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Justin James Barbour

Justin James Barbour

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Employment & Labor

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About Me

Justin Barbour is a partner at Schmoyer Reinhard LLP.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barbour was an associate in the commercial litigation section of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. 




Mr. Barbour’s practice includes the representation of employers in all aspects of employment litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in private arbitrations.  Mr. Barbour’s litigation experience includes:


  • Representation of employers in discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and related state laws and local ordinances

  • Disability accommodation claims brought under the ADA

  • Collective action and individual plaintiff wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Retaliation claims brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Whistleblower claims arising under Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd Frank Acts, as well as related federal and state statutes

  • Enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and employee confidentiality agreements

  • Workers’ compensation retaliation claims

  • Claims for breach of contract

  • Lawsuits enjoining workplace violence and threatening activities

  • Defamation, slander, and business disparagement claims


Mr. Barbour regularly counsels, advises, and provides training to his clients on the foregoing issues, as well as on workplace policy and legal compliance issues. He represents clients of all sizes, including private, publicly held, governmental, quasi-governmental, and non-profit entities.   


 Mr. Barbour has significant experience in handling administrative claims with governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission.  He has also represented employers in traditional labor arbitrations.


While in law school, Mr. Barbour was a member of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights.





Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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Contact Info

Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

17806 IH 10 West
Suite 400
San Antonio, TX, 78257



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

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Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star 2014 - 2015Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarScene in SA Magazine2012
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine 2009, 2011 - 20152011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSchmoyer Reinhard LLP2008 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio Human Resource CommitteeChair2014 - Present
Goodwill Industries Contract Services of San Antonio - Human Resources CommitteeChair2014 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation Law SectionSecretary2013 - Present
Governmental Affairs Committee for the San Antonio Human Resources AssociationMember2012 - Present
Goodwill San Antonio Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors2011 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
SAHRMA Employment Law SeminarUpdate on Emerging Trends in Labor & Employment Law2012
University of Texas School of Law 18th Annual Advanced Employment Law ConferenceImproving Employee Wellness in Compliance with the Law2011
State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course, Labor and EmploymentDefining to ‘Care For’ Under the Family and Medical Leave Act2011
State Bar of Texas, 19th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course – Employment Law 101, Labor and EmploymentPleadings in Employment Discrimination Litigation: Introduction & Update2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of FloridaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2015 SAHRMA SymposiumExpect the Unexpected: Advanced Preparation for OSHA Complaints and Investigations2015
Schmoyer Reinhard Breakfast BriefingUnderstanding and Avoiding Retaliation Claims in the Workplace2014
San Antonio Human Resources Management Association Employment Law ConferenceCountdown to 2015: An Employer’s Guide to Understanding, Evaluating, and Complying with the Affordable Care Act2013
Concho Valley Society for Human Resources Management Annual MeetingHealth Care Reform and the ACA: An Employer’s Perspective2013