Dawn Estes

Dawn Estes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
 | 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-599-4002
Fax: 214-599-4099
Email: Dawn Estes
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dawn Estes provides clients with a proven ability to manage and resolve sophisticated business disputes. With litigation experience in state and federal courts, she has represented clients large and small in a variety of complex matters, including employee theft and fraud, trade secret and proprietary information misappropriation, tortious contract interference, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and many others.

Estes has additional expertise in e-commerce, Internet and computer technology law, including issues of software performance, development disputes, domain name issues, cybersmear, Internet e-commerce ventures, and website development issues. She also serves as a court-appointed mediator, has been selected to serve on the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Arbitrators, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Before co-founding Taber Estes Thorne & Carr in 2008, Estes was a partner in the trial section of Dallas’ Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP.

About Dawn Estes

Admitted: 1989, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.estesthornecarr.com/attorney_bio.cfm?bioid=5

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine; Lawdragon 500 - New Stars, New Worlds in 2006, Lawdragon Magazine; Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine.  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas; State Bar Committee on Administration of Rules of Evidence; Technology Subcommittee Chair; Dallas Committee for a Qualified Judiciary; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation; Fellow, Dallas Young Lawyers Association (DYLA) Foundation; Dallas Bar Association - CLE Committee, Bench Bar Conference Committee; Panelist, American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators; Leadership Dallas Alumni Association; Sustaining Member, Association of Attorney Mediators; Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law (2001-2007).

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra - Chair, Board of Directors (2006 - 2008), Past President; President's Advisory Council, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts; Leadership Dallas, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce; Sustaining Member, Lakewood Service League, Former Board Member; Leadership Dallas Alumni Association; Member, Northaven United Methodist Church; Band Member, Second Hand Noise (all-lawyer band).  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Other - Interview, "Security and Protecting Sensitive Information," World Business Review (January 2003); Interview, Napster Appellate Decision, Channel 8 News (aired February 21, 2001, Dallas; March 2001, Houston); Panelist, "Cybercrime: Are You At Risk?" AIP Lecture Series, SMU Hart eCenter (reported in The Dallas Morning News, March 15, 2001).
  • Publications - "Electronic Evidence and Discovery – It's a Whole New World," Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, University of Houston Law Foundation CLE (2007); "Electronic Evidence and Discovery – The Law of Electronic Discovery," Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, University of Houston Law Foundation CLE (2007); "Spam, Marketing and Pop-Up Ads," 16th Annual Computer and Technology Law Institute, University of Texas (May 29, 2003); "Spam, Spam and More Spam," 5 No. 7 E-Commerce L. Rep. 5 (May 2003).
  • Speeches - Co-Chair, University of Texas Technology Law Conference, 2010; "Electronic Evidence and Discovery – The Law Governing Electronic Discovery," Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, University of Houston Law Foundation CLE (2007); "Electronic Evidence and Discovery – It's a Whole New World," Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, University of Houston Law Foundation CLE (2007); "Managing Legal and Business Risk in Today's Electronic World: Are You Ready?" ITEC Conference, Dallas, Texas, Keynote Speaker; "Practicing Law on the Internet: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Due Diligence Issues," Live National Satellite Broadcast, State Bar of Texas.

Educational Background:

  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law (1989), Associate Editor, Law Journal B.A., Southern Methodist University, cum laude (1986).
Office Location for Dawn Estes

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75219

 

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Last Updated: 5/1/2018

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