Sally Dahlstrom



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2014, with honors; American Indian Law Review, Note and Comment Editor; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Board of Advocates

B.S., Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University, 2011, cum laude

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Sharen Wilson, Tarrant County Criminal District Court No.1, Summer 2010 and Summer 2011


Texas, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico


Sally Dahlstrom is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Sally’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals at the state and federal levels. Sally has represented clients in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, franchise-related controversies, defamation and fraud.

In law school, Sally displayed her passion and talent for advocacy by serving as the Judging Director for the Board of Advocates where she promoted oral and written advocacy by organizing 12 intra-school and inter-school competitions. Sally was also a member of the National Moot Court Competition Team and served as Note and Comment Editor for the American Indian Law Review. She was also the recipient of numerous honors and scholarships, including the Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship, the Frank and Edna Asper Elkouri Scholarship, and four American Jurisprudence Awards. Her achievements earned her inclusion in the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers.

In addition to her work for the firm, Sally volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House and is an active member of her community.


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Haynes and Boone Helps The HC Companies, Inc. Win Summary Judgment

Delaware’s Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III granted a partial summary judgment for The HC Companies, Inc., (“HC”), ruling on Dec. 5 that Myers Industries, Inc. owes HC $8.6 million in escrow funds. The decision highlights the Delaware Chancery Court’s commitment to enforcing the terms of agreements negotiated by sophisticated parties. Haynes and Boone Partner David Harper and Associates Stephanie Sivinski and Sally Dahlstrom represented HC Companies in the case.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division and ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association, Franchise Law and Distribution Section
  • Ronald McDonald House Young Friends of Dallas

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Franchise Law,” co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 3, Fall 2017.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, Appellate Advocate (State Bar of Texas Appellate Section), Spring 2017.
  • “Fifth Circuit Update,” co-author, Appellate Advocate (State Bar of Texas Appellate Section), Winter 2017.
  • “Franchise Law,” co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey – Volume 2, Fall 2016.
  • “Trademark Infringement Claims in Keyword Advertising,” co-author, Franchise Law Journal Vol. 36, No.1, Summer 2016.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, Appellate Advocate, (State Bar of Texas Appellate Section), Spring 2016.
  • "Fifth Circuit Civil Appellate Update,"co-author, Appellate Advocate (State Bar of Texas Appellate Section), Fall/Winter 2016.
  • “May I See Your ID? How Voter Identification Laws Disenfranchise Native Americans’ Fundamental Right To Vote,” Comment, 37 Am. Indian L. Rev. 597, 2013.

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