Dallas Attorneys Deborah Hankinson, Rick Thompson Named to Best Lawyers in America

Hankinson LLP partners honored for appellate, arbitration, mediation work

DALLAS – Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson and firm partner Rick Thompson have earned selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in recognition of their appellate work. Ms. Hankinson earned additional notice for her arbitration and mediation practice.

This is the 10th consecutive year Ms. Hankinson has been honored for her appellate practice and the third year her arbitration and mediation work have been recognized. It is Mr. Thompson’s first year to be listed in the prestigious legal guide.

“Although this is an individual recognition, I’ve always said it is hard to succeed alone. It is vitally important to work alongside exceptional attorneys, and that is exactly what we have at Hankinson LLP,” said Ms. Hankinson. “Rick is among the best appellate attorneys, and his recognition is well-deserved.”

For more information on the attorneys at Hankinson LLP, visit http://hankinsonlaw.com/our-team/.

Mr. Thompson handles appeals in state and federal courts. He argued a precedent-setting sovereign immunity case before the Supreme Court of Texas and has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court several times. A former Texas Assistant Solicitor General, he is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he is a frequent speaker at appellate conferences across Texas.

A former Texas Supreme Court justice, Ms. Hankinson is among the most respected appellate lawyers in Texas, with a nationally recognized arbitration and mediation practice. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. She serves as a neutral in arbitration proceedings and is a sought-after mediator in sophisticated business disputes, complex torts and sensitive employment cases.

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