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Daryl John Sinkule

Employment and labor Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Daryl J. Sinkule


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About Daryl

Learn Daryl’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
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    My practice primarily includes handling claims on behalf of individuals for unpaid overtime and minimum wages; claims of discrimination, including sex (sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination), race, age, religion, national origin, and disability discrimination; retaliation claims; claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act; reviewing and negotiating severance agreements for employees and executives; and other employment-related matters.

    21 years

I joined Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC in Dallas, Texas, in 2019 after almost 18 years at a leading labor and employment law firm in Houston, Texas.  I am a Member-Owner at Kilgore & Kilgore, and I am Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  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 Dallas Bar Association, the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the DFW chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.  I am also currently a Member of the Labor & Employment Law Exam Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  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 addition, each year between 2013 and 2020, 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 in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, or beyond.

Licensed for 20 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Daryl

Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC
Kilgore Law Center
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX, 75204

Reviews

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Posted by Rina | August 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Daryl Sinkule: A+ Fantastic Attorney
Daryl is an outstanding, personable, professional, and very intelligent attorney. I was lucky to work with Daryl toward the end of my case, and he treated me as if I was his client from the very beginning. He made sure to answer all of my questions, made time to explain important items, and was very easy to work with and talk to. He went above and beyond for me! I would not hesitate to work with Daryl again, and highly recommend him and his very professional firm!
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Posted by Charles | July 17, 2018
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Charles’ Review
At some point in a person's life, the need to retain the services of an attorney will present itself. When that happens, it is vitally important to make sure that the attorney you choose exhibits three things: relevant subject matter expertise, empathy, and dogged determination as your advocate. In my case, Daryl Sinkule excelled at all three and then some! Beyond his knowledge and experience in employment and labor law, he is responsive, proactive, kind, and a professional in every sense of the word. Daryl’s service, and the resources of his firm, made all of the difference in the outcome of my case. I would not hesitate to work with him again should the need arise. Less
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Posted by Justin | July 4, 2018
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Thoughtful, Accommodating, Winner
Daryl was exactly what I was hoping for in an attorney. As I was completely new to the legal process, I didn't know what to expect, and Daryl took his time to make sure I thoroughly understood everything each step of the way. He was always in touch, either with follow up emails, calls, or texts. Further, as I had to travel to Houston for our case, he and his firm were very accommodating, making sure I had landed, gotten to the hotel, provided me with directions to the courtroom, etc. More important, he worked tirelessly to ensure we won the case - which we did. Even during and after the trial portion, he was explaining to me what was happening and why. In summary, Daryl is a class act and I strongly recommend him and his firm and would without a doubt hire him again. Thanks Daryl!
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Posted by Delaney | April 4, 2018
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Incredibly Intelligent, Thorough, Patient and Professional
I could not have asked for better representation than Mr. Sinkule. He genuinely cares about your situation and the outcome. With Mr. Sinkule, YOU dont have to go to battle, he does it for you with such a calm and confident demeanor. I fully trusted his expertise and am glad I did as he took a very stressful situation and turned it into a fairly stress free process resulting in a favorable outcome. He is always thinking one step ahead which eased my mind. Most importantly, Mr. Sinkule is honest, informative and will be with you every step of the way. He was very responsive to all my emails and phone calls without making me feel like an annoyance. Additionally, Mr. Sinkule understood my emotional investment in the case and patiently listened as I continuously expressed my frustrations with the other party. He truly is a phenomenal attorney who is on your side. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Sinkule.
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Posted by Cheri | August 26, 2016
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Professional, Patient, Informative
Mr. Sinkule was such a pleasure to work with. I trusted him implicitly to represent me because throughout the many, many hours of discussions that we had, he was always so thoughtful, professional, and well-versed. His sense of calm was helpful and I knew I could trust him to be level-headed in all discussions with my previous employer. He never rushed me, was always timely in his responses and spent several hours walking me through scenarios, answering my questions in great detail. He was extremely knowledgeable and knows employment law down to the letter. I also felt he was most focused on securing justice and not eyeing profit for his firm. I hope I do not have to use Mr. Sinkule's services again, but absolutely would if I had to and would highly recommend him to my closest family and friends. He is definitely the kind of lawyer you want on your side, fighting your battles with expertise and respect.
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Posted by Ann Marie | November 11, 2014
Best Lawyer In Texas
Daryl Sinkule is the nicest and most kind lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of working with for my legal matters. He is calm, cool, and collective and makes you feel at ease with any situation. He is very knowledgeable in his practice and it showed in my favorable outcome. I have recommended Daryl to many of my friends and family and will continue to do so in the future. As far as I'm concerned he is the best Lawyer in Texas!
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Posted by Terri | September 26, 2014
PROFESSIONAL AND EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE
Daryl kept me well informed throughout the case. In the initial consultation, I was told what to expect and provided a timeline that was very close to exactly how everything was carried out. My questions and concerns were addressed quickly. I felt very comfortable and well prepared throughout the case.
Posted by Phil | August 11, 2014
As stress free as possible...
Daryl kept me well informed throughout the case. Beginning with the initial consultation, I was told what to realistically expect and given a timeline that was very close to the exact time it took. All of my questions were answered completely and quickly whether by e-mail or phone. and his assistant made sure all forms and paperwork were provided to me. I felt very comfortable and well prepared for all phases of the case.
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Posted by Leanne | February 14, 2014
Recommendation for Mr. Sinkule
Daryl Sinkule is the epitome of professionalism and knowledge with regard to hiss legal expertise. He explained everything to me in "non lawyer speak" and assisted me through a difficult and uncertain time. With his help I was able to navigate the legal process without confusion or feeling like I was "just another client". I'm sure Daryl had many other cases, but always made me feel as if I was his only client. I would, and have, recommended Daryl when it comes to employment type situations or EEOC questions.
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Posted by Stacy | January 16, 2014
Daryl Sinkule - Efficient and Knowledgeable
Daryl Sinkule is a great attorney that posesses both integrity and professionalism. I have utilized his legal services on three separate issues, all of which ended up having favorable outcomes. He kept me informed throughout the entire process and treated with me with both dignity and respect. I highly recommend Daryl for any legal matters that you encounter.
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Posted by Christine | January 16, 2014
Emploment/Labor Review
Daryl is very professional but compassionate. Hard to find in a lawyer these days. Very knowlegeable of the laws pertaining to my cases. Daryl has kept me well informed through out the time he has been hired. It is also refreshing to find someone who is very commited to his clients.
Posted by Darnell | January 10, 2014
A True Professional & Knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Sinkule would come highly recommended. His professionalism & knowledge was unmatched. I am Grateful that he worked my case. He keeps a good pulse for the case & he's always involved in the details. His passion to assist his clients & get the most value for their case speaks volumes. I have referred individuals to Daryl & will continue to do so. He's a true professional & worked very hard for my case.
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Posted by Judy | January 9, 2014
Go-to Guy for Employment Law Issues
Daryl walked me through a very difficult process and kept me informed the entire way. He's kind and understanding, and he never gave up on the validity of my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 35%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member-Partner
  • Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Senior Counsel
  • Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Shellist Lazarz LLP
  • 2002 - 2009
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Education

  • University Of Houston
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2002
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Labor & Employment Law Exam Commission Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Houston Chapter
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • 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
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2010
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Professional on the Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Rising Sar
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Endorse Daryl
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Daryl as opposing counsel in an employment discrimination case, and I have observed his work in other cases. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Daryl, and I have done so several times. He is aggressive, knowledgeable and practical, and he always prioritizes his clients' interests. That adds up to effectiveness. If Daryl is your counsel, you will be in good hands."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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