DALLAS – Six Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC partners have been recognized on the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers listing, with Dawn Estes earning special recognition for a third consecutive year among the Top 100 attorneys in the state, regardless of practice focus.

Additionally, Ms. Estes and Carol Payne were selected among Texas’ Top 50 female attorneys as well as the Top 100 attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“We are proud of all our attorneys, but this is a particular honor for Dawn and Carol,” said managing partner Jessica Thorne. “If you ask their clients, they would all agree that they are unquestionably among the top attorneys in Texas, or anywhere across the country.”

The selection to the 2019 Super Lawyers listing was the 17th for Ms. Estes in the area of business litigation and the sixth for Ms. Payne. Also selected among the state’s top business litigation attorneys was Linda Moore.

Ms. Thorne was selected among the state’s leading family law attorneys for an 11th year. Also honored for her family law practice for a fifth time was Abby Ewing.

Lori Carr was recognized for a ninth time for her employment & labor practice.

Texas Super Lawyers is published annually by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Selection is based on a statewide survey of lawyers followed by extensive editorial review, with no more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys chosen each year, with the top-rated attorneys receiving special recognition. For more information, visit

Earlier this year, four firm attorneys – Katherine “Katie” Anand, Lindsay Daye Barbee, Lauren Leider and Terah Moxley – earned selection to the companion Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young attorneys.

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