Vicky Gunning

Vicky Gunning
CREW Network Foundation Chair

CREW Network Foundation Chair


Vicky Gunning, Co-Chair of the Firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department, is a commercial real estate and debt finance lawyer. She is a catalyst for her clients in negotiating complex asset based and real estate secured loans, syndicated credits, and debt restructurings. She creates a culture that gets deals done efficiently and collaboratively for owners and developers in creatively navigating debt financing and the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate of all types. Vicky also leads and serves as Managing Partner of the Dallas office of Locke Lord.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (2020)
  • Recognized as an Inspiring Woman by the Dallas Bar Association (2019)
  • Member, International/Global Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network (2016 - 2017)
  • Recognized as a 2016 Women in Business honoree by the Dallas Business Journal
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Dallas (2013)
  • President, CREW Dallas (2011)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Board Member, The Real Estate Council
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, The Real Estate Council (1997 - 1998 Associate Leadership Class)
  • Named, Chambers USA Client's Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate)
  • Named Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Recipient of SMU/CREW Certificate in Women’s Leadership
  • Leadership Dallas Class 2002

Community Leadership

  • Chair of Board of Directors, Christians in Public Service
  • Board of Directors and Past President, Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Board Member, The Real Estate Council
  • Board of Directors, Treasure Street (Scottish Rite Hospital)
  • Advisory Board, New Friends New Life
  • Board of Directors, Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation
  • Leader, Center for Women in Law
  • Leadership Council Member, Anglican Church of the Resurrection, Flower Mound, Texas