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Our Staff

Our Staff

Deborah Strube

Office Manager
t. 214 367 6120
f. 214 754 9140
e. email Deb

Kristy Thompson

Legal Assistant/
Administrative Assistant
t. 214 367 6125
f. 214 754 9140
e. email Kristy

Deborah Strube is the office manager at Hankinson LLP.  She works closely with the firm’s managing partner, Brett Kutnick, on a variety of matters that ensure that the firm operates efficiently. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping functions, including handling accounts receivable and accounts payable information; office management, including developing and maintaining office systems; overseeing facilities maintenance; managing payroll issues; and staying up to date on various human resources issues.

Deb is very active in The Dallas Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, where she served as Community Service Co-Chair (2010-2011 and 2013-2014), Secretary (2011-2012 and 2017-2018), Director at Large (2012-2013), Peer Connection Co-Chair (2014-2015), Social Committee Chair (2015-2016); Newsletter Committee-Proofreader (2016-2017), Social Committee Co-Chair (2017-2018), and is serving as the Dallas ALA Board VP of Programs for 2018-2019.  As a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Omicron Rho Chapter, Deb has held all board positions, chaired key committees several times, earned Woman of the Year five times, and has been honored as Sweetheart twice.

Deb’s past experience includes having served as the administrative assistant to the managing partner of another Dallas-based law firm.  She also helped to establish and co-owned a successful dental practice for many years.


Kristy Thompson is a legal assistant/administrative assistant at Hankinson LLP.  Her responsibilities include working with Hankinson LLP attorneys to finalize motions, briefs, and petitions for filing; handling court filings and related correspondence; communicating as required with court personnel and clients; and preparing key notebooks for hearings and oral argument. Prior to joining Hankinson LLP, Kristy worked in Dallas and Baton Rouge in a variety of administrative positions where she gained a broad array of knowledge and skills. In the past, she has handled service of process issues, assisted trial teams, organized trial documents and files, and monitored due dates and case deadlines.

Kristy attended Louisiana State University (LSU), obtained a Medical Secretarial Degree at Spencer College in Baton Rouge in 1981, and obtained a Paralegal Certification from LSU’s Paralegal Studies Institute in 1990.