DALLAS – Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC co-founder Dawn Estes recently earned recognition as one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Dallas Women Lawyers for 2018.

Ms. Estes was among those honored during Texas Legal Diversity Week activities for her leadership and commitment to diversity within the legal community. Now in its second year, Legal Diversity Week brings together attorneys, paralegals, litigation managers, judges and executives for frank discussions and the sharing of best practices.

“As a co-founder of a firm built upon the principles of diversity, Dawn has always been a guiding force for change, cultivating and empowering inclusive workplace cultures,” said managing partner Jessica Thorne. “Her success, together with the success of this firm, has helped challenge old stereotypes of what a lawyer should look like.”

Estes Thorne & Carr recently earned recognition by the Dallas Business Journal as being among the largest women-owned businesses in North Texas. The firm is the 15th largest among 26 companies reporting 100 percent female ownership.

Ms. Estes has been recognized among the state’s top business litigation and alternative dispute resolution attorneys by Texas Super Lawyers consistently over the past 16 years. She is regularly selected to the list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, as well as the list of Top 100 Lawyers, along with her partner, Carol Payne. In addition, she is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America annual legal guide.

Celebrating the firm’s 10th year, Estes Thorne & Carr’s collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys represents clients in commercial litigation, labor and employment, ERISA litigation, family law, appellate, and healthcare litigation. A Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-certified business, Estes Thorne & Carr is one of the largest women-owned law firms in the Southwest. Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas, 75219.

Rhonda Reddick