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Dallas, Texas

2777 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75207
p: 214.880.0089 toll-free: 800.441.0960
f: 214.754.7167
  • 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, University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Government, 2006); legal education, Texas A&M University School of Law (J.D. 2009). Board of Directors, Richardson ISD Excellence in Education Foundation. Member: Johnson County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.  

  • Daniel K. Bearden, Jr., Attorney

    Daniel K. Bearden, Jr., admitted to bar, 1990, Texas; also admitted to practice before Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Stephen F. Austin University (B.A., Political Science); legal education, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio (J.D., 1989). Fraternity: Delta Theta Phi. Lecturer: Tax Warrants to the Texas School Assessors Association, March 1999; Legal Issues Facing Tax Assessor-Collectors to TSAA, April 2015. Membership: State Bar of Texas (1990 to present).

  • 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; Cedar Hill Planning & Zoning Commission. .

  • A. Judith Guzman, Partner

    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. Fluent in Spanish and French.

  • 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.

  • 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, 2015-18. 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.

  • Tshomba L. Mayers, Attorney

    Tshomba L. Mayers, admitted to bar, 2018, Texas; 2002, Mississippi; 2005, Tennessee; also admitted to practice before U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. Preparatory education, Jackson State University (B.A., Political Science, 1998); legal education, Texas Southern University (J.D., 2001). Recipient: Tri-State Defender Men of Excellence Award, Memphis, Tennessee, 2013. Member: Mississippi Bar Association (2002 – Present); Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association (2012 - 2014).

  • Melissa L. Palo, Partner

    Melissa L. Palo, admitted to bar, 1996, Tennessee; 2014, Texas; 2017, Maine; 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).

  • Laurie A. Spindler, Partner

    Laurie A. Spindler, 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. Trustee of Collin County TAAO Board of Directors. Languages: French.

  • 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.