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Bob handles employment-related litigation and counseling matters throughout the United States. His primary areas of practice involve employment discrimination issues, employment contracts and separating agreements, employment-related personal injury claims such as defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring, wage and hour issues, non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-hire agreements, employee health and safety issues, wrongful discharge and retaliation issues, and the employment obligations of federal contractors.

Bob is a frequent speaker and author on these topics. He also provides consulting and opinions to lawyers, law firms, and employers regarding the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, ethics questions, and conflict-of-interest issues. From 1976 to 1979 he was a trial attorney for the Solicitor’s Office of the United States Department of Labor.

Bob uses his experience as a litigator, arbitrator, and mediator in working with clients to find workable solutions to the problems and challenges they face. He also is a long time cyclist and runner and uses the lessons learned from these interests to help clients resolve legal matters.

Practice Areas
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
Education
  • Southern Methodist University Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Drake University, B.A., 1973
Admissions
  • ​All Texas State Courts
  • Northern, Eastern, Southern, Western Districts of U.S. District Courts in Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Representative Experience

  • Tried employment related cases before federal and state administrative agencies, state courts, federal courts, and in arbitration hearings
  • Appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to serve as a Special Master in a Fair Labor Standards case

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989-present
  • Arbitrator in employment cases on behalf of the American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator and Mediator in employment cases on behalf of the National Arbitration & Mediation, Inc.
  • Testified as an expert witness in cases regarding attorney’s fees, wage and hour issues, and employee safety matters
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated
  • 2017 D Magazine Best Lawyers Recipient
  • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. since 2006; Employment Law / Management 2011-2017; Litigation / Labor and Employment 2015-2017
  • Received a Presidential Citation from the Dallas Bar Association for his exceptional pro bono services to the Association

Professional Activities

  • ​Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee, 2012
  • Co-Chair of Dallas Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2014
  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association - Labor & Employment and Trial Skills Sections
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Mac Taylor Inn of Court
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics

Publications & Speeches

  • Frequent speaker and author on a variety of employment law topics, including employer equal employment obligations, employment contracts and separation agreements, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-hire agreements, and the employment obligations of federal contractors.