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Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Honored as One of Texas’ Top 3 Attorneys

Firm partner Rick Thompson named among state’s leading appellate attorneys

Respected appellate attorney, mediator and arbitrator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP, has been named one of the Top 3 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters.

Having been named one of the state’s top lawyers each year since the inaugural publication in 2003 and ranked among the Top 3 in Texas three times now, Ms. Hankinson is one of Texas Super Lawyers’ most honored attorneys. A former Texas Supreme Court justice, she is regularly recognized among the Top 10 attorneys and Top 50 women attorneys in Texas, and among the Top 100 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Also earning 2017 Texas Super Lawyers recognition is firm partner Rick Thompson, who appears on the list of the state’s leading appellate attorneys for a fourth consecutive year. Mr. Thompson handles appeals in state and federal courts and was recently recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list. A former Texas Assistant Solicitor General, he is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

“Super Lawyers is an important honor because it’s one that involves input from our peers,” says Mr. Thompson, who has argued before the Supreme Court of Texas and appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court several times. “It’s very gratifying to know that people who do this same work view us as among the best.”

Super Lawyers selections are based on peer nominations and evaluations, as well as independent editorial research, with no more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys chosen each year. The full 2017 listing appears in the October edition of Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Lawyers magazine, available online at http://www.superlawyers.com.