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Dallas Lawyer Melissa Dorman

Telephone 214.346.3771
Facsimile 214.267.4271

8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

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Melissa represents clients in professional liability, product liability, personal injury, commercial litigation and premises liability matters. She defends legal professionals in malpractice cases, which have become more prevalent in the declining economy. She also enjoys defending medical devices, automotive manufacturers, and heavy equipment makers. She has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of industries and clients in attorney-client disputes, business disputes, personal injury cases, and product defect cases.

Melissa has gained extensive first-chair trial experience over more than 20 years of practice, and has tried cases in many cities throughout Texas. She is also involved in women’s organizations in Texas and on a national level.

Melissa Dorman Interests.


Texas Tech University, J.D. 1994

Texas Christian University, B.S. 1989

Bar & Court Admissions


U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Honors & Awards

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Outstanding Young Lawyer of El Paso, El Paso Bar Association (1998-1999)

Texas Super Lawyers- Rising Star 2007

Texas Top-rated Lawyers by ALM, 2012

Selected for the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2012

Appointed Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Texas standing committee on Council of Chairs

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Trial Attorneys of America, 2012-present

Dallas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Texas Women Lawyers; Board of Directors & Member since 1999

Dallas Women Lawyers

Chair, State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section; Council Member since 2005

El Paso Women's Bar Association; Past President

Litigation Counsel of America Fellow

Panelist, Texas Women Lawyers 2009

CLE: Constructing Your Practice; Marketing, Mentoring & Retention Efforts

Presenter, Texas Women Lawyers 2011

CLE: Project You: Finding Focus in Your Practice; Hot Topics in Complex Litigation

Panelist, Texas Women Lawyers 2011

Webinar: Social Media Networking: Becoming the Trusted Advisor Online

Author, The Rules Have Changed: Important Venue and Removal Considerations, The Women's Advocate, Women and the Law Section; Newsletter – March 2012

Author, Texas Supreme Court Allows Mandamus Review of Merits of New Trial Orders, The Women's Advocate, Women and the Law Section; Newsletter – Fall 2013

Southern Methodist University Women in Law Career Panel, February 2014

Panelist, Texas Women Lawyers 2014 CLE, Lessons Learned – in and out of the Courtroom

Chair, State Bar of Texas Council of Chairs (2015-2016)

The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Board of Directors