Seven Estes Thorne Carr Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in America for 2020

August 30, 2019

DALLAS – Seven Estes Thorne & Carr attorneys – Dawn Estes, Jessica Thorne, Lori Carr, Carol Payne, Katherine Anand, Lindsay Daye Barbee and Abby Ewing – have been selected by their peers to The Best Lawyers in America.

“It’s a pleasure to see our peers recognize more than a third of our firm’s attorneys,” said Ms. Thorne, the firm’s managing partner. “Our goal is to provide the highest level of representation for our clients whether it is a commercial-litigation or family law matter and these honors show the diverse impact we achieve in our practice.”

The seven recognized attorneys represent eight unique practice areas, with several attorneys honored for work in more than one area of practice, for a total of twelve recognized separate honors. 

Recognized among the nation’s top commercial litigators were Dawn Estes, Jessica Thorne, Carol Payne and Katherine Anand, were recognized among the nation’s top commercial litigators. It is the fifth selection for Ms. Estes, the eighth for Ms. Thorne and 15th for Ms. Payne. It is the first for Ms. Anand.

Additionally, Ms. Estes was recognized for her arbitration practice. Ms. Payne earned additional honors for her construction litigation and legal malpractice defense work.

In addition to her commercial litigation selection, Ms. Thorne was one of three firm partners honored for their work in family law.

Also earning family law practice selection were Ms. Ewing and Ms. Barbee. It is the third selection for Ms. Ewing and the first for Ms. Barbee. Ms. Thorne and Ms. Ewing each received additional recognition for their work in collaborative law.

Ms. Carr was recognized for a ninth time for her labor and employment-related litigation practice as well as her employment law representation of management.

The oldest and one of the most respected guides to the U.S. legal profession, The Best Lawyers in America compiles its annual ranking of the nation's top lawyers based on confidential peer-review surveys submitted by attorneys who practice in the same legal fields and within the same geographic regions.

Entering its 11th year, Estes Thorne & Carr’s collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys represents clients in commercial litigation, family law, construction, ERISA litigation, labor and employment, and appellate matters. A Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-certified business, Estes Thorne & Carr is one of the largest women-owned law firms in the Southwest. Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas, 75219.