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Dallas' Estes Okon Thorne & Carr, Firm Attorneys Honored for Success in 2013

August 2, 2013

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Estes Okon Thorne & Carr PLLC and several of the firm’s attorneys have compiled an impressive list of state and national honors during the first half of 2013.

Most recently, firm partners Lori Carr, Jessica Thorne, and Carol Payne earned selection to the 2013 edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers based on their prior selections to the annual listing of The Best Lawyers in America. The 2013 edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers is included in the May 31, 2013, editions of The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Austin American-Statesman and the Texas edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Ms. Carr and fellow firm partners Dawn Estes and Linda Moore earned recognition in the 2013 edition of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, which recognizes Texas attorneys with the highest peer-reviewed rankings from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. The annual listing appeared in the March 29, 2013, editions of The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and the Texas edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Earlier this year, Ms. Estes also earned a spot on D Magazine’s annual listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. The 2013 honorees were selected through a peer-review voting process, including ballots submitted by nearly 9,000 local lawyers. An independent panel of distinguished attorneys assisted the magazine's editors with the final list, which appears in the May 2013 edition of D Magazine and is available online at www.dmagazine.com.

Estes Okon associates Katherine Anand, Anthony H. Lowenberg, and Kevin Muenster also earned places on the 2013 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Ms. Anand is recognized for her work in business litigation; Mr. Lowenberg for business and general litigation; and Mr. Muenster for civil litigation defense, energy and natural resources law, and construction litigation. The honorees were chosen through a statewide survey, with less than 2.5 percent of all eligible Texas attorneys earning selection. Ms. Anand, Mr. Lowenberg and Mr. Muenster were featured in the April 2013 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.

In addition to the individual attorneys’ honors, Estes Okon has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s 2013 Best Law Firms. The listing is compiled using surveys of thousands of attorneys and law firm clients nationwide, including every Fortune 100 company and nearly 600 companies in the Fortune 1000.

Estes Okon also has been selected among the Go-To Law Firms for the Fortune 500, following American Lawyer Media’s survey of in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies. Nationwide Insurance recommended Estes Okon based on the firm’s work in labor and employment, complex bad faith and coverage matters.

Estes Okon also earned a spot on LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s 2013 listing of Top Ranked Law Firms, which highlights firms where one-third of the attorneys have achieved an AV® Preeminent™ peer-review rating based on confidential interviews with thousands of lawyers and legal professionals from across the U.S.

Estes Okon 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, labor and employment, energy, construction, bankruptcy, insurance, health care, family law, and other corporate legal matters. To learn more, visit the firm at its new website, www.estesokon.com.

For more information about the honors for Estes Okon Thorne & Carr, please contact Mike Androvett at 800-559-4534 or mike@androvett.com.


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