The Raggio Award is named for DWLA co-founder and Dallas legal pioneer Louise Raggio, who was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County history and who helped develop the Texas Family Code. Each year, the organization confers the Raggio Award to someone who has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism while making significant contributions to the advancement of women attorneys.
Other honorees this year include:
- Stacey Doré, Outstanding Corporate Counselor Award. She is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Co-Chief Restructuring Officer at Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings.
- Kit Addleman, Outstanding Female Partner, Large Firm. She is a partner in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Haynes and Boone, LLP.
- Dawn Estes, Outstanding Female Partner, Small Firm. She is one of the founding partners of Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC of Dallas.
- Jennifer Ryback, the Rising Raggio Award. Ms. Ryback is a lawyer with McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., in Dallas.
- Judge Tonya Parker, DWLA Outstanding Director. She serves Dallas County's 116th Judicial District.
"All of these women are truly extraordinary leaders and are deserving of this recognition," said DWLA President Angela Zambrano. "And all are terrific examples for the rest of us to follow in our own careers."
Founded in 1968, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization that works to benefit women attorneys and elevate the standing of women in the legal profession. Founding members include acclaimed Dallas lawyers Louise B. Raggio, Judge Sarah T. Hughes and Joann Peters. More information is available at http://www.dallaswomenlawyers.org.
For more information on the DWLA 2016 Awards, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOURCE Dallas Women Lawyers Association