February 01, 2018
Dallas - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Dawn M. Wright has joined the Board of Directors for TACA (“The Arts Community Alliance”), a non-profit arts organization that supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership.
Ms. Wright is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office and Chair of the Firm’s Industry Group for Torts, Products Liability, Transportation, Chemicals, and Manufacturing. For more than two decades, she has focused her practice on products liability and toxic tort litigation and the defense of asbestos products and premises liability claims, and currently serves as co-national asbestos litigation counsel in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. She represents major, national product manufacturers and chemical distributors in toxic substances cases involving asbestos, silica, benzene, TCE, chlorinated solvents, and other substances. Her expertise encompasses the management, defense, and resolution of cases involving thousands of plaintiffs for national product manufacturers in courts across the Midwest.
In addition to her involvement with TACA, she is actively involved in civic and professional organizations. Ms. Wright is a Founding Member of the non-profit organization Women with Promise, and former member of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas Young Leaders’ Board. Also, she is a member of the American, Texas, and Dallas Bar Associations; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; National Association of Women Lawyers; and DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar. Ms. Wright is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Founded in 1957, TACA nurtures arts organizations and provides visionary and responsive leadership to the arts community. By providing flexible funding and much-needed resources, like professional development workshops, TACA allows arts organizations to focus on running strong and effective programs that transform lives through the arts. For 50 years, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. To learn more, visit https://taca-arts.org/.