DALLAS – Estes Thorne & Carr partners Dawn EstesJessica ThorneLori Carr and Carol Payne have again been selected by their peers to The Best Lawyers in America. It is the fourth consecutive year all four have been recognized by the prestigious legal guide.

“Our focus has always been on the success of our clients, not personal accolades,” said Ms. Thorne, the firm’s managing partner. “But to earn the respect of your peers is a strong indication that you are earning consistently positive results for your clients.”

The oldest and one of the most respected guides to the U.S. legal profession, The Best Lawyers in America compiles its annual ranking of the nation’s top lawyers based on confidential peer-review surveys submitted by attorneys who practice in the same legal fields and within the same geographic regions.

For the fourth time, Ms. Estes earned recognition for both her diverse commercial litigation practice, which involves breach of contract, trade secrets, creditor’s rights, and technology-based disputes, as well as for her arbitration work. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Commercial and Employment Arbitrators.

Ms. Thorne was selected for the seventh time for both her family law and commercial litigation work. A family law attorney with keen insights into business litigation, she offers a unique perspective on anticipating, navigating and answering the challenges of litigation.

For the eighth year, Ms. Carr has been recognized for her work in management employment and labor law. 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. She also is highly sought after for her expertise in corporate internal investigations.

Ms. Payne was selected for the 14th consecutive year for her commercial litigation practice and for the first time in construction litigation. An accomplished trial lawyer, she frequently represents clients in real estate, construction and other business disputes.

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