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Beth W. Petronio

Beth Petronio is the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. She is a trusted advisor and counselor to a diverse group of clients, expertly guiding them through a variety of complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Drawing from over 20 years of experience, Beth develops a deep understanding of a client’s priorities and crafts practical solutions that help mitigate business and litigation risk.

Beth counsels clients in complex business cases, technology and outsourcing litigation, business fraud, deal litigation, legal malpractice defense, and ethics and professional responsibility. She is a partner in the global Commercial Disputes practice group and acts as an assistant general counsel to the firm. Beth has practiced before federal, bankruptcy and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration tribunals.  Beth also acts as an Assistant General Counsel for the firm. 

  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Litigation: General Commercial in Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds, 2024
  • Named to the Texas Super Lawyers list, 2014-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018-2023
  • Harold F. Kleiman Award, State Bar of Texas 2003
  • Star of Justice Award, Texas Access to Justice Commission, 2003
  • Special Services Award, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, 2003
  • President's Award, State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Waiver of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction: National Trends & the Inadequacy of the Texas Response," 23 Am.J. of Crim. Law, 1996
  • "Suffer the Children: Catholic Church Liability for the Sexual Abuse Acts of Priests," 15 Review of Litigation, 1996
  • "Chronology of a Murder: A Commentary on Criminal Justice in America," 23 Am.J. of Crim. Law, 1995
  • "Child or Adult," Case Studies and Analysis of Juvenile Certification in Texas," 9 Juvenile Justice Bar Journal, Issue 4, 1995
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, “Amici Praise ACA Preventive Care Mandate In 5th Circuit Appeal,” Mealey’s Daily News Update, 28 June 2023
  • Mentioned, “Government Says Brief Shows Stay During Appeal Won't Harm ACA Care Challengers,” Mealey’s Health Care Coverage, 1 June 2023
  • Mentioned, “Government Says Brief Shows Stay During Appeal Won't Harm ACA Care Challengers,” Mealey’s Daily News Update, 2 June 2023
  • Mentioned, “High Court Denies Cert In Brazilian Oil Company's Arbitrability Dispute,” Mealey's Daily News Update, 22 May 2023
  • Mentioned, “Justices Won't Reopen Petrobras Case Over $820M Settlement,” Law360, 22 May 2023 
  • Mentioned, “Post-Settlement Dispute With Brazilian Oil Company Not Arbitrable, High Court Told,” Mealey's Daily News Update, 24 March 2023
  • Mentioned, “Briefly: 5th Circuit Says Clean Water Permit For Pipeline Was Issued Properly,” Mealey’s Daily News Update, 10 January 2023 
  • Mentioned, “Briefly: 5th Circuit Says Clean Water Permit For Pipeline Was Issued Properly,” Mealey's Fracking Report, 1 January 2023
  • Mentioned,  “Medical groups urge judge to preserve Obamacare's preventive care coverage,” Reuters, 1 December 2022
  • Mentioned, “5th Circ. Hears Groups' Challenge To Texas LNG Project,” Law360, 31 August 2022
  • Mentioned, “PURADIGM LLC: DBG Group Investments' Trademark Suit Terminated,” Lloyd's Intellectual Property Reporter, 26 July 2022
  • Mentioned, "Petrobras bribery claims barred by settlement," Global Arbitration Review, 3 May 2022
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