Because Pleasant Grove deserves more
Dominique Torres is a native of Pleasant Grove. Raised on Petain St., near Military Parkway, she attended Asher Silberstein Elementary School, John B. Hood Middle School, and Skyline High School. Dominique continued her education at Eastfield College, the University of North Texas, and Texas A&M University Law School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and law degrees while working two jobs. Dominique knows you don’t get more by waiting on someone to give it to you. You earn it.
Today, Dominique represents hard-working people who deserve more. When insurance companies try to short-change injured people, Dominique is there to represent them. When hard-working immigrants need a voice, Dominique fights for their rights. A devout Catholic and Democrat, Dominique puts people first. That is why Dominique founded the Torres Law Office.
When her workday is done, Dominique continues to serve her community. She serves on the board of the North Texas Latino Leaders, the Dallas League of Women Voters, and Sharing Life. Beyond that, Dominique is a member of the NAACP, LULAC, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Junior League of Dallas. Dominique has committed her time and energy to the people of Dallas and Pleasant Grove for over a decade. She has volunteered her time for various causes including Reading Partners of North Texas, Boys & Girls Club, Dallas Children Advocacy Center, and also was a GED and ESL Instructor. She also volunteers her time accepting pro bono cases for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Justice never takes a day off. The same could be said of Dominique Torres.
As a Mexican-American and African-American woman from Pleasant Grove, people said she could not do the things she wanted to do. Racism, sexism, and being overlooked and ignored happened almost daily. So every day Dominique Torres proved the doubters wrong.
People often ask where Dominique finds the time and energy to fight for the people who need her most. The answer is simple. She learned the value of hard work as the oldest of four children raised by a single mother. Her grandmother and two great aunts supported her, encouraged her, and never let her quit. They taught her to be proud of herself, her family, and her heritage. And proud to be from Pleasant Grove.
The people of Pleasant Grove have worked too hard and have come too far to accept less. The people of Pleasant Grove deserve more.