Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Estes Thorne & Carr’s Commercial/Business Litigation practice is top-notch. 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.

While we are proud of our accolades, we are most proud of our client service and our ability to win.  We thrive when working collaboratively as a team with in-house counsel, and we believe that any win is a win for the entire team. We also make it a point to listen and understand the people involved and what motivates them.

Our legal strategy is not one size fits all; it is determined by your circumstances; your goals.  In many instances, we’re able to avoid the courtroom and secure favorable settlements for our clients without the need for litigation. But we believe the only way to do that is to be willing, ready, and able to go to trial.  And when that becomes necessary, we will wrestle it to the ground.

Our firm has decades of experience with business disputes of all shapes and sizes. Here are some examples:

  • Contract disputes
  • Business break-ups
  • Fraud and claims of misrepresentation
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions
  • Negligence
  • Slander
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Force Majeure Clauses

We’ve handled these and more in a variety of industries. Here’s just a few:

  • Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Energy
  • Multi-level Marketing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Real Estate