by Ayesha Rafi
June 2015 One to Watch
Dennis Siaw-Lattey, a business litigation attorney at Anderson Tobin PLLC, is this month’s One to Watch. At an early stage of his career, this charismatic young attorney has already made an impressive contribution to the legal community. Dennis is dedicated to enriching the lives of attorneys through community service, numerous speaking engagements, and by providing mentorship to other young lawyers.
After earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center, Dennis had the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Martin Hoffman. Dennis attributes his success in the legal field to the mentorship of Judge Hoffman. “His reputation as an outstanding mentor to young lawyers is well-deserved. He has always shown genuine interest in my professional growth and that of my colleagues who also interned in his court,” said Dennis in regard to Judge Hoffman’s mentoring. After a successful clerkship with Judge Hoffman, Dennis has moderated several panels providing an insight on judicial internships.
Dennis has provided his own share of mentoring as well. Dennis has been volunteering his time coaching moot court teams at SMU for about three years. Dennis enjoyed his own great success with the University of Houston Moot Court program and is honored to have the opportunity to share the skills he learned with a new group of law students each semester. Additionally, Dennis has moderated panels on best practices for young lawyers, educating them on courtroom decorum, motion practices and oral arguments.
Currently, Dennis serves as a co-chair of the DAYL Judicial Intern Committee. With the tireless efforts of co-chairs like Dennis, the committee has had a very successful year so far. Dennis is also a member of DAYL 2014 Leadership Class. DAYL Crawfest, which was 2014 Leadership Class Project, raised funds for the North Texas Food Bank’s Food for Kids program.
In his free time, Dennis enjoys his role as “Uncle Dennis” and loves spending time with his nephews Caleb and Corbin and niece Averie. About once a month you will find Dennis playing jazz saxophone in a traditional big band in Fort Worth.
Dennis is a valuable member of the legal community and without a doubt has a bright future ahead of him.