I am a Partner at Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP. I am Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and I focus my law practice on employment law civil litigation in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings. I have handled a number of cases—across the State of Texas and the nation—involving wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, successfully representing numerous employees against their current and/or former employers in recovering unpaid wages and overtime wages. I also represent clients in matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other employment-related federal and state statutes. Additionally, I represent executives and individuals in negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission.
A graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Houston Law Center, I am admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all Texas state courts. I am an active member of professional organizations, including the Houston Bar Association, the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and both the Houston and national chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Between 2009 and 2012, I served on the Labor & Employment Law Section Council of the Houston Bar Association, where I co-chaired the Section’s Scholarships/Grants Committee. I also formerly served on the Lawyers Against Waste Committee of the Houston Bar Association.
In 2009, I was named a “Professional on the Fast Track” by H Texas magazine, and in both 2013 and 2014, H Texas magazine designated me as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers.” Moreover, each year between 2006 and 2013, I was fortunate enough to receive the honor of being named a Texas Rising Star® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine. In 2013, I was named a Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine.
I look forward to reviewing your potential legal issue(s) to determine whether I might be able to assist you.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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I have had the pleasure of knowing Daryl for many years. He has always proven to be a knowledgeable and successful advocate for his clients. I have referred several people to him through the years, because he is the best in dealing with difficult employment issues.
Thomas Graham Business Attorney
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I highly endorse this Daryl, as he is an extremely talented and well-respected lawyer in the community. Daryl has an outstanding knowledge of employment law and all of the related issues involved in employment litigation. With Daryl, you are assured sound legal advice based upon his combination of experience, legal acumen and practical understanding of the law.
Judd Millman Employment & Labor Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2002||09/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyers||Houstonia Magazine||2013|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2010|
|Professional on the Fast Track||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Texas Rising Sar||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Partner||Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP||2009 - 2013|
|Associate||Shellist Lazarz LLP||2002 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association, Houston Chapter||Member||2011 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Co-Chair - Scholarships/Grants Committee||2010 - 2012|
|Houston Bar Association, Lawyers Against Waste Committee||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Board Member||2009 - 2012|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|University Of Houston||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||Doctor of Jurisprudence||2002|
|Texas A&M University, College Station||N/A||Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|FLSA Management and Litigation||The Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Legal Guidelines||2013|
|Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Monthly Luncheon||Moderator - Picking a Jury in an Employment Case||2011|