Dallas civil trial and appellate lawyer Melanie Okon of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr was honored by Texas Lawyer in the inaugural "Winning Women" list of the state's top women lawyers. Okon focuses on trial and appellate work in state and federal courts. She has represented Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small businesses, regulated and unregulated electric utilities, gas companies, mining operations, homebuilders, commercial construction companies, and property owners in a wide range of matters, including contract damages, property damages and personal injury claims.
Kirk L. Pittard (JD '99) was recently selected as one of nineteen Best Lawyers in Dallas in Appellate Law by D Magazine and was named a Texas Lawyer Rising Star for 2011 for the seventh year in a row. Kirk is a partner at Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP in Dallas.