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Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

Employment Counsel

Richardson
Texas
Licensed in
AL, TX
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law
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About
Hi there! I am labor and employment lawyer located in Dallas, Texas. Since beginning my practice in 2012, I have gained extensive experience in the areas of high stakes employment litigation and arbitrations. In addition to my litigation training, I also have extensive experience in strategically counseling clients on issues regarding union election campaigns, ethics compliance, non-competes, benefits planning, terminations, leave policies, reductions in force, as well as employee handbook drafting and revisions, internal investigations, and employee trainings. Let me know how I can help!
6
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Rachel helped guide my company as it concerned an employee that had admitted to having a drug problem. She guided as to the law on FMLA, disability claims, and employee assistance programs. I will definitely use her again."

Termination Counseling
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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Meets Deadlines

"Rachel is fantastic! She was able to settlement a claim for almost less than a third of the claimant's original demand!"

Sexual Harrassment Claim Settlement
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Law Firm

Senior Labor and Employment Associate

Oct 2016 - Present

• Represent state, national, and international corporate employers in labor and employment matters with focus on advice, counseling, and litigation involving both union and non-unionized workforces as it relates to a broad range of employment matters.
• Counsel employers in representative employment law matters such as discrimination, discipline, termination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge

Oct 2016 - Present

Law Firm

Labor and Employment Associate

Nov 2015 - Oct 2016

• Represented state and national corporate employers in labor and employment matters with an emphasis on employment litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, arbitrations, and mediations.
• Drafted answers, propounded discovery, conducted depositions, and drafted and defended motions.
• Counseled employers on personnel matters including termination and leaves of absence

Nov 2015 - Oct 2016

Law Firm

Labor and Employment Associate

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015

• Represented employers in employment litigation matters involving sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workers’ compensation, and wrongful termination.
• Drafted answers, propounded discovery, conducted depositions, and drafted and argued motions.
• Drafted and revised employment agreements, severance agreements, arbitration agreements, employee policies and employee handbooks/manuals.

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015

Law Firm

Litigation Associate

Jun 2018 - Dec 2014

• Counsel to a large Southeastern railroad company with a unionized workforce.
• Drafted petitions, answers, motions, written discovery, and legal memoranda.

Jun 2018 - Dec 2014

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