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Linebarger-Goggan-Blair&SampsonAttorneys

Dallas, Texas

2777 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75207
p: 214.880.0089
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  • Ashly S. Atkins, Attorney

    Ashly S. Atkins, admitted to bar, 2010, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.  Preparatory education, The University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Government, 2006); legal education, Texas A&M School of Law (J.D., 2009). Board Director, Richardson ISD Excellence in Education Foundation. Member: Johnson County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.  

  • Travis J. Cox, Attorney

    Travis J. Cox, admitted to bar, 2013, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Trinity University (B.A., History/Political Science/Minor in Urban Studies, 2009); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Honor Society: Order of Barristers. Baylor Law Review. Member: Dallas Bar Association (Committees: Memorial and History; Summer Law Intern Program); State Bar of Texas; Friends of Fair Park (Board of Directors, 2015-).

  • Michael W. Deeds, Partner

    Michael W. Deeds, admitted to bar, 1984, Texas; 2005, New York; 2008, North Dakota; 2016, Wisconsin; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Houston (B.A., 1980); legal education, St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D., 1984). Listed in, Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities, 1980. Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; State Bar Association of North Dakota; Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

  • A. Judith Guzman, Attorney

    A. Judith Guzman, admitted to bar, 2000, Texas; 2001, New York. Preparatory education, Austin College (B.A., French/Political Science, 1997); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 2000). Editor, Legal Research Board, 1999-2000. Chair, Education Series Seminars, Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, Dallas Chapter, 2011-12; Secretary, 2009-10; Membership Chair, 2010-11. Rotary Club District 5810 Group Study, Exchange of Young Professionals, May - June, 2012. Member: Dallas and New York State Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas.

  • Mark S. Harris, Partner

    Mark S. Harris, admitted to bar, 2005, Texas; 2009, Georgia; 2013, Maryland; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. Preparatory education, Xavier University of Louisiana (B.S., 1994); legal education, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University (J.D., 2003). Fraternities: Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Phi Alpha. Dean's List, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Fall, 2002; Spring, 2003. Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, 2007-09. Judge Board Mentorship Program, University of North Texas, Dallas College of Law. Dallas Leadership Independent School District, Fellow, 2015. Member: Dallas, Maryland State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Taxation Law Section); State Bar of Georgia (Taxation Section); J.L. Turner Legal Association.

  • Evelyn Conner Hicks, Attorney

    Evelyn Conner Hicks, admitted to bar, 1980, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Houston (B.S., 1974); legal education, Thurgood Marshall School of Law of Texas Southern University (J.D., 1980). Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission, September, 1995 – April, 1996. Board member, Southern Dallas Development Corporation, March, 1996 - October, 1997. Dallas Planning and Zoning Commission, October, 1997 - February, 1999. Chairman, Board of Directors, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Minority Affairs and Procurement, Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Contracting and Purchasing Committees, February, 1999 - May, 2002. Member: State Bar of Texas; J.L. Turner Legal Association.

  • Laurie A. Spindler Huffman, Partner

    Laurie A. Spindler Huffman, admitted to bar, 1995, Kansas (inactive); 2000, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., 1991); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 1995). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Pre-Trial and Trial Procedure; Alumni Scholarship, 1992-93. Student Editor, Family Law Quarterly, American Bar Association, 1993-95. Listed in, Who's Who Among American Law Students, 1995. Judicial Clerk to Hon. John K. Pearson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 1995-99. Board of Directors, The Foundation for PSP/CBD and Other Related Brain Diseases, June 2007-June 2013. Author: "Making Sausage Make Sense: Domestic Relations in Bankruptcy," Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (April 1997). Member: Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (Animal Welfare committee). Trustee of Collin County TAAO Board of Directors. Languages: French.

  • Pamela Pope Johnson, Partner

    Pamela Pope Johnson, admitted to bar, 1992, Texas; 2006, Tennessee; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1988); legal education, Thurgood Marshall School of Law of Texas Southern University (J.D., 1991). Member: Dallas and National Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; J.L. Turner Legal Association.

  • Sherrel Knighton, Partner

    Sherrel Knighton, admitted to bar, 1996, Texas; 2016, Wyoming; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1992); legal education, University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1996). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key. Member: Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.

  • Brandon E. Lane, Attorney

    Brandon E. Lane, admitted to bar, 2003, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, West Texas A&M University (B.A., English, 1999); legal education, Baylor University Law School (J.D., 2002). Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2003-10. American Bar Association, 2003-06. Smith County Bar Association, 2003-10. Member: State Bar of Texas (Sections: Bankruptcy Law; Litigation, 2006-10).

  • Bridget Moreno Lopez, Partner

    Bridget Moreno Lopez, admitted to bar, 1999, Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1996); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D.,1999). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 2000-04. Commissioner, Redistricting Commission, City of Dallas, Texas, 2002. Board of Visitors, UNT Dallas College of Law. Board of Directors, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, City of Dallas, Texas, 2015-16. Vice Chair, Friends of the Latino Cultural Center, City of Dallas, Texas. Named in, Texas Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' edition, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005. Member: Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Dallas Hispanic Bar Association; Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (Board of Trustees, 2009-12). Languages: Spanish.

  • Edward Lopez, Jr., Partner

    Edward Lopez, Jr., admitted to bar, 1990, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. Preparatory education, Southwest Texas State University (B.B.A., 1987); legal education, Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1990). Member: State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association (Trial and Environmental Litigation Section); Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Dallas County Young Lawyers Association. Languages: Spanish.

  • Melissa L. Palo, Partner

    Melissa L. Palo, admitted to bar, 1996, Tennessee; 2014, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Tennessee and Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Tennessee. Preparatory education, University of Memphis (B.A, History, 1993); legal education, Cecil C. Humphries School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996). Board member, Moot Court, Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, 1995-96. Member: Memphis (Board member, Bankruptcy Section, 2010), Dallas and Tennessee Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Public Interest Law Association (Board member, 1993-94).

  • H. Elizabeth (Beth) Weller, Partner

    H. Elizabeth "Beth" Weller, admitted to bar, 1989, Maryland; 1991, North Carolina; 1993, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Fourth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Middle District of North Carolina, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and Western District of Tennessee. Preparatory education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S., 1985); legal education, Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1988). Fraternities: Phi Alpha Delta; Zeta Tau Alpha. Recipient: National Merit Scholarship, 1981-85; Law Faculty Scholarship, 1985-88; National Association of Attorneys General/SABA Spirit Award. 2007. Assistant Editor, Wake Forest Jurist Magazine. Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1988-90. Law Clerk to: Hon. Blackwell N. Shelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1990-91; Hon. Stephen A. Felsenthal, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, 1992-93. Author: "Does the Bankruptcy Court Really Have Unlimited Authority to Redetermine Taxes?", American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (November 2010); "Things Local Governments Wish Bankruptcy Attorneys Knew About Property Taxes," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (May 2009). Member: Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys.