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH. Reality: A judge may consider a child’s wishes, but they are not required to follow them. Even if a child lives primarily with one parent, he or she will still spend time with the other parent and, absent a risk of […]