T. Dawn Estes - Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC

T. Dawn Estes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 214-599-4002

For over 25 years, Dawn's practice has focused on trial work, representing a variety of large and mid-sized corporate clients in claims involving a wide range of litigation topics. Dawn is an AV Preeminent® rated lawyer with a proven ability to manage and resolve sophisticated disputes.  Dawn is comfortable in state and federal courts and arbitrations. Dawn serves as a court-appointed mediator, and she also serves on the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Commercial and Employment Arbitrators.

Dawn 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.

Dawn has repeatedly been selected by Thomson Reuters and her peers among Texas Super Lawyers in Business Litigation in 2003-2015. She also has the distinction of being selected as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth (by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly), Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, and one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Dawn has also served as an Adjunct Professor at SMU's Dedman School of Law.

Practice Areas:

Commercial/Business Litigation

Electronic Discovery and Document Retention

Internet and Computer Technology

Personal Injury Defense


Southern Methodist UniversityBA 1986St. Mary's University of San AntonioJ.D. 1989

Office Location

3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75219
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation