Law firm hires TSU law school alumna to run Dallas office 

By: Texas Southern University

LOAR PLLC, a fast-growing, woman-owned, personal injury law firm with offices in Austin, Waco, and Dallas/Fort Worth, has been looking for top legal talent that shares its passion for investing in the community. It found it in TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduate Mikeyia Dawkins.

Dawkins, who graduated from TMSL in 2015, is an experienced litigator and trial attorney representing clients in civil disputes. She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney where she built significant litigation experience. Dawkins switched from criminal to civil and spent the next five years working on personal injury cases on the defense side, including working for Farmers Insurance, where she handled more than 1,000 personal injury cases, and successfully first-chaired more than 35 jury trials. 

While she excels in the courtroom, Dawkins understands that trial is not the only way to resolve an issue for her clients, and she also uses her extensive experience to negotiate settlements when it is beneficial to her clients. Mikeyia has consistently been a leader in her community. She is a member of the JL Turner African American Lawyers Association, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is an advocate for justice and enjoys volunteering in her community individually and with associated organizations, where she is always advocating for those who are unable to do so for themselves.

To read more about Dawkins, click here.