The Austin employment lawyers at Wiley Walsh, P.C. are dedicated to fighting for employee rights. We handle a variety of cases from small individual actions to complex, multiparty litigation. We are located next to the Capitol in Downtown Austin with free onsite parking.
In 2019, Colin Walsh and Jairo Castellanos tried the case of Johnson vs. Southwest Research Institute in federal court. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict that was named one of the Top 100 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States , one of the Top 100 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States , and one of the Top 100 Verdicts in Texas across all practice areas in 2019 by TopVerdict.com. In awarding attorneys fees to us, Federal Judge Royce Lamberth described our performance as "a remarkably sophisticated and professional presentation leading jurors to a unanimous verdict after just a few hours of deliberation."
Also in 2019, Mr. Walsh and Mr. Castellanos tried the case of Alvarez v. McCarthy (Secretary of the Army). The judge and jury awarded a total of $292,477.96 for workplace retaliation ($144,649.31 for the client's damages and $147,828.65 for attorneys fees/costs). The case is currently pending on appeal.
In Lynch v. City of Austin (Police Department), Mr. Walsh and Mr. Castellanos won a Travis County jury trial for failure to accommodate Ms. Lynch’s disability and workplace retaliation. The judge and jury awarded $400,655.22 ($298,922.10 in damages and interest and $101,733.12 in attorney fees and costs).
Our attorneys are frequent speakers on employment law matters, including at the 2019 Texas Employment Lawyers Association conference and the Transnational Workers’ Rights Clinic. During the last legislative session, Mr. Walsh testified as an expert on the Texas Whistleblower Act before the House State Affairs Committee.
We work hard for our clients at every stage of representation. For a sense of how we treat our clients, read our outstanding client reviews.
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