DALLAS – For only the third time in more than 35 years, the Dallas-based law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P., has named a new managing partner. Tim Gavin, a member of the firm since 1979, has been selected to succeed Fletcher Yarbrough in directing the business operations of the 90-attorney practice that focuses primarily on complex dispute resolution, with a significant concentration in real estate and other business transactions.
“I’m deeply honored and humbled to assume the responsibility of leading this firm and upholding its legacy of professionalism and its reputation for high-quality legal services,” says Mr. Gavin. “We’re excited about the opportunity to build on the solid foundation our earlier leaders provided and make a great institution even better.”
As a part of the transition, Mr. Yarbrough has been named chairman of the firm, and the executive committee has been expanded from three to four members. In addition to Mr. Gavin, other members of the executive committee are Bruce W. Collins, Stephen A. Goodwin, and Diane M. Sumoski.
“I’m confident that everyone here views this as the right time to begin a new era backed by a very select group of attorneys who share lengthy tenures, solid interpersonal relationships, and high standards,” says Mr. Gavin. “Those qualities and our exceptional team of young lawyers will continue to make us a strong and vibrant firm.”
“Tim is an outstanding attorney, leader, and communicator, and he expects the same commitment from everyone around him,” says Mr. Yarbrough. “Jim Coleman and I are fully supportive of this move and expect great things for the firm.”
Mr. Gavin earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University and his undergraduate degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has extensive experience in antitrust and unfair competition litigation, as well as class and derivative actions involving director and officer liability and ERISA fiduciary issues.