Kerri Panchuk

Practice Areas

  • Commercial/Business Litigation

Kerri Panchuk brings an extensive background in commercial and civil litigation, previously serving for more than three years at a litigation firm where she represented businesses, individuals, and other professionals during every phase of litigation.

Kerri is an experienced writer and editor and has contributed numerous articles to local and national real estate and business publications, including the Dallas Business Journal and Bisnow, a commercial real estate publication focused on serving the needs of developers and CRE professionals nationwide.  She has extensive experience covering the residential and commercial-backed securities markets and structured finance products. Prior to joining Estes Thorn & Carr PLLC, Kerri served as an associate in the professional liability defense space, working with real estate agents, brokers, accountants, and other professionals.

Education And Certifications

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2012)

B.A., Texas Tech University, cum laude (2000)


State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas



Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Community Activities

Contributing Writer for various legal and real estate periodicals.

  • One Sin Too Many! Stop Human Trafficking! - - 08/2022 - Co-Author
  • The Dallas Women Lawyers Association - Growth and Expansion, Dallas Bar Association - 03/2023 - Author

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Thomson Coe, LLP (2021-2023)

Commercial Real Estate Writer, Bisnow (2019-2021)

Associate, Law Office of William Chu (2016-2019)

Conflicts Analyst, Haynes and Boone (2014-2015)

Journalist/Online Editor, Housingwire (2011-2014)

Reporter, Dallas Business Journal (2008-2011)

Online Managing Editor and Web Anchor, (2007-2008)

Reporter and Fill-In News Anchor, KAMC-28 Lubbock and KLTV in Tyler, Texas (2002-2005)