DALLAS – Dallas trial attorney Dawn Estes of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC has earned a place on D Magazine‘s 2012 listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” based on her work for a variety of clients in business litigation.

Lawyers can only appear on D Magazine‘s “Best Lawyers” list through peer nominations. In the case of Ms. Estes, fellow lawyers noted that she is among the best Dallas business litigation attorneys they’ve observed over the past year. The 2012 list appears in the May issue of D Magazine.

Ms. Estes was named to the same listing in 2011, and also appeared in D Magazine’s 2010 list of “The Best Women Lawyers in Dallas.” She also has been honored in the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since the list began in 2003 based on her work in business litigation, and was named to Texas Super Lawyers‘ list of the Top 50 women lawyers in 2011.

A founding partner of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr, Ms. Estes handles trial work for large and mid-sized corporate clients in the financial, energy, construction and technology fields. For more than 20 years, she has developed a broad range of legal experience and expertise, including work in cases involving trade secret and proprietary information misappropriation, breach of contract, fraud and fiduciary duty claims. She also represents clients in cases involving Internet and computer technology law, including issues concerning software performance, development disputes, domain name issues, e-commerce ventures and website development issues.

Ms. Estes also is an arbitrator and mediator, and serves on the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Arbitrators. She works as a court-appointed mediator, and her dispute-resolution skills have been employed on behalf of the Dallas-based non-profit Dispute Mediation Services, which has helped more than 250,000 individuals resolve their disputes. She also loves music, serving as an active supporter of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, a Member of the President’s Advisory Council for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and lead singer for a Texas Country and Americana band.

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is one of the few certified 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, real estate, bankruptcy, insurance, appellate, legal malpractice and other corporate legal matters. To learn more, visit the firm’s website at

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