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Mr. Urich has represented management in employment-related matters since 2001 and has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law since 2006. He regularly counsels and trains business owners, managers, and HR professionals regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws and related workplace issues, including harassment prevention, internal investigations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, military leave and reinstatement rights, and wage and hour laws. Mr. Urich frequently assists clients in preparing employment policies and handbooks, and he has considerable experience in drafting non-competition agreements and evaluating their enforceability.
Mr. Urich defends employers against single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits including claims of harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, national origin, disability, or religion, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, and common law claims of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, and negligent hiring, retention, and supervision. Mr. Urich also has broad experience litigating disputes arising from covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and covenants prohibiting the disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information. In addition to his first-chair litigation experience, Mr. Urich assists employers in responding to employee complaints filed with state and federal agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor.
Mr. Urich received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Business from Baylor University. At the conclusion of his undergraduate career, he was chosen as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Urich received his law degree from Baylor Law School, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers and the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||12/20/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas LIFE||Board Chair||2016 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Baylor University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|