Grace Ann is an empowering individual that energizes those around her. She has been—and continues to be—a driving force behind the success of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ (DAYL) Mentoring Circles Program.
While at Boston College Law School in 2014, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Richard G. Sterns of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Additionally, her passion for mentorship in the legal world began while she served on the Law Student Association Committee. During her time on the committee, she was heavily involved in matching first year law students with second and third-year law students in a formal mentorship program. Her impact on Boston College Law School did not stop once she graduated in 2014 because her professors continue to reach out to her when one of their pupils expresses interest in the Dallas legal market. Grace Ann mentors those law students or recent graduates by welcoming them to the area and helping them navigate the local legal industry.
Even though she went to law school to be a prosecutor, she has found a passion in civil law. Currently, Grace Ann is an associate at Gardner Haas PLLC, where she continues to gain considerable experience representing businesses and individuals in trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts. She focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, fraud and breach of contract claims, and shareholder and partnership disputes. Her passion for her clients and legal matters is fueled by the professional atmosphere and other attorneys at Gardner Haas.
Since becoming part of the Dallas legal community, Grace Ann has been involved in the Mentoring Circles, a program that the DWLA and the DAYL have created that seeks to facilitate a connection between established female members of the Dallas Bar and their younger colleagues through mentorship. Grace Ann has been integral in planning all aspects of the program over the past few years, creating and maintaining meaningful communication with each group in the program, and being one of the first individuals in the committee to offer a helping hand. She constantly goes above and beyond and does so with a positive and exciting energy that uplifts the committee as a whole.
In her free time, Grace Ann is an avid reader, explores her passion for cooking different cuisines, and loves spending time with friends and family.