Employment Litigation


Employment Litigation Attorney in Texas

The goal of Shaw Cowart is to help clients avoid employment litigation. But when there is no other course, we represent employers and employees with experience and expertise.

When disputes arise between employers and employees, the effects of litigation not only impact the bottom line, but can also be demoralizing and a blemish on a company’s reputation. When facing these types of cases, it is critical to contact an experienced Austin employment litigation attorney right away.

At the law firm of Shaw Cowart LLP in Austin, Texas, we take the employment rights of your business very seriously. We provide proactive policy consulting and risk management services to employers to prevent employment conflicts where possible. When disputes escalate or lawsuits are filed, our lawyers can intervene to try to bring about a practical and amicable out-of-court resolution. In the event that litigation cannot be averted, our proven trial lawyers have extensive experience defending clients at trial in state and federal courts.

Representing Employers and Employees In Employment And Labor Disputes

Our litigators have no boundaries. Regardless of the issue, claim or location, we have represented clients in thousands of lawsuits in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before local, state and federal administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Our lawyers serve as national and regional counsel for a number of major U.S. businesses, but we also represent a diverse range of clients ó from Fortune 500 companies, to state and public entities, to small locally-based businesses.

While we have experience in employment litigation of every variety, much of our focus is on complex employment litigation matters. We understand the demands of high stakes litigation. The geographic reach of our practice is matched by the diversity of cases we defend. Our lawyers litigate complex cases arising under Title VII, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a host of other state and federal laws, including putative class actions, wage and hour collective actions and multidistrict litigation throughout the country.

Our experiences enable us to simplify discovery, class certification, dispositive motion briefing and the innumerable other facets of complex litigation. And we do so with the efficiency, attention to detail and personal connection that our clients deserve.

Other matters where we handle claims and litigation include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Class Action Claims
  • Defamation, Infliction of Emotional Distress and Other Tort Claims
  • Discrimination (Age, Race, Gender, Disability)
  • Erisa Benefits Disputes
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Retaliation for Filing Claims
  • Sexual, Racial and Other Types Of Harassment
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Wrongful Discharge or Termination


Employment Litigation Attorney in Texas

We understand the sensitive nature of employment litigation. A hostile response to claims and lawsuits can fan the flames or alienate the rest of your workforce, but you have to stand your ground and protect your business and financial interests. The business attorneys of Shaw Cowart LLP will aggressively represent your company through any employment-related lawsuit, scouting for opportunities to resolve the suit but fully prepared to argue your position before a judge or jury. We provide an honest legal assessment and cost-benefit analysis of potential litigation so that you can make an educated decision about how to proceed.

Our Austin employment litigation attorneys can get started on your case right away. We invite you to a confidential consultation, with no initial fee and no obligation. Simply complete our online consultation form or give us a call at 512-499-8900.

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
Toll Free: 877-303-0383
local: 512-499-8900
Fax: 512-320-8906
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