HOW WE DID IT: To compile our list of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, we asked lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number to designate their primary area of practice. We then asked them to nominate two lawyers outside their firms and one within their firms in their area of practice, keeping the following question in mind: which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best? Answers could include co-counsel, lawyers who voters had observed in court, and opposing counsel. After the votes were tallied, a panel of eminent lawyers met with our editors to evaluate the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas 2010 list. Self-nominations were not counted. The panel’s anonymity was assured to allow the lawyers to speak freely about issues regarding their peers that would be known only to the legal community. Voting was conducted exclusively at dmagazine.com. After this list was completed, we turned a copy over to our sales staff. The sales department cannot add to or subtract from the list. They in turn offer full-profile advertisements to the winners. The editors have no idea who purchases these ads, which are found in a special advertising section somewhere else in the magazine. If a lawyer declines to buy an ad, she is still listed. No one can buy an ad in the special section unless she is included in this list.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE/MEDIATION

Courtenay Bass
Gilbert Mediation Group

Mary Burdin
Burdin Mediations

Christina Melton Crain
Christina Melton Crain

Kathy Fragnoli
Burdin Mediations

Karen Gammon
Gammon Mediations

Frances Harris
Harris Solutions

Karen Willcutts
JAMS

APPELLATE

Hilaree Casada
Cowles & Thompson

LaDawn Conway
Alexander Dubose & Townsend

Nina Cortell
Haynes and Boone

Sharon Freytag
Haynes and Boone

Deborah Hankinson
Hankinson Levinger

Susan Hays
Geisler Hays

Samara Kline
Baker Botts

Georganna L. Simpson
Law Offices of Georganna L. Simpson

Cynthia Timms
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

BANK LENDING

Alison Boren
Baker Botts

Courtney Marcus
Fulbright & Jaworski

Karen Nelson
Haynes and Boone

Melissa Stewart
Winstead

Emeline Yang
Winstead

BANKRUPTCY/WORKOUTS

Stephanie Curtis
The Curtis Law Firm

Heather Jobe
Bell Nunnally & Martin

Joyce Lindauer
Joyce Lindauer Attorney at Law

Holland O’Neil
Gardere Wynne Sewell

Tonya Ramsey
Vinson & Elkins

Judy Ross
Baker Botts

Deirdre Ruckman
Gardere Wynne Sewell

Sarah Schultz
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Michelle Shriro
Singer & Levick

BUSINESS LITIGATION

Sherri Alexander
Bell Nunnally & Martin

Veronica Bates
Hermes Sargent Bates

Maryann Brousseau
Brousseau Graham & Dooley

Ophelia Camina
Susman Godfrey

Dawn Estes
Taber Estes Thorne & Carr

Beverly Godbey
Gardere Wynne Sewell

Karen Hirschman
Vinson & Elkins

Karen Gren Johnson
Jones Day

Monica Latin
Carrington Coleman

Harriet Miers
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

Retta Miller
Jackson Walker

Mary O’Connor
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Yvette Ostolaza
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Pat Villareal
Jones Day

Aimee Williams
Sayles Werbner

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Diana Bearden
Strasburger & Price

Paula Beasley
Scheef & Stone

Noelle Garsek
Winstead

Martha Harris
Thompson & Knight

Kitty Henry
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Irene Hosford
Brown McCarroll

Sharon Reuler
Sharon Reuler

Ann Saegert
Haynes and Boone

Carol Satterfield
Powell Coleman & Arnold

Pat Stanton
Baker Botts

Misty Ventura
Shupe Ventura Lindelow & Olson

Kathleen Wu
Andrews Kurth

CORPORATE FINANCE/MERGERS

Gina Betts
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

Ann Marie Cowdrey
Thompson & Knight

Sally Crawford
Jones Day

Samantha Crispin
Baker Botts

Amy Curtis
Thompson & Knight

Gemma Descoteaux
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Carol Glendenning
Strasburger & Price

Mary Korby
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jan Sharry
Haynes and Boone

Jane Taber
Taber Estes Thorne & Carr

Valerie Thomas
Krage & Janvey

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Sindhu Alexander
Attorney at Law

Shirley Baccus-Lobel
Lobel Law

Deandra M. Grant
Law Offices of Deandra M. Grant

Robbie Sayle McClung
Attorney at Law

ERISA

Lisa Christensen
Gardere Wynne Sewell

Greta Cowart
Haynes and Boone

Felicia Finston
Baker Botts

Nancy Furney
Winstead

Karen Suhre
Karen Suhre

Linda A. Wilkins
Attorney at Law

FAMILY LAW

Angie Bain
Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy

Janet Brumley
Verner & Brumley

Carla Calabrese
Calabrese Huff

Charla Bradshaw
KoonsFuller, P.C

Carmen Eiker
McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing

Melinda Eitzen
McClure Duffee & Eitzen

Lynn Hunt
David, Goodman & Madole

Heather King
KoonsFuller, P.C

Paula Larsen
Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy

Beth Maultsby
Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy

Kelly McClure
McClure Duffee & Eitzen

Mary Johanna McCurley
McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing

Kathryn Murphy
Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy

Julie Quaid
Quaid & Quaid

Susan Rankin
Rochelle & Rankin

Jana Wickham
Hance & Wickham

FRANCHISE & DEVELOPMENT

Deborah Coldwell
Haynes and Boone

Ann Hurwitz
Baker Botts

Joyce Mazero
Haynes and Boone

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Cathryn Berryman
Winstead

Priscilla Dunckel
Baker Botts

Lisa Evert
Hitchcock Evert

Hilda Galvan
Jones Day

Wei Wei Jeang
Haynes and Boone

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Kim Askew
K&L Gates

Lori Carr
Taber Estes Thorne & Carr

Katie Colopy
Jones Day

Ann Marie Painter
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Yona Rozen
Gillespie, Rozen & Watsky

Arlene Steinfield
K&L Gates

Kelly Thurman
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

Sherry Travers
Littler Mendelson

Jennifer Trulock
Baker Botts

LAND USE

Susan Mead
Jackson Walker

PERSONAL INJURY

Charla Aldous
Aldous Law Firm

Lisa Blue
Baron & Blue

Debbie Branson
Law Offices of Frank L. Branson

Sylvia Demarest
Demarest & Guinta

Elizabeth Fraley
Fraley & Fraley

Carmen Mitchell
Mitchell, Goff & Mitchell

Philipa Remington
Stinnett, Thiebaud & Remington

Paula Sweeney
Howie & Sweeney

TAX

Vicki Martin-Odette
Haynes and Boone

Charolette Noel
Jones Day

Cindy Ohlenforst
K&L Gates

Emily Parker
Thompson & Knight

TRUSTS & ESTATES

Shawna Brown
Law Offices of Shawna L. Brown

Barbara Ferguson
Thompson & Knight

Kathy Henkel
K&L Gates

Claire Raggio
Kroney Morse Lan

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