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Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson

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Hankinson Levinger LLP
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Hankinson LLP
750 North St. Paul Street Suite 1800
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States

Company Description: Hankinson Levinger provides a comprehensive approach to the practice of appellate law. In addition to providing insightful post trial analysis, briefing and...   more
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News + Information | Hankinson LLP - Part 2
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DALLAS - Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of the appellate law firm Hankinson LLP, recently was invited to participate in a panel discussion about how appellate lawyers can best frame the issues in their cases during the Appellate Judges Education Institute 2012 Summit... + read more
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DALLAS - Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of the appellate law firm Hankinson LLP, recently was invited to participate in a panel discussion about how appellate lawyers can best frame the issues in their cases during the Appellate Judges Education Institute 2012 Summit in New Orleans.
Ms. Hankinson, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, joined the panel to discuss "Making Your Appellate Position More Appealing: The Importance of Framing the Issues."
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"The summit presents a wonderful opportunity to delve into issues that are important to judges and appellate lawyers," Ms. Hankinson says.
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Attorney: Deborah Hankinson Subject Matter: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Deborah Hankinson Addresses New Texas Appellate Justices
Hankinson LLP founder and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson served as a faculty member for the Texas Center for the Judiciary's December 2012 College for New Judges Conference in Austin. Based on her experience both as an appellate judge and an appellate attorney,... + read more
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Based on her experience both as an appellate judge and an appellate attorney, Hankinson taught the course "Proper Role: Opinions & Oral Argument" to Texas's newest appellate justices.
Attorney: Deborah Hankinson Subject Matter: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Deborah Hankinson Facilitates American Arbitration Association Course on Managing Arbitration
Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson facilitated the American Arbitration Association's course entitled "Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing. The course gave participants a chance to learn and discuss cost-saving management techniques for arbitrators regardless of individual practice area. The... + read more
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Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson facilitated the American Arbitration Association's course entitled "Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing. The course gave participants a chance to learn and discuss cost-saving management techniques for arbitrators regardless of individual practice area. The AAA selected Hankinson to facilitate the course due to her "proven track record of effective case management" and her "reputation for being a compelling speaker and facilitator."
Attorney: Deborah Hankinson Subject Matter: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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DALLAS - Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson once again has earned selection to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list and the magazine's compilation of the "Top 10" attorneys in Texas. Texas Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters' Legal division. Each year, the publication rates... + read more
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DALLAS - Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson once again has earned selection to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list and the magazine's compilation of the "Top 10" attorneys in Texas.
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Ms. Hankinson has been named among the state's 10 best lawyers in both 2011 and 2012.
"It's wonderful to think that your peers view you and your work in such a fashion," says Ms. Hankinson.
In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. Hankinson maintains a busy schedule of mediation and arbitration work, as well as providing counsel to parties that wish to resolve disputes without going to the courthouse.
The Texas Super Lawyers recognition is the latest of many professional honors for Ms. Hankinson, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals at Dallas. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, as well as a member of the American Arbitration Association's national roster of neutrals.
Ms. Hankinson's work and accomplishments are regularly recognized on "top lawyer" lists, including those published by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer, D Magazine and others.
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Attorney: Deborah Hankinson Subject Matter: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Deborah Hankinson, Brett Kutnick, and Jennifer Stagen represented Occidental Petroleum Corporation and several of its subsidiaries in moving to vacate an arbitration award regarding the interpretation of a purchase and sales agreement.
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Deborah Hankinson, Brett Kutnick, and Jennifer Stagen represented Occidental Petroleum Corporation and several of its subsidiaries in moving to vacate an arbitration award regarding the interpretation of a purchase and sales agreement.
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Deborah Hankinson argued the case before the Texas Supreme Court, and Rick Thompson assisted the City's attorneys with preparing briefs.
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To inquire about the firm's governmental law practice, please contact Deborah Hankinson, Rick Thompson, or Ryan Clinton at 214-754-9190.
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Deborah Hankinson Recognized for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practice
Deborah Hankinson's prominence in the field of alternative dispute resolution continues to grow. She recently received the highest peer review rating of AV® Preeminent Status in Alternative Dispute Resolution with Martindale-Hubbell™ through a rigorous survey of her peers. Deborah, who previously served as a Justice... + read more
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Deborah Hankinson's prominence in the field of alternative dispute resolution continues to grow. She recently received the highest peer review rating of AV® Preeminent Status in Alternative Dispute Resolution with Martindale-Hubbell™ through a rigorous survey of her peers. Deborah, who previously served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, also has been invited to join the AAA (American Arbitration Association) Judicial Settlement Conference Service panel, a new service that affords parties the opportunity to bring disputes to a private settlement conference with one of AAA's specially selected former judges. The process is non-binding and voluntary and involves significant evaluation by the former judge, who acts as a neutral.
In 2012, Deborah again was recognized by Best Lawyers, which also honored her as its Dallas Lawyer of the Year. Chambers USA also recognized Deborah again this year, the sixth year in a row that she has received the honor. Additionally, Deborah's standing in Texas is reflected in several recent accolades. She appears in the 2012 edition of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, which is published by Martindale-Hubbell and America Lawyer Media. Deborah also earned a place on D Magazine's2012 listing of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas. This is the seventh time that D Magazine has named her to its "Best Lawyers" list.
For more information, contact Deborah at 214-754-9190 or dhankinson@hankinsonlaw.com.
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Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Hankinson LLP, appears in the 2012 edition of... + read more
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Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Hankinson LLP, appears in the 2012 edition of Texas' Best Lawyers magazine, a publication of Best Lawyers in America, which previously named her the Dallas Appellate Lawyer of the Year.Texas' Best Lawyers was included in the May 25 editions of the Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman, the San Antonio Express-News and the Texas editions of The Wall Street Journal.
That honor follows Ms. Hankinson's appearance alongside fellow firm attorney Brett Kutnick in the 2012 edition of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, which was distributed by the same Texas newspapers on March 30, 2012.
News + Information | Hankinson LLP
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Deborah Hankinson, Brett Kutnick, and Jennifer Rangel Stagen successfully represented Eagle Oil & Gas Company ("Eagle Oil") in an appeal of a judgment after a jury trial awarding the plaintiff, TRO-X, L.P., over $8.2 million in damages and attorney's fees, based on alleged breaches of... + read more
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Attorney: Brett Kutnick, Deborah Hankinson, Jennifer Rangel Stagen
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Deborah Hankinson, Brett Kutnick, and Jennifer Rangel Stagen successfully represented Eagle Oil & Gas Company ("Eagle Oil") in an appeal of a judgment after a jury trial awarding the plaintiff, TRO-X, L.P., over $8.2 million in damages and attorney's fees, based on alleged breaches of a contract to acquire and dispose of oil and gas leases and interests.
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Dallas Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson Named Among Texas Legal Elite
DALLAS - For the 11th consecutive year, respected Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP has been named among the state's top 50 women attorneys by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers. Ms. Hankinson, a former justice with the... + read more
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DALLAS - For the 11th consecutive year, respected Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP has been named among the state's top 50 women attorneys by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers.
Ms. Hankinson, a former justice with the Supreme Court of Texas and the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, has been selected to every Texas Super Lawyers list and named one of Texas' top women attorneys since 2003.
She also earned additional recognition in 2013 as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas and the Top 100 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Ms. Hankinson earned prior selection as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Texas in 2011 and 2012.
"No matter how you want to break things down - by practice focus, gender or geography - Deborah is undoubtedly among the legal elite in Texas," says Rick Thompson, Hankinson LLP's managing partner.
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"Being considered among the leading attorneys in Texas is an honor that I take particular pride in because it indicates that your work has been recognized by your peers," says Ms. Hankinson.
Ms. Hankinson represents clients as an appellate attorney, oral advocate, strategist, mediator, arbitrator, and problem-solver. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, she also is a member of the American Arbitration Association's national roster of neutrals. Her work also has been recognized in TheBest Lawyers in America, Benchmark Appellate, Chambers USA, Dallas Business Journal, D Magazine and Texas Lawyer.
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Attorney: Deborah Hankinson Subject Matter: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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DALLAS - Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate boutique law firm Hankinson LLP has been selected for a seventh consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America based on her work in appellate law. Ms. Hankinson, a former justice with the Supreme... + read more
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DALLAS - Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate boutique law firm Hankinson LLP has been selected for a seventh consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America based on her work in appellate law.
Ms. Hankinson, a former justice with the Supreme Court of Texas and the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, has been included in Best Lawyers each year since 2008. In 2012, she was named Best Lawyers' Dallas Appellate Lawyer of the Year.
"Deborah has long been among the elite appellate lawyers in Texas and the entire nation," says Rick Thompson, Hankinson LLP's managing partner.
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"An honor such as this is an indication of the continued respect her peers in the legal profession have for Deborah and the work she does for clients. Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, is widely considered the top guide to U.S. lawyers. To compile the annual publication, Best Lawyers conducts a rigorous peer-review survey that includes more than 3 million confidential evaluations by other lawyers.
Ms. Hankinson represents clients as an appellate attorney, oral advocate, strategist, mediator, arbitrator, and problem-solver. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, she also is a member of the American Arbitration Association's national roster of neutrals.
In addition to appearing in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers, Ms. Hankinson has been honored for her appellate work by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers,D Magazine, Chambers USA, Benchmark Appellate, Texas Lawyer and the Dallas Business Journal.
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DALLAS - For the seventh consecutive year, Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson has been recognized for her work in appellate law in Chambers USA, the respected guide to the nation's top lawyers and law firms. The 2013 edition of Chambers USA describes the former... + read more
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DALLAS - For the seventh consecutive year, Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson has been recognized for her work in appellate law in Chambers USA, the respected guide to the nation's top lawyers and law firms.
The 2013 edition of Chambers USA describes the former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas as "a tenacious attorney" who is "respected for her advocacy skills and writing style."
"Chambers USA is one of the most respected legal guides in the country, and earning recognition is always an honor," says Ms. Hankinson, founder of Hankinson LLP.
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The Chambers USA honor is just the latest professional recognition for Ms. Hankinson, who recently was selected for the eighth time among "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine and was honored for the sixth time by Texas' Best Lawyers magazine for her work in appellate law and arbitration and mediation proceedings. She also has been recognized in Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, after earning the highest peer ratings possible from Martindale-Hubbell, the top lawyer-rating service in the nation and publisher of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers.
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Appellate Attorneys Deborah Hankinson, Rick Thompson Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
DALLAS - Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson and Managing Partner Rick Thompson have been selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine based upon their work in the area of appellate law.
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The 2013 honors mark the eighth time Ms. Hankinson has been... + read more
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DALLAS - Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson and Managing Partner Rick Thompson have been selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine based upon their work in the area of appellate law.
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The 2013 honors mark the eighth time Ms. Hankinson has been selected among Dallas' best lawyers.
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"Being selected among the elite attorneys in Dallas has always been an honor that I take great pride in, but I am aware that I am also lucky to be surrounded with exceptional attorneys, starting with Rick," says Ms. Hankinson, a former Dallas appellate court and Texas Supreme Court justice.
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Among the most respected appellate attorneys in Texas, Ms. Hankinson also has a nationally recognized arbitration and mediation practice. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association.
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"At 37, Ryan's legal and charitable accomplishments rival those of Texas' best attorneys of any vintage," says Deborah Hankinson, firm founder and former Supreme Court of Texas justice.
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Hankinson LLP now is home to four attorneys who are Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, including firm founder Deborah Hankinson and M
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Dallas Arbitrator, Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson to Discuss Effective Arbitration | Hankinson LLP
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Dallas Arbitrator, Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson to Discuss Effective Arbitration
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DALLAS - Dallas arbitrator and appellate attorney Deborah Hankinson will be a featured speaker in a national conference of lawyers, arbitrators and business people addressing arbitration trends and methods for keeping arbitrations from getting out of control.
Hankinson, a former Texas Supreme Court justice and founder of Hankinson LLP, will participate in the panel presentation, "How to Prevent a Runaway Arbitration," during the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual CLE Conference on April 19 in Washington, D.C. The panel will offer practical solutions to help in-house and outside counsel ensure that arbitration remains a cost-effective and efficient alternative to litigation.
Along with Ms. Hankinson, the panel will include Crowell & Moring LLP Partner Kathryn Kirmayer.
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"Arbitration is an excellent dispute-resolution tool - when it is used properly," Hankinson says. "As someone who knows the process, I know it's my job to keep things on track and to be fair to all. That's what we plan to discuss."
In addition to her appellate work, Hankinson's nationally prominent practice includes serving in arbitrator and mediator roles in disputes. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and is a member of the association's national roster of neutrals. She also consults with trial lawyers with regard to trial strategy and appellate briefs, offering insight as to how appellate courts might view critical issues.
Hankinson is also a former justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
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News + Information | Hankinson LLP - Part 3
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Deborah Hankinson argued the case before the Amarillo Court of Appeals (after she and Ryan Clinton briefed the appeal), and the Amarillo Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's judgment, concluding that no evidence supported the jury's findings. The court of appeals rendered judgment that the plaintiffs take nothing against OPL. Occidental Permian Ltd. v. Helen Jones Foundation, et. al, 333 S.W.3d 392 (Tex. App.-Amarillo Jan. 31, 2011, pet. filed).
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DALLAS - Deborah Hankinson and Jeffrey Levinger, founding partners in the Dallas-based civil appellate firm of Hankinson Levinger LLP, are recognized as two of the state's top appellate lawyers in the prestigious Chambers USA 2010 legal directory.
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DALLAS - Deborah Hankinson and Jeffrey Levinger, founding partners in the Dallas-based civil appellate firm of Hankinson Levinger LLP, are recognized as two of the state's top appellate lawyers in the prestigious Chambers USA 2010 legal directory.
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Ms. Hankinson, a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in cases involving a variety of complex legal issues. In addition to her work at Texas' highest civil appellate court, Ms. Hankinson previously served as a Justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas.
The publication notes that the "incredibly talented" Ms. Hankinson "is recommended for her intimate knowledge of judiciary procedures and her seasoned approach.
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Lawdragon 500 Names Deborah Hankinson 'Leading Lawyer'
DALLAS - Noted Dallas appellate lawyer and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Ms. Hankinson, a name partner in Dallas' Hankinson Levinger, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator... + read more
DALLAS - Noted Dallas appellate lawyer and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
Ms. Hankinson, a name partner in Dallas' Hankinson Levinger, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in cases involving a variety of complex legal issues. Ms. Hankinson served as a Justice both on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas and the Supreme Court of Texas, she is a member of the American Law Institute, and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The Lawdragon 500 is compiled based on a combination of written submissions, nominations and comments received through an online ballot, in addition to editorial research by Lawdragon staff. The list represents 0.04 percent of all lawyers in the U.S.
"I'm honored to be named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America," says Ms. Hankinson. "We work hard to give our clients top-quality legal services, both at the trial and appellate levels. To have that work acknowledged by our peers is gratifying."
Being named to the Lawdragon 500 is just the latest honor for Ms. Hankinson. She has repeatedly earned selection as:
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For more information on Ms. Hankinson and Hankinson Levinger, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or mark@androvett.com.
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Deborah Hankinson successfully persuaded the trial court to withdraw the first judgment and render judgment that the plaintiff take nothing. Hankinson, along with Ryan Clinton, briefed the case on appeal to the El Paso Court of Appeals, with Clinton arguing the case.
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