DALLAS – Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC partner Dawn Estes has been named to the prestigious Dallas 500 list for 2020, which recognizes the most influential business leaders in North Texas.

Leaders across more than 50 industry sectors, including five legal categories, were selected following extensive interviews and research by the editors of D CEO magazine.   Ms. Estes was among the elite group of just 18 law firms leaders to be recognized.

As a founding member of Estes Thorne & Carr, Ms. Estes helped create one of the region’s largest women-owned law firms, which was profiled in the July 2019 edition of D CEO. As noted in the article, “The Dallas Law Firm That Proved Timing Isn’t Everything,” the founding members have succeeded in achieving their goal of pioneering a collaborative experience and forging long-term relationships with clients.

In the article, Ms. Estes explains how the firm’s experienced lawyers focus on laying a foundation for the future by serving as role models and mentors for young leaders, never forgetting that “the journey is the reward. It’s not what comes at the end. It’s the process.”

“Dawn’s personality and professional focus are cornerstones of this firm,” said managing partner Jessica Thorne. “She is the type of person you are drawn to and, as her clients will tell you, trust completely. She is a true leader in every sense f the word.”

The Dallas 500 selection punctuates a year in which Ms. Estes earned an impressive string of professional honors. She was included for the third time among the Top 100 attorneys in the state by Texas Super Lawyers and also named one of the Top 50 female attorneys. She earned recognition among the BTI Client Service All-Stars as selected by corporate counsel for providing superior client service. This was the fifth year she has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America list and the ninth year D Magazine has included her in its Best Lawyers in Dallas issue for her commercial litigation work.

A recognized leader among Texas business litigators, Ms. Estes also contributed a chapter on e-discovery for the Texas Business Litigation handbook published earlier this year by Texas Lawyer.

In its 11th year, Estes Thorne & Carr’s collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys represents clients in commercial litigation, family law, construction, ERISA litigation, labor and employment, and appellate matters. 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