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Carrington Coleman attorneys are active participants in the community. Their involvement finds expression in many forms, including important leadership positions within civic, charitable and professional organizations throughout the Dallas area.

We encourage you to visit some of these websites and learn more about these exceptional organizations and their work.

Civic & Professional
Charitable
Bar Associations
Civic & Professional
Dallas Petroleum Club, Wildcat Committee
Baylor Business Network, Steering Committee
  • Neal Suit
  • Member
Construction Owners Association of America
  • Cathy Altman
  • Associate Member
  • Neal Suit
  • Member
Dallas Breakfast Group
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Member
  • Tim Gavin
  • Member
  • Charles Jordan
  • Member
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Environmental Council
  • Cathy Altman
  • Member
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Group
  • Lance Currie
  • Board of Directors
Leadership Dallas
  • Monica Latin
  • Class of 2009
  • Mike Birrer
  • Class of 2013
Leadership Dallas Alumni Association
  • Monica Latin
  • Board of Directors Chair
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Angelina LaPenotiere
  • Director
Midlothian Economic Development Committee
  • Cathy Altman
  • Board Member
Midlothian ISD Bond Oversight Committee
  • Cathy Altman
  • Secretary
National Association of Corporate Directors, Dallas Chapter
  • Bryan Erman
  • Advisory Board Member
North Texas Commission
  • Cathy Altman
  • Board Member
The Real Estate Council, Programs and Research and Development Committees
  • Neal Suit
  • Member
The Sedona Conference®
  • Monica Latin
Charitable
Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Co-Chair 2013-2014
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Advisory Board
  • Mike Birrer
  • Lifetime Member and Past President
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 124
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Advancement Chair
Chiapas International
  • Monica Latin
  • Advisory Board, Past Board Chair and Officer
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
  • Mike Birrer
  • Board Member and Past President
Dallas Philosopher’s Forum
  • David Drumm
  • Board Member
Dallas Theater Center
  • Lyndon Bittle
  • Former Board Member
East Dallas Community School (Charter School)
  • Mike Birrer
  • Board Member and Past President
Harvard Club of Dallas
  • Neal Suit
  • Schools Committee
Hatton W. Sumners Foundation
  • David Drumm
  • Board Chairman
Integral Dallas
  • David Drumm
  • Leadership Team
Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas
  • Rodney Lawson
  • Board Member
St. Edward’s University
  • Tim Gavin
  • Board of Trustees Member
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Past President, Board of Trustees
  • Neal Suit
  • Board Member
T. Boone Pickens YMCA
  • Monica Latin
  • Board of Management
United Way Young Leader’s Society
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Member
Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation
  • Monica Latin
  • Board Member
Bar Associations
American Bar Association
  • Jim Coleman
  • Section of Litigation — Member of the Council, 1973–75
  • Litigation Section — Director, 1975–81
  • Cathy Altman
  • Forum on the Construction Industry — Chair Division 12 (Owners and Lenders)
  • Lyndon Bittle
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (“TIPS-ICLC”) — Chair 2012–13
  • Ken Carroll
  • Exemptions and Immunities Committee, Section of Antitrust Law — Former Vice Chair
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Commercial & Business Litigation Committee — Professional Liability Sub-Committee — Co-Chair, 2012–13
  • Monica Latin
  • Section of Litigation, Committee on National Institutes — Co-Chair, 2010–13
  • Neal Suit
  • Real Estate Litigation Section, Subcommittee on Experts — Chair
  • Diane Sumoski
  • Special Committee on the Future of Multidistrict Litigation, Section of Litigation — Co-Chair, 2009–10
  • Public Service Division, Section of Litigation — Director of Division VII, 2008–09
  • Expert Witnesses Committee, Section of Litigation — Chair, 2004–08
  • Section of Litigation — Director of Division IV, 2000–01
  • Woman Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation — Chair, 1998–2000
  • Section of Litigation, programming for the American Bar Association Annual Meeting — Chair, 1995–96
State Bar of Texas
  • Ken Carroll
  • Antitrust and Business Litigation Section — Council
  • Charles Jordan
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section — Chair, 2005
  • Mike Prince
  • Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee — Chair, 1995-96
Dallas Bar Association
  • Ken Carroll
  • Appellate Section — Vice Chair
  • Antitrust Section — Secretary
  • Tim Gavin
  • Lawyer Referral Service Committee — Chair, 2005
    Judiciary Committee — Co-Chair, 2001
    Judicial Investiture Committee — Chair, 2001
    Bench Bar Conference Committee — Co-Chair, 1995
    Fee Disputes Committee — Chair, 1991
  • Kelli Hinson
  • Legal Ethics Committee — Co-Vice Chair
  • Charles Jordan
  • Environmental Law Section — Chair, 2001
  • Monica Latin
  • Board of Directors, 201112
    Judiciary Committee — Co-Chair, 2011
    Bench Bar Conference Committee — Co-Chair, 2009
  • Mike Prince
  • Legal Ethics Committee — Co-Chair 200506
    Senior Lawyer’s Committee — Chair, Current Vice Chair
  • Diane Sumoski
  • Board of Directors — 2009–present
    Judiciary Committee — Co-Chair, 2013
    Continuing Legal Education Committee — Co-Chair, 2011
    Dallas Bar Association / Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Equal Access to Justice Campaign — Chair of Corporate Division, 2013
    Dallas Bar Association / Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Equal Access to Justice Campaign — Chair, 2008 –09
    Dallas Bar Association / Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Equal Access to Justice Campaign — Co-Chair, 2007-08
    Community Service Fund — Director, 2008–present
    Minority Participation Committee — Co-Chair, 2009
    Pro Bono Activities Committee — Co-Chair, 2008
    Dallas Bar Association, Summer Law Intern Committee — Vice-Chair, 2004–06; Co-Chair, 2007
Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Mike Sutherland
  • Bankruptcy Section — Past President
Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Angelina LaPenotiere
  • Director/Immediate Past President, 2014
    President, 2013
    President-Elect, 2012
    Director, 2011
    Past Co-Chair, 2010-11
Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Monica Latin
  • Board of Directors — Board Member, 2000-04
  • Lance Currie
  • Board of Directors — Board Member, 2011-present 
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Monica Latin
  • Board of Directors — Secretary, Treasurer 1999-2004
  • Sara Romine
  • CLE Committee — Co-Chair
  • Thomas Conner
  • Membership Commitee — Co-Chair
  • Bri Turner
  • Attorneys Serving Children — Co-Chair
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Monica Latin
  • Past Trustee
Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Cathy Altman
  • Board Member
American Inns of Court
  • John C. Ford Inn of Court
  • Lisa Lucas — Apprentice
  • Mike Sutherland — Master, Pupilage Group 9 Leader
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court
  • Cathy Altman  — Associate Member, 2001–02
  • Jim Coleman — Co-founder, 1988, Past-President, Master
  • Lance Currie — Associate Member, 2014
  • Bryan Erman — Barrister, 2014
  • Kelli Hinson — Associate Member, 2001
  • Monica Latin — Master, 2014
  • Sara Romine — Associate Member, 2011–12
  • William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court
  • Amy Lott — Associate Member
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