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FORWARD is focused on professional development, networking, mentorship, and increasing leadership opportunities for Thompson Coe women attorneys at all stages of their career.

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP, a premier litigation firm, is pleased to announce the official launch of its affinity group for women attorneys. T-Coe FORWARD, led by Dallas partner Cassie Dallas, creates attorney development and networking opportunities for women attorneys at the firm, and hosts business development events open to the entire firm.

At Thompson Coe, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture that celebrates and embraces the unique qualities that each attorney brings. We are excited to create spaces where we all feel connected and supported.

— Shawn Phelan, Chair of the Management Committee

The mission of T-Coe FORWARD is to foster a robust, supportive, and inclusive network for the women of Thompson Coe, with a focus on retention, development, and advancement of women lawyers.

Women comprise approximately 30 percent of Thompson Coe partners, 55 percent of associates, and 42 percent of its attorneys overall. Fifty percent of Thompson Coe partner promotions in 2021 were female and two were ethnically diverse.

T-Coe FORWARD will offer professional development, networking, and mentorship opportunities that focus on increasing internal engagement among women attorneys. It will implement training, programs, and events that address the unique experiences of women in the legal profession, which will be open to all members of the firm as we work toward diversity and inclusiveness in the legal profession.

The leadership team, with attorneys from four of our six offices, includes Zandra FoleyStephanie RojoRhonda ThompsonTasha BarnesJamie BakerChristina CulverMarne JonesHeather BeamMary-Ellen KingMaria Fernandez-Sanchez, and Jaqueline Bolden.

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Zandra E. Foley
Partner

Zandra E. Foley

713-403-8200
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Stephanie S. Rojo
Partner

Stephanie S. Rojo

512-703-5047
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Rhonda J. Thompson
Partner

Rhonda J. Thompson

214-871-8273
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Tasha L. Barnes
Partner

Tasha L. Barnes

512-703-5038
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Jamie K. Baker
Of Counsel

Jamie K. Baker

214-871-8293
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Christina Anne Culver
Partner

Christina Anne Culver

713-403-8212
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Marne A. Jones
Partner

Marne A. Jones

504-526-4320
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Heather M. Beam
Partner

Heather M. Beam

512-703-5039
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Mary-Ellen King
Partner

Mary-Ellen King

512-827-2305
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Jacqueline R. Bolden
Associate

Jacqueline R. Bolden

214-292-7540
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