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Dallas Mediator, Appellate Lawyer Deborah Hankinson Earns 2013 Best Lawyers Honor

DALLAS, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished appellate attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of Dallas' Hankinson LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in appeals cases at the state and federal levels.

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 4 million confidential evaluations by other lawyers.

Ms. Hankinson, a former justice on the Supreme Court of Texas and the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, has been included in Best Lawyers every year since 2008, and was named Best Lawyers' Dallas Appellate Lawyer of the Year for 2012. She also received special recognition in the recent Texas Super Lawyers list after earning the second-highest number of nominations for any lawyer in any practice area in Texas.

"Deborah is a one-woman embarrassment of riches," says Rick Thompson, Hankinson LLP's managing partner. "She brings a remarkable level of technical skill and expertise to her job, but it's her real-world common sense and determination that make her so effective for our clients."

Ms. Hankinson serves 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 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.

In addition to Best Lawyers and Texas Super Lawyers, she has been regularly honored in D Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in Dallas," Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer and the Dallas Business Journal, among others.

Hankinson LLP, the preeminent 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

For more information on Ms. Hankinson's Best Lawyers selection, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or

SOURCE Hankinson LLP