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Women Leaders In Law
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The Women Leaders in Law featured are well-respected and highly sought after throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Every day, they expertly guide their clients toward a resolution and use their experience and expertise for the best possible outcomes. These Women Leaders in Law practice a wide range of specialties and are held in high regard as valuable counsel by their firm, legal peers, and — most of all — by the clients they zealously represent.


Personal Injury Law

Amy Witherite

At the helm of Witherite Law Group is the dynamic Amy Witherite, a visionary leader who has cultivated a culture of putting “people first, unmatched expertise, and integrity always” at the forefront of the firm’s mission. Under her guidance, Witherite Law Group has emerged as one of the nation’s preeminent female-owned law firms, with a reputation for excellence in managing commercial truck wreck cases.

The firm’s legal prowess emanates from a dedicated team of top-tier attorneys and a supportive staff, united in their pursuit to uplift the lives of their clients. This commitment to client well-being is the cornerstone of Witherite’s philosophy, and it is this dedication that has propelled the firm to two decades of remarkable legal victories and personal triumphs.

Says Witherite, “As a firm, we are deeply committed to fighting for justice for our clients. We understand the significant impact we can make on people and their futures, so we take what we do very seriously. As a result, we have seen this reflected in our success for 22 years.”

Beyond the courtroom, Witherite and her team’s devotion extends to nurturing the communities they call home—Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, and Chicago. They have become local pillars through annual events that not only stitch communities closer but also offer tangible support to those in need. Whether it’s the heart-warming Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, the ebullient Peace in the Streets block parties in Chicago, or even the life-changing opportunities presented through generous scholarship programs, their service transcends legal work.

For Witherite Law Group, excellence is more than legal expertise: it’s a sustained commitment to making a difference inside and outside the courtroom. It’s the art of law, practiced with a human touch.

Witherite Law Group
10440 North Central Expressway, #400
Dallas, Texas 75231
800.227.9732


Business Law

Barnes & Thornburg

Bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the practice of law, the attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg, a national full-service firm, work with clients to protect their companies and innovations. The highly talented attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg are experienced in appeals, commercial real estate, complex litigation, compliance, e-discovery, fund formation, government and regulatory law, intellectual property, labor and employment, M&A, private equity, tax, and white collar criminal defense. The partners in the Dallas office of Barnes & Thornburg understand what keeps you up at night and work collaboratively to find practical and creative solutions.

Barnes & Thornburg
2121 North Pearl Street, Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.258.4200 


Family Law

Bogdanowicz Family Law

Women in general are a powerful force; women in the practice of law are unstoppable. Bogdanowicz Family Law is a woman-owned, women-run boutique law firm that handles exclusively family law cases throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. After practicing at some of the most prestigious law firms in the area, Erin Bogdanowicz founded Bogdanowicz Family Law with the single goal of crafting a legal team that could provide dedicated services in the field of domestic litigation and answer the call of clients struggling with extremely complex custody and property issues.

Bogdanowicz, Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is trained in collaborative law and a certified family law mediator, but the courtroom is where she and her team shine. “Our firm is known for our tenacity in the representation of our clients,” Bogdanowicz says. “Getting to really know my clients, what makes them tick, and their desired outcomes is part of the process I enjoy because it allows me to craft something distinctively for them.”

Bogdanowicz Family Law
*5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 365, Plano, Texas 75024
5001 LBJ Freeway, Suite 875, Dallas, Texas 75244 
469.409.7450
*Principal Office


Litigation

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann

The courtroom is where LPHS partners Mary Goodrich Nix, Britta Stanton, Sara Hollan Chelette, and Becky Adams shine. They are known and respected not only for their tenacious advocacy styles but for their unique ability to successfully guide business leaders through complex litigation matters. 

The women leaders at LPHS skillfully try cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators and have been recognized locally and nationally, earning honors and accolades for their exceptional trial and leadership skills. “We are consistently hired to handle the most crucial litigation matters our clients face,” says Mary Goodrich Nix, a panelist at the Women Leaders in Law Event on March 27, 2024. “Our firm values and embraces diverse perspectives and experiences, and it’s empowering to be part of a firm that unapologetically prioritizes, amplifies, and values diversity.”

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann Partners
2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.981.3800


International Trade Law

Schulz Trade Law

Schulz Trade Law is a Dallas-based, woman-owned firm dedicated to the seamless flow of international trade with the highest quality legal support. Michelle Schulz, Lindsay Forbes, and Marina Mekheil work tirelessly in representing clients in matters of regulatory compliance and enforcement for imports and exports. “Our mission is to help companies navigate complex areas of international trade with a focus on compliance,” Schulz says.

Schulz has specialized in international trade law for more than two decades and founded her firm two years ago. Her goal was to empower women attorneys and staff who are multilingual with ties to other parts of the world, like herself. At Schulz Trade Law, you’ll hear attorneys and staff speaking German, Arabic, Spanish, Kinyarwanda, and Bengali, among other languages. “We are approachable lawyers with extensive experience and a deep bench in this area,” Schulz says. “We all know how to work with the government and deal with Customs, the Commerce Department, and other trade agencies. We can always resolve things before they get too far, potentially saving clients millions of dollars.”

Schulz Trade Law
8150 North Central Expressway, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75206
214.643.6150

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