Josephine, Texas Employment Lawyers

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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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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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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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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Rockwall, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(469) 698-4300 1010 E Ralph M Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
Employment and IP
Plano, TX Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(214) 952-1457 4036 Leon Dr
Plano, TX 75074
Employment, Criminal and Juvenile
Garland, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(972) 675-0938 805 Yaupon Dr
Garland, TX 75044
Employment, Administrative and Personal Injury
Rockwall, TX Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(972) 896-6167 892 Steger Towne Rd
Rockwall, TX 75032
Employment, Business and Criminal
Garland, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(972) 495-6094 505 Willowcrest Dr
Garland, TX 75040
Employment, Business, Consumer and Entertainment & Sports
McKinney, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 569-8850 1161 Stacy Rd
McKinney, TX 75069
Employment
Rockwall, TX Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 728-2507 2313 Ridge Rd
Rockwall, TX 75087
Employment and Business
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...
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...
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...
Stephen C. Key
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityU.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas and...
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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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.
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
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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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 »
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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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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
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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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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Cynthia Figueroa
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Plano/Frisco, TX Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(972) 208-0115 7000 Preston Road,
Suite 1100
Plano/Frisco, TX 75024
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Business and Municipal
SMU Dedman School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Jesse Green
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Plano, TX Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(469) 323-8300 7800 Preston Rd, Ste 106
Plano, TX 75024
Employment, Business, Collections and Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Working to provide value for my clients. My priority is to prevent legal problems through clear communication, fairness, and compliance, When prevention fails, I work to solve issues quickly and successfully.
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...
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
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...
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
Samuel Slater Bakhtavar
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Irving, TX Employment Law Attorney
(214) 550-6455 5215 N'OConnor Blvd
Suite 200
Irving, TX 75039
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and Collections
Loyola Marymount University and South Texas College 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.
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...
Ms. Cynthia Marcotte Stamer
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Plano, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(214) 452-8297 3948 Legacy Drive
Suite 106, Box 397
Plano, TX 75023
Employment, Business, Education and Health Care
Deontae D. Wherry
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer

Texas Tech University School of LawTexas
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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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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.