DALLAS – Litigation boutique Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC congratulates partners Dawn Estes, Lori Carr, and Carol Payne for their selection to D Magazine’s 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas list.

This is the ninth time Ms. Estes has been selected among Dallas’ Best Lawyers for her commercial litigation practice, which includes breach of contract, trade secrets, creditor’s rights, director and officer liability, technology-based disputes, and deceptive trade practices work.  In addition to the D Magazine honors, she has earned a place on the Super Lawyers’ lists of Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 female attorneys in Texas. She has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America guide.

Ms. Carr also is making her ninth appearance on the D Magazine listShe is among North Texas’ top labor and employment lawyers for her litigation, mediation, and arbitration work for employers. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she represents clients before courts and government agencies on issues including OSHA, the ADA, and Title VII. Ms. Carr also is highly sought after for her expertise in corporate internal investigations. She has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America throughout her career.

This is Ms. Payne’s third appearance on D Magazine’s list of top commercial litigators. An accomplished trial lawyer, her practice focuses on real estate, construction and other business disputes. She also has significant experience representing lawyers and law firms in professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty cases. In addition, her work has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America as well as Super Lawyers, where she has been named among the state’s Top 100 attorneys and Top 50 female attorneys in Texas.

D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list is based on extensive review of peer nominations conducted by its editors and a panel of top lawyers. The full listing appears in the magazine’s May issue and can be found online at

Entering 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