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Monte is an experienced and accomplished litigator, focusing his practice on all aspects of employment law and on business litigation. He effectively represents companies before judges, juries, administrative agencies and arbitrators, defending claims of workplace discrimination, retaliation and denial of overtime pay, and defending and prosecuting contract, non-compete, and fiduciary duty claims. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Monte represents companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small startup businesses, including employers in distribution, entertainment, financial services and insurance, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, retail, and transportation.

Monte regularly advises employers how to minimize legal risks in supervising, evaluating, investigating and terminating employees, implementing reductions in force, and creating and applying personnel policies, and drafting and enforcing separation agreements and non-competition agreements. He counsels management on how to achieve business goals while complying with federal, state, and local labor laws and regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, wage and hour laws, and affirmative action obligations. He also provides practical management training on issues such as sexual harassment, documenting employee performance, and accommodating disabled workers.

Monte is a frequent author and presenter of employment law topics.

Practice Areas
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
Education
  • Tulane University, B.A. Political Science, 1993
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1996

Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts - All Districts

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Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the “Texas Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters (2004-2011, 2013-2017)
  • “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” - D Magazine (2007-2009, 2011-2012 and 2014-2019)
  • “The Best Business Lawyers in Dallas” - D Magazine (2009 and 2012)
  • “Dallas’ Best Lawyers Under 40” - D Magazine (2004 and 2006)

Professional Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers