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Charlotte Nall, Jessica Dunne | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Charlotte Nall and Jessica Dunne

FGH has opened an adoption practice, spearheaded by associates Charlotte Nall and Jessica Dunne (pictured, left to right). The attorneys will be representing prospective adoptive parents in legal adoption proceedings.  Congratulations to Jessica and Charlotte on pursuing this rewarding area of law.

Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Jennifer Lewis and Jennifer Snow

Farrow-Gillespie & Heath is proud to announce that partner Jennifer Lewis and senior associate Jennifer Snow have been named to the 2017 list of “Rising Stars” by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service). The list represents the top 2.5% of Texas lawyers under the age of 40, as nominated by their peers.

Rhonda Hunter | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Rhonda Hunter

Rhonda Hunter has closed her private practice to accept an appointment as Deputy Chief of the Juvenile Division of the District Attorney’s Office of Dallas County.  Ms. Hunter, a board-certified family attorney, has won countless awards for her work, both in public service and in the private practice of law.  The firm wishes her all the very best.

Catherine Parsley | Intern | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Catherine Parsley

FGH welcomes intern Catherine Parsley. Ms. Parsley is a law student at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, where she has been on the Dean’s List in each semester and is a staff editor of the SMU Law Review.  Catherine served as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, of the Supreme Court of Texas.  She holds a B.S. in communications studies, cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin.

Liza Farrow-Gillespie | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Liza Farrow-Gillespie

Partner Liza Farrow-Gillespie was a featured speaker at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists in San Antonio. Her topic was “Risky Business: How to Manage Your Personal and Professional Liability Exposure.”

Christopher Elam | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Christopher Elam

Christopher Elam has joined Farrow-Gillespie & Heath as an associate in the firm’s advertising and promotions law practice. Chris is a 2010 honors graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was editor of the International Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honors English from The University of Texas. Before joining the firm, Chris practiced corporate law with the Wilkins Law Group and with the Dallas office of Cantey Hanger LLP.

Chris WIlmoth | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Chris Wilmoth

FGH partner and former probate judge Chris Wilmoth spoke on the panel “A View from the Bench” at the 27th Annual Texas State Bar course in Estate Planning and Probate Drafting. He has also been tapped to serve on the Pattern Jury Instruction Committee of the State Bar of Texas for probate and family law. Chris focuses his practice on probate, trust and guardianship litigation.

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D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas” 2016

Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP attorneys Rhonda Hunter (divorce law), Angela Hunt (government relations law), Liza Farrow-Gillespie (estate planning), and Scott Chase (health law) have been named to the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.

Jennifer Lewis | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Snow | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Jennifer Gadd Snow

Partner Jennifer Lewis and senior associate Jennifer Snow have been named to the 2016 list of “Rising Stars” by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service). The list represents the top 2.5% of Texas lawyers under the age of 40.

Angela Hunt | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt will be speaking to the Dallas Bar Association Real Property section on March 14, 2016, at noon at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas, for a 1-hour CLE credit for attendees. Her topic is “Public-Private Partnerships.” Ms. Hunt practices law in the areas of urban and economic development, and is a former four-term Dallas City Councilmember.

Jennifer Lewis | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis has become a partner of the firm. Jennifer practices estate planning, corporate law, and taxation. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2008, and her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2005. Ms. Lewis was recently named the “One to Watch” by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She has been an associate with the firm since 2008.  (February 1, 2016)

Chris WIlmoth | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Chris Wilmoth, Former Probate Judge, Dallas County

Chris Wilmoth has been elected chair of the Wesley-Rankin Community Center Trust Fund Board of Directors. The Trust Fund is an endowment fund for the support of Wesley-Rankin, a nonprofit in west Dallas, which provides services to children and the elderly. Chris is a former probate judge who now guides our

Rhonda Hunter | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Rhonda Hunter

clients through the probate process. For more information: http://www.probatelawfirmdallas.com/.(January 26, 2016)

Partner Rhonda Hunter is a panelist for the Dallas Bar Association’s seminar entitled “Uncovering Implicit Bias and Understanding its Effects,” on January 22, 2016. Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association’s Minority Attorney Program and the Minority Participation Committee, the program is intended to educate the Dallas legal community and public on Implicit Bias, its effect on the legal system and will discuss ways to find solutions to this issue.  (January 22, 2016)

Angela Hunt | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt has become a board member of the Greater Dallas Planning Council.  The mission of GDPC is to shape, promote and advocate a creative sustainable future for the Dallas region.

Mary L. O'Connor | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Mary L. O’Connor

Mary L. O’Connor has joined Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP as a partner. Mary’s practice focuses on representing public companies and their officers and directors in securities litigation and arbitration, internal investigations, and regulatory proceedings. Ms. O’Connor is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Bryn Mawr College. She was formerly a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. (January 1, 2016)

Jennifer Lewis | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis has been named the “One to Watch” by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers for December. This honor is awarded to one young Dallas attorney per month by vote of the attorney’s peers in DAYL. Reasons cited by the organization for naming Jennifer Lewis include her “dedication to the DAYL, her commitment to excellence in serving her clients, and her passion for service, both in Dallas and abroad.”

Jessica Dunne has joined the firm as an associate in our probate practice. Jessica is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Baylor Law School, and holds a B.A. in

Jessica Dunne | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Jessica Dunne

psychology from Texas A&M University. Her primary practice areas are probate proceedings, probate litigation and guardianship litigation. Welcome, Jessica! (December 15, 2015)

Rhonda Hunter has been named to the list of the 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. The list, published by D

Rhonda Hunter | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Rhonda Hunter

Magazine CEO, represents “the most powerful top executives in more than 60 business categories . . . the people who really run Dallas-Fort Worth business.”

Partner Angela Hunt and senior associate Jennifer Snow have assisted our wonderful client the Aldredge House to prevail at City Hall in the recent bid

Angela Hunt Assists Aldredge House to Keep Doors OPen

Aldredge House

to force them to close their doors. Congratulations to everyone who worked together to keep this Dallas institution alive and well.

Christian Kelso | Farrow-GIllespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Christian S. Kelso

FGH estate planning attorney Christian S. Kelso has published the lead article in the November 2015 issue of Thomson Reuter’s Checkpoint Estate Planning Magazine. The article concerns Trust language and is entitled “Get HEMS Straight: Tailor the Right Distribution Standard.”

Ann Chao, Rhonda Hunter, and Liza Farrow-GIllespie, of Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Ann Chao Sheu, Rhonda Hunter, and Liza Farrow-Gillespie

On October 15, 2015, Rhonda Hunter (center, flanked by Ann Chao Sheu and Liza Farrow-Gillespie) received the Dallas Women Lawyer Association award for Outstanding Female Partner in a mid-sized firm.

Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Liza Farrow-Gillespie, Scott Chase, Rhonda Hunter, and Julie Heath

Four attorneys at Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP have been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers for 2015. They are Liza Farrow-Gillespie (estate planning), Scott Chase (health law), Rhonda Hunter (divorce law), and Julie Heath (employment law). Texas Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service that employs a peer-reviewed selection process to compile its annual list.

Scott Chase | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Scott Chase

FGH attorney Scott Chase has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2016 in the areas of health law and corporate law. Scott is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses primarily on assisting physicians, physician groups, and healthcare companies and organizations with business transactions and regulatory compliance.

Liza Farrow-GIllespie | Farrow-GIllespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Liza Farrow-Gillespie

Liza Farrow-Gillespie spoke at a recent meeting of the Turtle Creek Breakfast Club at the Dallas Country Club. Her topic was “Voyage of a Lifetime,” a discussion of Liza’s six-year two-person sailing circumnavigation aboard a 54-foot sailboat.

Henry Wehrmann | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Henry Wehrmann

Henry Wehrmann will be conducting a webinar entitled “Drones: A Crash Course” for the International Association of Defense Counsel on August 26, 2015. The webinar focuses on the rules governing use of unmanned aircraft for recreational and commercial purposes. Henry is a partner at FGH in personal injury defense and products liability defense.

Scott Chase and Liza Farrow-GIllespie, of Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP

Scott Chase and Liza Farrow-Gillespie

Liza Farrow-Gillespie and Scott Chase spoke at the annual meeting of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists in San Antonio, September 2015. Scott, who is a board certified health care attorney, spoke on HIPAA rules and applications. Liza, who practices estate and asset protection planning as well as investment and business law, spoke on managing physician liability exposure.

Chris WIlmoth | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP | Dallas, TX

Chris Wilmoth

FGH partner Chris Wilmoth, formerly judge of Probate Court No. 2 of Dallas County, spoke recently at a meeting of the downtown Dallas Altrusa Club (Altrusa International of Dallas, Texas, Inc.). Thank you, Altrusa!