DALLAS — The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is pleased to announce that name partners Jane Taber, Dawn Estes and Lori Carr have earned spots among D Magazine’s 2010 listing of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas.

Ms. Taber is recognized for her expertise in corporate finance and mergers, Ms. Estes is recognized for her accomplishments in business litigation, and Ms. Carr is highlighted for her work in labor & employment law.

The first-ever listing of the top women lawyers in the Dallas was developed through nominations made by attorneys across North Texas. The executive editor of D Magazine worked with a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys to compile the final listing, which is featured in D Magazine’s May issue and available at throughout the year.

Ms. Taber counsels businesses in a variety of transactional matters, corporate governance, operational concerns, risk management, dispute resolution and contractual issues. Her practice includes a focus on advising insurance entities and health care providers on legal issues unique to those industries.

Ms. Estes’ litigation practice focuses on complex commercial and contract litigation. She has developed additional expertise in technology law, including matters involving software performance, trade secret misappropriation and e-commerce. She also serves as an arbitrator and court-appointed mediator.

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Carr counsels and defends employers in virtually all facets of labor & employment law. She assists clients with training and consultation, risk management, litigation defense and representation before government agencies.

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is one of the few women-owned law firms in Dallas. It features a collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys, representing clients in business litigation and transactions, labor and employment, family law, health care, energy, construction, insurance and other corporate legal matters. To learn more, visit the firm’s Web site at

For more information about Taber Estes Thorne & Carr, please contact Alan Bentrup at 800-559-4534 or