Current Employer-Title
Lee & Braziel, LLP - Partner

Attorney - Labor and Employment

Work History
Partner, Lee & Braziel, LLP, 2005-present; Robert (Bobby) Lee & Associates, P.C., 2004-05; Head of Employment Law Section, Heygood, Orr & Reyes, L.L.P., 2002-04; Attorney, Littler Mendelson, P.C., 1997-02; Assistant City Attorney, Labor and Employment Section, City of Houston's Legal Department, 1993-97.

Eighty-five percent of practice devoted to employment law matters, with other 15% focused on workplace injury/non-subscriber cases. Represent both employees and employers. Counseled, trained, and litigated matters on almost all aspects of labor and employment law, including, but not limited to, cases involving Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, National Labor Relations Act, Railway Labor Act, Labor Management Relations Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, Texas Payday laws, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, employer negligence, breach of employment contract, violations of Sabine Pilot, violations of noncompete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of duty of loyalty, unfair competition, and miscellaneous employee/employer-related administrative ordinances. Also involved in union contract negotiations and grievances between union/municipal employees and employers. Part of practice devoted to counseling and training managers and employees on proper employment law practices.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience
Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Counsel in employment discrimination arbitrations involving wrongful termination and/or sexual harassment. Counsel on arbitrations involving union/municipal disputes dealing with discipline, termination, contract interpretation, promotions, and performance matters. Involvement in mediations dealing with all aspects of employment law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2008; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2006; AAA Employment Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, New York, 6/05; AAA Arbitrator I Training-Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, Dallas, 8/04.

Professional Licenses
Admitted to the Bar: Texas, 1993; U.S. District Court: Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; Eastern District of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1996; U.S. Supreme Court, 1997. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999.

Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas (Employment Law Section); Dallas Bar Association (Employment Law Section); Tarrant County Bar Association (Employment Law Section); Arlington Bar Association; Society of Human Resource Management; National Employment Lawyers Association; Texas Employment Lawyers Association; J.L. Turner Legal Association; Church of the Disciple, United Methodist (DeSoto, Texas).

University of Houston (BBA-1988); University of Michigan (JD-1993).

Publications and Speaking Engagements
"Non-Traditional Workforce Issues: Joint Employers, Independent Contractors, and Special Employees," ADVANCED EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2007 ed.; "Labor and Employment Law Update," National Bar Association, 2001; "Preventing Unfair Competition, Protecting Confidential Business Information and Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete," chapter 7, TEXAS EMPLOYER, 2002 ed.; "The Rights of Privacy in Texas and Employee Investigations," chapter 5, TEXAS EMPLOYER, 2001 and 2000 eds.; "Texas Law Related to Workplace Violence," chapter 4, TEXAS EMPLOYER, 1999 ed.; "Texas Employment Law Torts," chapter 3, TEXAS EMPLOYER, 1998 ed.; "Statutory Rights Afforded Texas Employees," chapter 6, TEXAS EMPLOYER, 1997 ed.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: "Non-Traditional Workforce Issues: Joint Employers, Independent Contractors, and Special Employees," University of Houston Advanced Employment Course, Dallas & Houston, 2006-07; "Best Practices to Help Effectively Administer FMLA Leave in Your Organization to Avoid Costly Mistakes," Council on Education in Management, Dallas, 2006; "Building an Employment Law Practice," Labor and Employment Law Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, 2005; "Labor and Employment Law - Plaintiff's Case," Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, 2003; "The Defense Perspective," National Employment Lawyers Association, Dallas, 2003; "FMLA and WARN Act Compliance," Littler Breakfast Briefing, Dallas, 2001; "HR Competencies Under Attack," Texas Employer Seminar, Dallas, 2001; "Management Training Track - From Hiring to Terminations," Texas Employer Seminar, 2000; "Employment Law Update," Seminar of Human Resource Professionals, Denton, TX, 1998.

$650 per party half day, $1200 per party full day. 
Hourly rates will be considered upon request.

Dallas, TX