Deborah Hankinson Recognized Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – Dallas attorney and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been selected for a 12th time to D Magazine’s listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. She earned a place on the 2017 list based on her work in the areas of appellate law, arbitration, mediation and trial consulting. After a distinguished career on the bench, Ms. Hankinson returned to private practice and is recognized as one of the most respected appellate lawyers in Texas. Founder and partner in the Dallas appellate law firm of Hankinson LLP, she is widely known for her strategic approach to pretrial and trial work.

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Hankinson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Arbitration Association. In addition to the D Magazine honors, she also has earned professional recognition for her work from The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Texas Super Lawyers, Benchmark Appellate, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business Journal, Martindale-Hubbell and Lawdragon. In 2016, she was selected to The National Law Journal’s inaugural ADR Champions listing, which recognized alternative dispute resolution trailblazers from across the nation. She also was honored as a Texas Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association.

The Best Lawyers in Dallas listing is based on a thorough review of peer nominations conducted by D Magazine editors and an anonymous panel of the city’s most respected attorneys. The full listing appears in the publication’s May edition and can be found online at Hankinson LLP, the pre-eminent civil appellate firm in the Southwest, provides clients with innovative legal insights and judicial perspective in all phases of litigation. The firm’s attorneys work with trial teams to develop strategies designed to put a case in the best position before, during and after trial. Dallas-based Hankinson LLP represents national clients, regional companies, governmental bodies and individuals with trial and appellate matters, and offers mediation and arbitration services as well. Learn more about the firm at

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