Dallas, Texas Employment Lawyers

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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Darren S. Harrington
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

The University of Texas School of LawU.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas and...
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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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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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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.
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...
Richard Y. Cheng
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 11 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...
Ryan Ladd Thompson
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 549-6529 3300 Oak Lawn Ave.
3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Asbestos and Workers' Comp
Baylor University School of Law
Ryan L. Thompson is the managing partner of Thompson Law LLP. Ryan focuses on representing clients who have been wronged by the tortious acts of others, including cases such as catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and other injury-related actions. Ryan is highly skilled trial lawyer who aggressively advocates on behalf of his clients who have been injured by another party’s negligent or wrongful conduct. After working for the country’s largest and most recognized defense firms and having represented Fortune 500 companies, Ryan has a unique insight and vast repository of knowledge that are invaluable...
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...
Eric Dama
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 4 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...
Robert J. Wiley
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment, Administrative and Civil Rights
Tulane University School of Law
Stephen C. Key
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Southern Methodist University
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...
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...
Barry S. Hersh
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Dallas, TX 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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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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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
Kalandra N. Wheeler
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment and Administrative
University of Arkansas School of Law
Kalandra N. Wheeler is a trial lawyer with Rob Wiley, P.C. representing employees in Dallas, Houston, and surrounding areas. Ms. Wheeler is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees and helping individuals understand what is often a confusing and stressful process. Ms. Wheeler represents employees with various types of claims, including those brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ms. Wheeler also represents employees in governmental administrative proceedings, including those held before...
Anita Savage
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Deontae D. Wherry
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment
Texas Tech University School of Law
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.
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.
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
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.
Steven Eugene Clark
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(214) 979-1122 1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 1280
Dallas, TX 75201
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
University of Houston - Main Campus
Experienced business and employment litigator. Also advise and handle construction and business matters. Named a Texas Super Lawyer in Employment Law. Handle state and federal cases in Texas and in other jurisdictions. Admitted to practice in all federal districts in Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.
Ty Mychael Sheaks
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 741-2662 3710 Rawlins
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business, Health Care and Personal Injury
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Ty M. Sheaks is a partner with McCathern and is the go to “fixer” for McCathern’s most difficult and high-exposure litigation matters. He has a unique and diverse background counseling business partners in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters on a national level. Prior to joining McCathern in 2013, Ty served as national trial counsel for a multi-national corporation handling all aspects of defending toxic tort and product liability claims in state and federal courts nationwide. Ty heads up McCathern’s Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Section, but has extensive experience and a successful track record in a variety...
Tyler Gregston
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer

Texas A&M University School of LawTexas
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Julie L. St. John
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Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Employees’ Rights & Interests!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable employment law attorney. I am committed to pursuing justice for employees who have been wronged in the workplace! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
Ryan Browne
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(214) 526-7900 8222 Douglas Avenue
Ste 400
Dallas, TX 75225
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Kervyn Altaffer Jr
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(972) 234-3633 4054 McKinney Ave Suite 310
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment, Civil Rights and Consumer
Julie L. St. John
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment and Administrative
Tulane University
M. Troy Murrell
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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, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
M. Troy Murrell is engaged in the handling of formation and governance of business entities including choice of entity, buy-sell agreements, assistance with annual meetings and documentation and general advice on daily operational issues including human resource issues including EEOC proceedings, employment agreements and non-compete issues, negotiating and enforcing contracts, advising clients on various compliance issues; business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales and entity conversions; real estate transactions including purchase and sale transactions, title issues, leases, mechanic and materialman’s liens, mortgage lending, secured loan modifications, foreclosures and ad valorem tax issues; and estate planning and probate law. As an adjunct...
Fadi Yousef
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment
Texas Tech University School of Law
Clark S. Willingham
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Southern Methodist University
Christopher L Johnson
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(214) 741-2662 3710 Rawlins Street
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment
SMU Dedman School of Law
Chris Johnson joined McCathern as an Associate Attorney in 2015 and currently practices in all areas of civil litigation, including construction and employment litigation and “dram shop” defense. Chris is currently licensed in the state of Texas and in the Northern District of Texas. In his role as an associate in the Dallas office, he represents many prominent businesses, which include several Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Stephen E Kaplan
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 41 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...
Jeremy Anderson
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(972) 764-8400 3400 Carlisle Street
Suite 202
Dallas, TX 75204
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Southwestern Adventist University
Jeremy C. Anderson is a skilled trial attorney who provides clients in Dallas with outstanding defense against DWI charges. As one of the founding partners of Anderson Beakley, PLLC, Attorney Anderson tirelessly protects his clients’ rights and interests while pursuing the best outcomes possible in their DUI cases. Attorney Anderson graduated with a degree in biomechanics from the University of Texas in Austin before earning his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. He is licensed to practice law by the Texas State Bar and is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association, the Texas...
Brett M Chisum
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(214) 741-2662 3710 Rawlins Street
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment
SMU Dedman School of Law
Brett Chisum joined McCathern as an Associate in 2012. He currently practices in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus in employment litigation, the mortgage and banking industry, and federal compliance matters for mortgage loan servicers based on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Brett worked with one of the largest preparers of residential mortgage documents in the country, and prepared them for the sweeping industry-wide changes associated with the Dodd-Frank Act. He continues to work with that company at McCathern, ensuring it meets compliance standards for every state in which it transacts business. Brett also...
John L. Freeman
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience

Vanderbilt University Law SchoolTexas
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Fadi Yousef
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer

Texas Tech University School of LawNew York and Texas
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Michael Christian Kelsheimer
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(214) 954-4135 1601 Elm St., Ste 4600
Dallas, TX 75201
Employment
Michael Kelsheimer focuses his practice on the employment law needs of Texas businesses and executive employees. He recognizes that the cost and expense of litigation make resolving employment disputes challenging. To help avoid these concerns, he utilizes his experience in and out of the courtroom to prevent or quickly resolve employment disputes through proactive employer planning and timely advice. When a dispute cannot be avoided, Michael relies upon his prior experience as a briefing attorney for the United States District Court and his extensive experience in employment and commercial lawsuits to secure favorable resolutions for his clients. Michael has experience in...
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
Stephen Andrew Kennedy
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(214) 716-4343 1445 Ross Avenue #2750
Dallas, TX 75202
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Stephen Kennedy has been practicing law since 1988 in the areas of general litigation, intellectual property and related business areas. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, is a Texas Super Lawyer and is a member for the Dallas Bar Association Ethics Committee.
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...
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
Kathy S. Cleaveland
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
Kathy S. Cleaveland practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and corporate transactions. Her estate planning practice includes basic estate planning (such as will and trust preparation), transfer tax planning with various arrangements to reduce gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes in generational transfers, estate liquidity planning, marital planning, wealth preservation planning and charitable planning. Her estate planning experience also encompasses business succession planning. Her probate experience includes participation and support in various will contests, representation in guardianships and dependent and independent administration of estates and assistance in trust administration. She has also devoted time to a general corporate practice...
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
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
Austin P. Campbell
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney
(214) 528-6500 2613 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Employment
Vanderbilt University Law School
Jonathan Winocour
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 575-6060 1511 East Levee Street
Suite B
Dallas, TX 75207
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Southern Methodist University
F. Colin Durham Jr.
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience

University of Richmond School of LawTexas
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Deontae D. Wherry
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Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer

Texas Tech University School of LawTexas
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Problems in the workplace?

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.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.