Black Woman Named to Head Predominantly White Law Firm

It is rare for a woman and even rarer for an African American to lead one of the nation’s predominantly white law firms. But Mary A. Daffin has been chosen as managing partner at Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier in Houston. The firm specializes in representing national mortgage lenders.

Daffin, who served as an assistant United States attorney before entering private practice in 1982, is a graduate of Alabama State University. She earned her law degree at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.