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Superb Woman: Hon. Joan Tarpley

Joan Winn

The owner of Tarpley Dispute Resolutions, Joan Tarpley hails from Dallas and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. A graduate of Dillard University, she studied law at SMU after serving in the Peace Corps. Considered a legend,  she is the first African American woman to practice law in Dallas County,  first African American judge to serve as a County Court at Law Judge in Dallas and first African American Woman to be appointed as a District Judge in Dallas County.  A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, she is a past president of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter. Joan Tarpley is definitely one for the history books!

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