Farwa Zahra is a litigation associate who serves clients in both commercial and business litigation and labor and employment matters.

Ms. Zahra has studied and worked professionally across the globe in her young career, growing up in Dubai, obtaining her first law degree in London, and later her LL.M at SMU in Dallas. Along those journeys she picked up fluency in seven languages. Ms. Zahra’s background allows her to bridge both cultural and language gaps that typically arise in deals and negotiations involving diverse parties.

Practice Focus & Experience
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas (2023)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Energy Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Woman Lawyers Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Women’s Energy Network
  • Young Professionals Committee, Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • Member, Young Professionals in Energy
  • Member, American Institute for Energy Negotiators
  • Member, Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • FWAPL, Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen

Southern Methodist University, LL.M. (2022)

  • Student Bar Association, LLM Representative
  • Energy Law Association, LLM Representative
  • Barbri, LLM Ambassador
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Scholarship Recipient

Brunel University London (LLB (British JD Equivalent)) (2018)

  • First Class Honors
  • Concentration in Arbitration and Competition Law
  • Interfaith Society, President (2016-2017)
  • Law Society, External Events Officer (2016-2017)
  • A Helpful Start for Mom, Secretary
  • Action for Community Transformation, Volunteer Attorney
  • Bonton Farms, Volunteer
  • Disciples Of the Way, Volunteer
  • Make-a-Wish, Past Ambassador

I’ve spent years reading through various genres of books from fantasy to philosophy, and I’ve come to learn that my favorite is theology. Authors such as Josh McDowell and C.S. Lewis have greatly impacted my life and how I view the world today.

My happy place is the kitchen. I love crafting fun recipes using the most unique and interesting ingredients I can get my hands on. A joy of mine is cooking for others and making sure everyone around me has a happy belly.

I’ve had the travel bug from a young age. I prioritize experiencing something that I’ve never experienced before in every country I visit, while also eating unique delicacies that aren’t found elsewhere in the world.

More About Farwa Zahra

Farwa spent the first 22 years of her life in Dubai before moving to London for law school. In 2019, she moved to the United States and obtained her LL.M. at SMU.  Farwa has found herself embracing the Texas lifestyle and she is constantly on the hunt for the next big American adventure. During her free time, she seeks opportunities to serve her community. Farwa is an avid book reader, podcast consumer, runner, cricket fanatic, and regularly on a culinary pursuit for the next best hot sauce. First and foremost, Farwa’s family is her priority.

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