DALLAS – Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC partners Dawn EstesLori Carr and Carol Payne have been selected to the 2018 listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.

“We are very proud of these attorneys and how they embody our core values of collaboration, excellence and integrity,” said managing partner Jessica Thorne.

This is the eighth time Ms. Estes has earned honors from D Magazine for her work representing large and mid-sized corporate clients in commercial litigation. She handles disputes involving breach of contract, trade secrets, creditor’s rights, director and officer liability, technology-based disputes, and deceptive trade practices. A member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial and Employment Arbitrators, Ms. Estes frequently serves as a court-appointed mediator.

Ms. Carr earned honors for her labor and employment practice. It is the fourth year she has been recognized by D Magazine. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she represents employers in litigation, mediation, arbitration and before government agencies. Ms. Carr also is highly sought after for her expertise in corporate internal investigations involving claims of sexual harassment, fraud, and ethics violations.

Ms. Payne is also making a repeat appearance on the list for her commercial litigation work. An accomplished trial lawyer on matters involving real estate, construction and other business disputes, she also advises clients on best practices designed to avoid the courtroom. She has significant experience representing lawyers and law firms in professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

The annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list is based on extensive review of peer nominations conducted by D Magazine editors and a panel of the city’s most respected attorneys. The full listing appears in the publication’s May edition and can be found online at

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, and appellate. 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.

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