Gillespie, Rozen & Watsky P.C. is a Dallas law firm that devotes its practice to employment and labor law and complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Although most of our cases are in federal and state courts in Texas, we appear regularly in courts and arbitrations throughout the country and before the National Labor Relations Board. Our firm's attorneys are devoted to representing individuals, executives, class plaintiffs and labor unions in all aspects of employment, labor law and litigation.
Dedicated, Experienced, and Talented Lawyers
Our firm's attorneys have been the recipients of numerous awards for their legal work on behalf of workers and their commitment to equal justice under the law. Each of the firm's shareholders have been voted numerous times by their peers as "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" by Texas Monthly, Texas Lawyer and Super Lawyers.
From 2003 through 2010 and again in 2012, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazine listed Hal Gillespie as among the Top 10 Lawyers in Texas, Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas, and a Super Lawyer in Plaintiff's Employment Litigation. In December 2012, Texas Lawyer named Hal Gillespie the top "Go-To Lawyer" in the area of Labor and Employment law for the state of Texas, an honor he also won in 2002 and 2007.
David Watsky has been named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas and a Super Lawyer in Plaintiff's Employment Litigation;
Cheryl Drazin, Joseph Gillespie, Jeanette Fedele, and James Sanford have also been named as Rising Stars by Super Lawyer.
Employment Law and Plaintiff's Litigation
The Firm represents business executives, individual employees, and classes of employees in all types of employment matters, including discrimination based on age, sex, race, national origin, religion, and disability, as well as retaliation claims based upon the assertion of protected discrimination complaints. We also represent plaintiffs in claims involving breach of contract, whistleblowing, Sarbanes-Oxley, sexual harassment, covenants not to compete, defamation, slander, and the FMLA. We are highly experienced in state court, federal court, and in arbitration.
The Firm represents numerous labor unions whose members work in many different kinds of jobs. We handle cases under the National Labor Relations Act, Railway Labor Act, and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. GRW lawyers participate in labor-management negotiations, advice, and litigation of labor arbitration cases.
Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations
The Firm handles class action and collective action claims for unpaid overtime and misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Breach of Contract Litigation
The Firm handles complex breach of contract actions for individuals and businesses representing the plaintiff individual or the plaintiff entity.