Anna, Texas Employment Lawyers

Robert J. Wiley
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Experienced & Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Advocacy for Texas Employees!

I aggressively advocate for employees who have been wronged in the workplace. I will work diligently for the best possible outcome! Visit my website to see case results and information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric Dama
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Skilled & Determined Texas Employment Attorney! Fighting for Employee Rights!

I provide knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for those who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to exceptional service and results! Visit my website to see results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Justin Manchester
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Mr. Manchester has represented hundreds of clients in resolving a wide range of employment disputes, including claims for discrimination, retaliation, unpaid wages, overtime violations, non-compete agreements, and... Read More »
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Fadi Yousef
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer

Texas Tech University School of LawNew York and Texas
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McKinney, TX Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(972) 548-4520 2100 Bloomdale
McKinney, TX 75071
Employment, Business, Consumer and Criminal
Richard T. Herman Esq
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McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 808-4013 910 West University
McKinney, TX 75069
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including...
Nicholas James Nuspi
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Allen, TX Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(972) 359-1207 1420 W. Exchange Parkway, Suite 180
Glendover Professional Center, Building C
Allen, TX 75013
Employment, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
Allen, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(972) 727-9904 103 W McDermott Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Allen, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(214) 383-3606 1025 Arches Park Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Employment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Allen, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(469) 519-2529 507 Prestige Cir
Allen, TX 75002
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 544-4000 1700 Redbud Blvd
McKinney, TX 75069
Employment and Education
Allen, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(972) 727-9904 103 W McDermott Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Employment, Business, Construction and Environmental
Allen, TX Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(469) 519-2500 507 Prestige Cir
Allen, TX 75002
Employment, Business, Construction and Consumer
McKinney, TX Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(972) 547-1850 1800 N Graves St
McKinney, TX 75069
Employment, Criminal and Juvenile
Rasha Zeyadeh
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Determined & Aggressive Advocate for Employee Rights! Dedicated to Justice!

I am a dedicated and passionate employment law attorney. I work tirelessly to ensure that my clients’ rights are protected and that justice is served! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Barry S. Hersh
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Texas Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Described by one of Texas' premier law firms as a "real go-getter who is tenacious and effective," Barry consistently ranks as a favorite choice among individuals and small businesses confronted with workplace disputes.... Read More »
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McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(714) 875-6405 404 Cypress Garden Dr
McKinney, TX 75071
Employment and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
2817 Terrace Dr
McKinney, TX 75071
Employment, Administrative, Criminal and Personal Injury
Allen, TX Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(972) 649-0624 200 Central Expy S
Allen, TX 75013
Employment, Business and Real Estate
McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 569-8850 1161 Stacy Rd
McKinney, TX 75069
Employment
Thomas J. Howell
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business, Energy and Estate Planning
Southern Methodist University
Thomas Howell has been practicing law in Texas since his graduation from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1975. He has been engaged in private practice since 1987. Previously, Mr. Howell served as in-house counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation and for two other New York Stock Exchange-listed energy companies. His law practice concentrates on business and oil and gas, representing both companies and individuals. Mr. Howell often acts as the quarterback or general counsel for businesses so that if a legal matter arises, he can direct them on the proper course, even if he or his firm won't be legal...
Stacy L. Cole
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(214) 800-5199 7929 Brookriver Dr
#605
Dallas, TX 75247
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
SMU Dedman School of Law
Mr. Cole is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses his practice on representing employees in disputes against employers. In doing so, Mr. Cole has represented hundreds of clients in numerous employment claims, including but not limited to claims for unpaid overtime wages, minimum wage violations, discrimination, retaliation, FMLA violations, breach of employment contract, non-compete agreements, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, and employee grievance hearings. Although most of the firm's employment claims are handled through administrative agencies, Mr. Cole and the firm also has experience representing clients in litigation.

Mr. Cole has...
Donald Edward Uloth
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(214) 725-0260 18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9 # 261
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of Texas - Austin
I help people navigate the legal system, often on a contingent-fee basis. I have 26 years of experience handling trials, arbitrations and mediations, and appeals.
Michael Handy
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Carrollton, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Employment, Business, Construction and Medical Malpractice
Mr. Handy has handled thousands of cases in many areas of personal injury law, including automobile liability, product liability, construction negligence, railroad liability, medical malpractice, and other professional liability cases. MR. HANDY’S PRACTICE FOCUSES ON: Personal Injury Product Liability Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Business and Commercial Litigation LAW BOARD CERTIFICATIONS Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization BORN Lincoln, Nebraska, December 29, 1950 ADMITTED TO BAR 1979, Texas and U.S. District Court – Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Selected to...
Adam Kielich
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Bedford, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
2205 Martin Drive, Suite 200-K
Bedford, TX 76021
Employment, Consumer, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
The Kielich Law Firm is a boutique law firm located in Bedford, Texas representing clients in employment law, family law and other personal areas of law in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area. Visit the law firm website at www.kielichlawfirm.com to learn more about how attorney Adam Kielich can help you.

Areas of law include:

Employment Law
-FMLA
-Employment discrimination
-Harassment/hostile work environment
-Unpaid wages and overtime pay
-Tipped employees
-Wrongful termination
-Employee benefits

Family Law
-Divorce
-Uncontested divorce
-Custody modification
-Child support modification
-Child support enforcement
-QDRO
-CPS removal and termination
Richard Y. Cheng
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(214) 245-3090 901 Main Street
Suite 4600
Dallas, TX 75202
Employment, Administrative, Business and Health Care
Nova Southeastern University
Richard Y. Cheng has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation providers. Mr. Cheng counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. He has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals. Previously, Mr. Cheng was a shareholder at a...
Darren S. Harrington
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Darren Harrington is a shareholder whose principal area of practice is focused on representing local, national, and international corporations and their officers in cases involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements,... Read More »
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Austin P. Campbell
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Skilled Texas Employment Law Attorney! Dedicated to Protecting Employee Rights!

I am a knowledgeable and determined employment lawyer. I am committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for employees who have been wronged in the workplace! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Robert J. Wiley
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment, Administrative and Civil Rights
Tulane University School of Law
David M. Curtis
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(800) 961-4201 381 Casa Linda Plaza
Ste. 103
Dallas, TX 75218
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
SMU Dedman School of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law
For over 35 years, David has successfully guided individuals, small and large businesses through regulatory landscapes and continues to ensure his business clients are advantaged by prompt and innovative counsel. His litigation skills have been tempered coast-to-coast achieving remarkably brilliant outcomes. He is a graduate of the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law and holds a Masters of Law Degree(Labor)from Southern Methodist University. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and elected a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Law, David is the father of six children and an active civic leader.
Steven Eugene Clark
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(214) 979-1122 1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 1280
Dallas, TX 75201
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
University of Houston - Main Campus
I have over 30 years of experience in cases involving business law, intellectual property, employment and labor law, and personal injury defense.
Metcalf
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(214) 890-9270 10000 N Central Expwy.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Michael P. “Mike” Metcalf doing business as Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services is engaged in the practice of law that centers on the mediation and arbitration of civil disputes. Judge Metcalf has more than 40 years of legal experience that includes service in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp, as a District Attorney, District Judge and trial lawyer. Mike, a trial lawyer, is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

Judge Metcalf was a judicial pioneer who recognized the need for litigants to seek a resolution to their case...
Rogge Dunn
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(214) 888-5000 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201
Employment, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Rogge Dunn represents ultra-high net worth individuals, Fortune 500, executives, as well as General Counsels, private equity firms, coaches, professional athletes, Olympic gold medal winners, Judges and University Presidents.

Rogge formed the Rogge Dunn Group PC, a team of experienced Dallas employment attorneys. If you are in need of a Dallas trial attorney that can handle employment, defamation, business, financial, sexual harassment, or wrongful death cases, the Rogge Dunn Group PC can help. Check out our website to learn more about our practice areas, experience, and capabilities.

One of the highest testaments to Dunn’s abilities is the fact that many...
Darren S. Harrington
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Darren Harrington is a shareholder whose principal area of practice is focused on representing local, national, and international corporations and their officers in cases involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, union issues, personnel, and government regulatory matters. He has been recognized as one of the premier Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defense counselors in the country, and is regularly called upon by employers to enforce and defend against restrictive covenants such non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, as well as defend against claims under the various anti-discrimination in employment statutes, the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act...
Levi Glenn McCathern
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Frisco, TX Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Employment, Appeals, Business and IP
Baylor Law School
Levi G. McCathern, II is widely recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyers in Texas. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a double certification held by only 26 of the 87,000 attorneys in Texas.

Mr. McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.

Mr. McCathern serves as...
Hossain Arnold Shokouhi
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(214) 741-2662 3710 Rawlins Street
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Securities
Michigan State University
Arnold Shokouhi is an equity owner and the Managing Partner for McCathern. Arnold currently practices in the area of commercial, director and officer liability, and employment litigation. Arnold also heads McCathern's Banking and Mortgage section, and has extensive experience in the mortgage banking industry. His section handles everything from drafting mortgage documents to dealing with state and federal compliance matters for financial institutions and service providers. Additionally, his experience handling transactional matters has given him the ability to effectively filter through the intricacies of complex commercial litigation matters. Arnold has played a critical role in the litigation of multi-million dollar...
Eric Dama
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment
Baylor Law School
Eric Dama is a trial attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C. Mr. Dama received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law, where he completed Baylor’s renowned Practice Court program. There, Mr. Dama received extensive litigation and trial training from some of the best trial lawyers and judges in the country. Mr. Dama is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. He is admitted to practice in federal court and all state courts in Texas. Additionally, Mr. Dama is a member of the Dallas Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, and the...
Barry S. Hersh
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 303-1022 3626 N Hall St
#800
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationEmployment
The University of Texas School of Law
Described by one of Texas' premier law firms as a "real go-getter who is tenacious and effective," Barry consistently ranks as a favorite choice among individuals and small businesses confronted with workplace disputes. In 2006, Barry earned the distinction of being named as one of D Magazine's “Best Lawyers under 40 in Dallas." Texas lawyers named Barry a “Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is named a "Texas Super Lawyer" for Employment Litigation - Plaintiffs for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016 and 2017, D Magazine recognized...
Stacy L. Cole
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Texas Employment Law Attorney

Mr. Cole is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses his practice on representing employees in disputes against employers. In doing so, Mr. Cole has represented... Read More »
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John L. Freeman
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Texas Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience

John Freeman's primary areas of practice are employment law, civil litigation and related areas of business litigation. He regularly advises clients regarding employment law practices, non-competes, discrimination and... Read More »
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Tyler Gregston
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(214) 800-5199 7929 Brookriver Dr
#605
Dallas, TX 75247
Employment and Civil Rights
Texas A&M University School of Law
Bobby Roopchand Devadoss
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(468) 522-3089 14651 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75254
Free ConsultationEmployment and Administrative
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm. With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.
Mr. Stephen E Kaplan
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(214) 346-6048 10440 North Central Expressway
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75231
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
With over 41 years of experience, Stephen Kaplan is able to provide clients with comprehensive advice and counsel in a wide variety of areas of legal practice. Our entire firm is client-centered and strives to tailor the representation we offer to suit our clients' needs and goals. He is AV ® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Areas of Practice: Administrative Law Banking & Finance Law Business & Commercial Law Contracts Business Organizations Construction Law Employment Law -- Managerial and Executive Employees Employment Law -- Employer Estate Planning Government Agencies & Programs Labor Law Litigation & Appeals...
Rasha Zeyadeh
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment and Civil Rights
Texas Tech University School of Law
Jennette E DePonte
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Frisco, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Jennette E. DePonte is a Partner at the McCathern office in Frisco, Texas. Mrs. DePonte has an extensive litigation and trial background, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts in Texas. Her practice focuses on litigation involving employer-employee relations. Specifically, she has litigated tort and non-subscriber claims, employment-related torts, ERISA claims, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims and collective actions, and civil rights claims under state and federal law.

Mrs. DePonte has defended national and regional employers in a wide range of employment-related issues, represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and handled trials and...
John L. Freeman
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Vanderbilt University Law School
John Freeman's primary areas of practice are employment law, civil litigation and related areas of business litigation. He regularly advises clients regarding employment law practices, non-competes, discrimination and other employment related matters.

Mr. Freeman was born in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1945. He received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1967, and served in the United States Navy from 1967 – 1969 as a Supply Officer aboard the USS Duval County, LST-758. He attended law school at the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review in 1972 and 1973, and from which...
F. Colin Durham Jr.
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Colin Durham has over 24 years of courtroom experience covering a wide range of areas. Mr. Durham's primary area of practice is civil litigation, including employment law, construction, contract, commercial, and related areas of business litigation. Mr. Durham has tried numerous jury and bench trials on behalf of his clients. His employment practice primarily consists of representing management against claims in the substantive areas of race, sex, age, religion, accommodation/discrimination, national origin, and disability discrimination, retaliation, Wage & Hour claims, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, sex harassment, contract claims and various employment related torts.

Mr. Durham’s experience in appellate work includes having...
Jay English
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(214) 528-4300 7616 LBJ Freeway, Suite 401
Dallas, TX 75251
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Martin Valko
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 251-8011 10830 N Central Expy
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Employment, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Martin Valko of Dallas immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, LLP, represents individuals and families from around the world, private and publicly traded companies in employment-based immigration, international Olympic and professional athletes, car racers, artists, and musicians in various non-immigrant and immigrant matters, and visas to foreign countries. Martin Valko has a first hand knowledge about the U.S. immigration laws as he has been through the entire process – from being a high-school exchange student, college student to an H-1B worker to his permanent residency and dual citizenship. Martin's clients greatly appreciate his in-depth understanding of the complex...
David R. Gibson
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Irving, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(817) 740-4044 1304 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 212
Irving, TX 75038
Employment, Business, Construction and Consumer
Judge Gibson is a former civil trial judge with over two decades of experience representing real people, small and emerging businesses in consumer, contract, insurance, deceptive trade practices, fraud, and general business cases. Judge Gibson has tried over 600 cases and, in the last decade, has secured judgments, verdicts, and settlements for his clients in excess of $25,000,000.
Tyler Gregston
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer

Texas A&M University School of LawTexas
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F. Colin Durham Jr.
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Texas Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Colin Durham has over 24 years of courtroom experience covering a wide range of areas. Mr. Durham's primary area of practice is civil litigation, including employment law, construction, contract, commercial, and related... Read More »
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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