Hon. Deborah G.  Hankinson

Hankinson LLP
Dallas, TX

Attorney and Partner, Hankinson LLP - In current civil appellate practice, handles all aspects of post-trial proceedings, including post-trial motions, appellate briefing, and oral arguments in state and federal court; provides independent assessments of potential appeals; collaborates with other law firms in developing pre-trial and trial strategies; routinely participates or takes the lead in drafting key discovery motions, dispositive motions, and jury charges, and provides guidance on preserving error; and when appropriate, attends jury charge conferences and trials.


ADR education and training experience includes: AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012, 2010; Faculty, AAA Regaining Speed and Economy in Dispute Resolution, 2011; AAA Webinar, New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Judicial Orientation, 2011; AAA The Ethics Behind "Better, Faster, Cheaper" in ADR, 2011; Faculty, AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2010; American College of Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, International Commercial Arbitraton: What You Need to Know, 2010; AAA, ADR Strategies That Save Time and Money, 2010; Faculty, 20th Annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, Confronting Ethical Issues in International Arbitration, 2009; The Permanent Court of Arbitration/Houston International Arbitration Club, Inc./University of Texas School of Law, Remedies in Commercial, Investment and Energy Arbitrations, 2008; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Arbitrating the Mega Case: Surviving and Succeeding in the Mega-Arbitration, 2008; AAA Arbitrator I Training: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2006.


Purdue University (BA, with distinction-1973); University of Texas at Dallas (MS- 1978); Southern Methodist University (JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor in Chief-Southwestern Law Journal, Phi Delta Phi-1983).