Dorlin Armijo
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Dorlin Armijo

Lawsuits are stressful, regardless of what side you are on. My confidence, experience, and skills put clients’ minds at ease. I strive to be a stress reducer and do it quite well.

Dorlin Armijo is an experienced advocate who zealously represents her client’s interests in complex commercial and securities litigation—including partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, allegations of fraud, as well as shareholder issues such as derivative and shareholder litigation, and litigation over fiduciary duties and minority shareholder rights. A skilled strategist who is extremely comfortable in the courtroom, Dorlin also has significant experience litigating securities, employment, and construction matters.

In fact, in her first year of practice, Dorlin second-chaired two large jury trials and has since represented clients in several other trials, arbitrations, and emergency injunction matters. She attributes some of her advocacy skills and insights to time spent as clerk and briefing attorney to Justice Mike Willson and Chief Justice Jim Wright of the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas.

Dorlin is a Dallas native and is Mexican-American, fluent in Spanish. She is committed to giving back to the community and to helping indigent individuals.

Areas of Focus

Education

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2016)
    • Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholar
    • Order of the Barristers, Member
    • Science and Technology Law Review, Executive Editor, 2015-2016
    • Board of Advocates, Master Level
    • 2016 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, 7th of the top 16 nationally ranked teams
    • 2015 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 7th of 202 teams, Brooklyn Regional Champion
    • 2015 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, National Champion; Southeast Regional Champion, 3rd Best Brief
  • Wellesley College (B.A., 2012)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2016
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District, Texas

Leadership

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2020
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Membership Committee Co-Chair 2018-2019
  • DAYL Leadership Class of 2020, Executive and Steering Committee Member
  • American Bar Association, Judicial Internship Opportunity Program member, 2020, 2021

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2023, Commercial Litigation

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Speeches/Publications

  • Author, Note, Online Free Speech or Materially Supporting Terrorism?, 18 SMU SCI. & TECH. L. REV. 37 (2015).

Outside of Work

I started debating in the third grade and have never looked back; I have been participating and excelling in advocacy competitions ever since. I love everything about it, from its intellectual challenges to its allowing me to fight passionately for the things—and people—I believe in. I now regularly volunteer with the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, an organization aimed to encourage middle and high school minority students to participate and compete in debate.