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Cox Smith Expands Dallas Office with Addition of Employment and Litigation Attorneys

September 30, 2013

Cox Smith, one of the leading business law firms in Texas, today announced the expansion of its Dallas office with the addition of three attorneys, including a new senior counsel in its business litigation practice and two relocations from its San Antonio office.

Andrea Bouressa joined the firm’s litigation practice as senior counsel. She is focused on business litigation matters, primarily servicing insurance and financial institutions. Bouressa has practiced law in Dallas since 2008, with experience in litigation, insurance, and appellate matters. She received her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she clerked for U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s legal counsel for The Senate Judiciary Committee. She received her B.S. degree in sociology from Texas A& M University.

Shareholder Sandra Zamora, who joined Cox Smith’s San Antonio office in 2011, has nearly three decades of experience as a litigator. During her career, Zamora has successfully defended a wide range of clients in complex health care litigation including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, physicians, hospitals and nursing homes. She has also represented clients in products liability, legal malpractice and premises liability litigation. In the last several years, Zamora's practice has primarily involved the representation of pharmaceutical drug manufacturers in mass tort products liability litigation pending throughout the nation.

Employment and employer rights attorney Elizabeth Thompson has also moved from San Antonio to Cox Smith’s Dallas office, where she assists clients with a variety of matters related to labor, employment and employer rights. She counsels employers regarding compliance with various federal and state employment laws, and represents employers in administrative proceedings and litigation involving claims of discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour issues. Thompson received her J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law and a B.A. degree in history from New York University, College of Arts and Sciences.

“Growing our Dallas office to support our north Texas clients is a strategic focus for Cox Smith. It’s exciting to watch our expansion in all of our markets, but especially so in a competitive corporate city like Dallas,” said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith.