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"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."

-Vincent Lombardi

Our attorneys might not be spotted on the red carpet or receive any Academy Awards, but they have earned lots of recognition in the legal community. These acknowledgements reflect the respect their peers and clients have for their legal excellence and outstanding service. Our attorneys level of dedication has made our firm a success for more than twenty years. We're delighted to see each of these valued members of the HDBD team recognized with these well-deserved honors.
Twelve HDBD attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers® list, three of whom were recognized for the tenth consecutive year.
Texas Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding Texas lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are based on a rigorous, multiphase process, including peer nominations and review, and independent research.  No more than 5% of the lawyers in Texas are selected to be a part of this list. [Read more]
Darrell Barger*, Richard Crews*, Mike Terry*, John Dacus, Kyle Dreyer, Scott Edwards, Vernon Hartline, Charles Lyman, Jeff Patterson, David Green and Marshall Rosenberg
*Selected for Texas Super Lawyers for tenth consecutive year

Mike Terry, partner in the firm's Corpus Christi office, was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corpus Christi Personal Injury Litigation− Defendants "Lawyer of the Year."
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Darrell Barger, Richard Crews and Kyle Dreyer were also selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel magazine's 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. [Read more]
Melissa Dorman, partner in the firm's Dallas office, was recently selected for the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2012 and invited to become a member of the Trial Attorneys of America.
The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers is a selective group that gives elite women lawyers recognition for their status, while creating opportunities for them to expand their professional networks with other women lawyers with Preeminent™ peer-review ratings.
Melissa was also recently invited to become a member of the Trial Attorneys of America, a professional organization limited to 200 trial attorneys who have devoted a substantial portion of their practice to the defense of product liability litigation and to corporate counsel who work primarily in that area. Membership is by invitation only upon the recommendation of a current member. Currently, Melissa is the only Dallas attorney who has been invited to be a member of the TAA.
Darrell Barger, partner in the firm's Houston and Corpus Christi offices, was selected as one of the five Personal Injury finalists for the 2012 Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide.
The guide includes Texas' leading attorneys in 18 practice areas. This year, only 90 attorneys were selected state-wide as finalists. Texas Lawyer announced the winners at an awards dinner at the Belo Mansion. HDBD co-sponsored the event and several HDBD partners attended with Darrell for the award ceremony. 

Aaron Burke, attorney in the Dallas office, was recognized as this month's Dallas Association of Young Lawyers' One to Watch.
Each month, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers has a feature story highlighting a very active member who excels in their practice of law and volunteers in the community. The DAYL is the only bar organization in Dallas dedicated exclusively to the needs of young lawyers and the community service projects that young lawyers feel most passionately about. [Read more]

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer's award season also brought firm-wide recognition for our attorneys' excellent work and stellar reputation among both our clients and peers.
HDBD received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for the third consecutive year. The Tier 1 ranking is determined through a combination of a rigorous evaluation, extraordinary client feedback and an impressive peer review from lawyers in other firms within the same practice areas. [Read more]
HDBD was honored to be listed as outside counsel to two of the top five companies on the Fortune 100 list in the October issue of Corporate Counsel magazine. [Read more]
HDBD is pleased to welcome Selim Fiagome and Sean Hsu as associate attorneys in the Dallas office.
With the addition of these two talented lawyers, the firm continues to expand and enhance its capabilities in employment litigation and intellectual property litigation. [Read more]

Melissa Dorman became a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners®
The National Association of Women Business Owners® is a well-respected membership organization that strives to propel women into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
HDBD recently joined the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. 
The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Pryce Tucker, partner in the Dallas office, was the first HDBD attorney to join the CLM. [Read more]

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas recently kicked off their annual Equal Access to Justice Campaign benefitting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.
HDBD was recognized as a Gold-level contributor for their generosity. The severe recession has hit poor people especially hard and more than 60,000 qualify financially to receive help from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.
To see a complete list of firm-wide and individual honors and awards, please click here.
Our attorneys are often invited to speak at leading industry conferences and seminars across the country, to share their trial experiences and insights. We welcome the opportunity to connect with our clients and contacts at these events, so please let us know when you plan to attend any of our attorney's presentations. To see a complete list of our speakers, click here

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