DALLAS – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service — Mary A. Daffin has been named managing partner of the law firm of Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier, LLP. In this role, Ms. Daffin will be responsible for all legal operations of the firm.
“I am very pleased and gratified to accept this responsibility,” said Ms. Daffin. “This firm is a national leader in providing specialized legal services to the mortgage industry, and we will continue to expand that role. I hope this also signals our leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession.”
According to the National Association for Law Placement, approximately 17 percent of partners at law firms nationwide are women. Although no definitive statistics are available, the number of African-American women who are managing partners of law firms is likely to be quite small.
Ms. Daffin joined the firm at the time of its formation in 1990. Previously she was a solo practitioner in Houston for eight years, and prior to forming her practice she served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1978 to 1982.
She received her law degree cum laude from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Alabama State University. Ms Daffin is active in a number of Texas state bar activities, and was recently appointed as vice president of professional education of the bar’s bankruptcy section. She is an adjunct professor at Texas Southern, and is an author and frequent speaker on issues related to the mortgage servicing industry, bankruptcies and foreclosures. Ms. Daffin serves on the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, and on the board of trustees of the Star of Hope Mission in her hometown of Houston.
Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier has 36 attorneys on staff, all in Texas. With headquarters in Dallas and Houston, the firm specializes in representing national mortgage lenders in a wide range of legal matters.