In the News

Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees Elects Haynes and Boone Co-Founder Mike Boone as Chair

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP co-founder and Partner Mike Boone has been selected chair of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Board of Trustees. Boone has been an SMU trustee since 1996.

As chair, Boone will lead the university’s 42-member governing board and serve as co-chair of SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign, a program focused on raising $1 billion for scholarships, faculty and academic excellence, and campus housing. He also serves as the vice chair of the Dedman Law School’s Executive Board. >>

Dallas Bar Association Honors Rafael Anchia with MLK Justice Award

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Rafael Anchia has been named recipient of the Dallas Bar Association’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award, which recognizes local leaders whose lives and practice exemplify the principles embodied by Dr. King’s leadership. >>

Clayton Youth Enrichment Services Honors Haynes and Boone Lawyers

FORT WORTH – Clayton Youth Enrichment Services (YES!), a non-profit organization providing before and after school child enrichment programs at elementary and middle schools in Tarrant County, has awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Karen Denney the Friend of Clayton Award, and Associate Lisa Congleton the Community Champion Award at the organization’s annual community and staff appreciation event. >>



Recent Publications

Lynne Liberato in the Houston Chronicle: United Way Initiative Helping Families Thrive Financially

Despite Houston's healthy economy, too many hardworking families here live on the fragile financial edge, where a broken water heater or bad case of the flu can spell economic disaster. One in three families lives on an annual income of $40,000 or less; while $47,000 annually is considered the minimum needed to cover basic expenses for a family of four. >>



Touching the Hearts of our Communities

We are committed to serving the communities in which we are located.  Toward that end, we annually dedicate substantial time and funds to pro bono work and community service. This commitment is integral to the Haynes and Boone culture.  Richard Haynes was a strong and consistent advocate of community service in Dallas and received the Justinian Award for Public Service in recognition of his contributions to such organizations as the Dallas Art Museum and the Baylor Medical Center Foundation.  Mike Boone was the 2008 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, presented by Southern Methodist University’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Responsibility to honor his civic activism, commitment to public service and generous charitable contributions. This heritage from our founding partners is reflected in the broad array of community organizations that benefit from involvement by members of our firm.



Community Service Organizations We Proudly Support

In the legal community, Haynes and Boone lawyers devote hundreds of hours each year to local, state and national bar associations and sections, as well as to many other professional groups. Our lawyers also serve as adjunct professors of law at such law schools as the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston.

The true heart of our community service is the support that Haynes and Boone lawyers regularly provide as unpaid legal advisors, board members and active volunteers to a broad array of:
  • Social service groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Public and private schools
  • Art and other cultural organizations
  • Religious groups
  • Governmental agencies
  • Professional associations

Some of the organizations we proudly support include:

  • African American Museum
  • AIDS Walk Houston
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Any Baby Can
  • ArtCentre of Plano
  • Asia Society Texas Center
  • AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Baylor Healthcare System Foundation
  • Business Council for the Arts
  • Center for American and International Law
  • Chamber of Commerce - various cities
  • Child Guidance Center
  • Communities in Schools
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas CASA
  • Dallas Citizens Council
  • Dallas Committee for Foreign Relations
  • Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dallas Opera
  • Dallas Salesmanship Club
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Dallas Wind Symphony
  • Dallas Women's Foundation  
  • Dallas Zoological Society
  • DowntownDallas
  • Eanes Educational Foundation (Austin)
  • Fisher House in San Antonio
  • Fort Worth Park and Recreation Board
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Freedom Run 
  • Girl Scouts of North Texas
  • Gladney Center in Fort Worth
  • Good Guys Marine Fund
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harris County Hospital District
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Houston Main Street Theater
  • Houston Society for the Performing Arts
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation
  • Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Kiwanis Club of Fort Worth
  • Komen Tarrant County Race for the Cure
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • L.G. Pinkston High School, Dallas
  • Lifeworks
  • March of Dimes March for Babies
  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Austin
  • Museum of Nature & Science
  • Partnership with Children
  • Richardson Regional Medical Center
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Star Children's Charity
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Tejas Girl Scout Council
  • The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) (Dallas)
  • The Black Tie Dinner 
  • The Senior Source
  • The Women's Museum
  • Trinity Trust Foundation
  • United Way
  • USO Center at Dallas/FW Airport 
  • Van Cliburn Foundation Gala
  • Vogel Alcove
  • Women Helping Women
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas