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Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh

Employment and labor Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.9   53 reviews

also known as Rasha Zeyadeh

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Rasha

Learn Rasha’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    I represent workers in lawsuits against employers. Some of my cases include employment discrimination, retaliation, unpaid or improperly paid wages, and failure to provide benefits like medical leave/reasonable accommodation.

    7 years, 75 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%


Rasha Zeyadeh is a trial attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C. Ms. Zeyadeh is an aggressive advocate for employee rights who understands that workplace disputes can be the cause of one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Ms. Zeyadeh is dedicated to ensuring that her clients’ rights are protected, and that justice is served.

Ms. Zeyadeh represents employees with various claims, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 1981, and Section 451 of the Texas Labor Code. Ms. Zeyadeh also represents employees in governmental administrative proceedings, including those held before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Additionally, Ms. Zeyadeh represents employees in appeals to the Office of Special Counsel and the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When not advocating for her clients in state court, federal court, or in administrative proceedings, Ms. Zeyadeh can be found negotiating severance agreements and contract terms on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Zeyadeh received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude. While attending Texas State University, Ms. Zeyadeh was the vice president of the renowned Model Organization of American States team. While on that team, Ms. Zeyadeh earned both the Outstanding Delegate and the Outstanding Written Statement Award at the regional competition at Baylor University. Due to her successes while on those teams, Ms. Zeyadeh has been invited by the Texas State MOAS director to serve as a judge at the yearly MOAS moot court competition.

Following her undergraduate education, Ms. Zeyadeh went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. During her time at Texas Tech University School of Law, Ms. Zeyadeh demonstrated the ability to balance academic commitments and extracurricular activities. Ms. Zeyadeh excelled academically earning the Distinction Award in both the Study of Trial and Appellate Procedure and Criminal Defense. She was also recognized as the 2017 Law Student of the Year by the National Jurist and the 2017 Graduating Law Student of the Year by the Lubbock Bar Association. Ms. Zeyadeh was also inducted into the Who’s Who Among Law Students in American Universities and Colleges program. Ms. Zeyadeh’s achievements and work ethic were recognized by many, earning her the Judge Lucius Bunton Endowed Scholarship, the Judge Meade F. Griffin Award, and the Judge Ken G. Spencer Award.

Ms. Zeyadeh proudly represented Texas Tech University School of Law as an advocate. She served as the Director of Trial Advocacy for the Board of Barristers and competed in several mock trial and moot court competitions throughout the country. In her second year, Ms. Zeyadeh won the National Southwest Mock Trial Competition and received the Hunt for Excellence in Advocacy Endowed Scholarship. Most notably, in her third year, Ms. Zeyadeh was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers.

Ms. Zeyadeh also believes in service to the community. She logged over 100 hours of pro bono work during each of her three years of law school, earning her the “Dean’s Award” recognition on the Texas Tech Law Pro Bono Honor Roll, as well as admission to the Law Student Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Zeyadeh was also a PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award Top 7 finalist in 2015. Ms. Zeyadeh has volunteered at various organizations including the Innocence Project of Texas, the South Dallas Clinic, and the Texas Legal Services Center. Most notably, Ms. Zeyadeh served as a student-attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic of Texas Tech University School of Law, where she represented indigent clients criminally charged in cases ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to felony aggravated assault. Ms. Zeyadeh’s commitment to working on behalf of underrepresented people and causes has earned her the Clifford W. Brown Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Award, the Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship, and the Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship.

Ms. Zeyadeh is Palestinian and grew up in Amman, Jordan. She recently became a naturalized American Citizen. Her journey to the American dream caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who have asked her to become a regular keynote speaker at various naturalization ceremonies.

Ms. Zeyadeh is fluent in Arabic and English.

Ms. Zeyadeh understands the strife of underrepresented communities and takes pride in her ability to be the voice for those in need. To Ms. Zeyadeh, being an attorney isn’t just a job, it’s her calling.

Ms. Zeyadeh is licensed to practice law in all Texas State Courts and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Eastern District. Ms. Zeyadeh is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, and National Employment Lawyers Association.

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Location

Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP
8750 N Central Expy #1600
Dallas, TX, 75231

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  53 customer reviews
Posted by Angela | May 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated & Knowledgeable
Rasha Zeyadeh is a top-notch professional that takes a real interest in her clients and their needs. She is knowledgeable, responsive and caring when dealing with the issues and their impact on your life. I recommend her services to anyone in need of a quality Attorney.
Posted by Susan | April 18, 2022
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An Amazing Lawyer Who Really Cares About Her Clients
I highly recommend Rasha if you’re in search of a great lawyer! She not only was extremely knowledgeable, clear with her course of action, and punctual with her responses, but she is also genuinely a wonderful person who works incredibly hard for her clients. She did a phenomenal job on my case, and I will be forever grateful for the positive outcome. Thank you once again for turning such a stressful situation into an amazing triumph!
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Posted by Trina | April 1, 2022
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Truly the best!
As an employer, I had the pleasure of experiencing the professionalism and care the Rob Wiley, P.C. organization has for it’s clients. When I reached out to this firm for my own personal issue, I was represented by Rasha Zeyadeh and her caring and friendly nature quickly put me at ease. She was able to settle my case quickly and kept me updated continuously as new details emerged. I will continue to recommend her to those that need her help.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 15, 2022
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Excellent Experience
I had a great experience working with Rasha Zeyadeh! She is incredibly professional and thorough in her research and preparation. I am very pleased that she represented me, and would gladly refer anyone I know to her.
Posted by Yasmin | February 14, 2022
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Unemployment hearing
Highly recommend Rasha for employment issues. She is very knowledgeable about the field and she prepared me well for my unemployment hearing
Posted by Muneer | January 10, 2022
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Best lawyer ever!
Rasha Zeyadeh was the best lawyer I could've asked for. Her assertiveness truly shows she cares and is willing to do what is needed to fight for her client. Her skills and expertise in her practice leave me with full trust. She is great with communicating every step taken forward and helps guide with directions for further actions. She took my case wasting no time with confidence and professionalism. I would refer her to any of my friends. Thank you Rasha!!
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Posted by Cynthia | January 7, 2022
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Superb Attorney
Rasha Zeyadeh is an amazing attorney. She reviewed my case and informed me upfront that it would not be a slam dunk case, but she would give it her all. Rasha kept me informed throughout the entire process and her turnaround response was always immediate. Rasha is committed to her client and her attentiveness, experience and professionalism was greatly appreciated. She is firm; but fair! If you need an attorney who is with you all the way, Rasha is the one!
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Posted by Lisa | November 11, 2021
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Rasha Zeyadeh is "The Lioness"
Rasha Zeyadeh is “The Lioness”. There is no better way to describe this attorney. She is a fighter. A defender. A protector. She will do everything in her power to get back what was unlawfully taken from you. Whether it was your job, your dignity, your pride, your livelihood, your self-worth…. She will help make you whole again. I know. Because I came to her broken. The government took my career of 20 years and fired me, with no just cause. I went to her with what little evidence I had gathered. But she pieced it together and found evidence of retaliation. She found evidence of discrimination. She saw the bigger picture. She saw what they did to me. So, our fight against the federal government began. Rasha and I had it rough from the word ‘Go’ because our fight was internal. Which means everything was handled within the federal government. So, the cards were stacked against us from the very beginning. But that didn’t matter to Rasha. She wasn’t scared. Not even a little bit. Our case started with Mediation. Rasha took control of the Mediation. Rasha knows the law and she knew what I deserved. She protected me. And she fought for me. The mediation didn’t go the way we wanted it to, so we decided to walk away and to present our case to a judge. That meant depositions. I told Rasha that opposing counsel would not want her to depose my old boss because they were scared of her. I don’t think she believed me. But I was right. Two days before my boss was scheduled to be deposed by Rasha, opposing counsel called Rasha with an offer we would accept. They were scared of Rasha and they just proved it! But it gets even better. Rasha stayed on top of the case and wouldn’t back off and because of that, she got me, not only my job back, but my full back pay for the past 14 months! She won my case!!! Rasha Zeyadeh fought for me through the worst year of my life. All I can say is… Thank you, Rasha, for never giving up on me! You’ll always be my Lioness. Forever Grateful, Lisa Whitt
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Posted by Sadie | November 3, 2021
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Rasha is awesome!
Rasha Zeyadeh is a wonderful attorney. She is very kind and takes the time to make sure you understand your legal rights. She doesn’t disappoint!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2021
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Very good attorney
Rasha is very thorough, organized, and efficient. She makes sure to answer every question and clarify things that confuse me.  I also like that she gets my opinions and considers them first before making any move. I had to think first for a month before actually hiring her since it is a lot of money.  But the peace of mind I got afterward is priceless.  And she helped me get it.  Thanks, Rasha.
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Posted by Jeff | October 13, 2021
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Legal Services
I retained, and worked with Rasha on a legal matter. I found her to be thorough, professional, and prompt in responding at each step along the way. Rasha resolved my matter with a positive outcome in my favor. I highly recommend working with her!!
Posted by Denise | September 29, 2021
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Wrongful termination lawyer
Rasha is amazing. She kept me informed and updated all on issues regarding my case. I’m very satisfied with her work and the outcome of my case.
Posted by Chinika | September 1, 2021
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EEOC Brilliance!!
Where to begin....Rasha Z. is simply amazing!! From my initial tearful consultation with Rob Wiley to the finalization of my settlement, I have felt COMPLETELY supported by this firm.  Rasha was assigned my case and has definitely proven to be a true SHERO!  Rasha stayed informed on every aspect of my case, was compassionate toward my fears, and strategically planned the next steps at every interval. During this process, communication is a big deal.  Rasha called and emailed consistently always keeping me in the loop with updates and decisions needing to be made. Rasha is a worthy opponent for any opposing counsel.  I am happy with my outcome and I owe it all to her hard work. 
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Posted by Nelson | June 22, 2021
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Review Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh
A great overall experience having Rasha Zeyadeh as my attorney representing me in a discrimination claim against my former employer. Rasha was professional, efficient, personable and very thorough and insightful in explaining the whole process. Rasha was honest with me concerning time frame to resolution and in setting realistic expectations of what the outcome could be. Rasha and I met regularly and exchanged emails with each other to keep me updated and informed on the progress of the case. She was very prompt with responding to my calls and emails when I had any questions or concerns. After my initial meeting with Rasha I was confident she would work hard in representing my case during negotiations on a settlement. Her extraordinary efforts helped with negotiating an acceptable and satisfying settlement. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
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Justice
I am a Black African American woman. I cannot thank Rasha enough for all her help. She went above and beyond with my case. I consider her “The whole package: Beauty, Brains & Compassionate” she will fight the Bullies of Corporate America that wrongfully terminated you and tarnished your name. Rasha made the whole process go smoothly with a fair settlement and changed my reason for termination to layoff.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
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Outstanding Employment Lawyer
I strongly and unequivocally recommend Rasha for all employment law situations. Rasha occupies the top echelon of all domains: integrity, intelligence, strategy, reliability, expertise, and advocacy. She will always be my #1 choice for an employment lawyer. For Rasha, practicing employment law is not just a job; it's a vocation. This is reflected in everything she does to help her clients. I think it would be impossible to find a better employment lawyer; she truly is the very best.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
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Positive Feedback for Rasha Zeyadeh
I had the pleasure of working with Rasha Zeyadeh and would strongly recommend her services based on her professionalism, her tremendous knowledge of employment law, and her creative tactics. She is diplomatic, patient and explains her strategy in detail, always considering her client’s best interests. She is very giving of her time when speaking with her clients and is a very genuine person – a rare quality nowadays. Her situational assessments are invariably on point and she always has short- and long-term strategies of which she keeps her clients aware. Rasha has an unceasing ability to continuously generate innovative approaches when faced with adverse or unfavorable situations. She provided me with excellent advice and representation and is the consummate professional.
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Posted by Leila | March 27, 2021
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Student
Rasha was beyond helpful, she moved heaven and earth, she was such a professional and truly went the extra mile for me , she was very quick to follow up with me and attentive to detail , she was fantastic, it’s not every day you see a kind hearted and genuine attorney , I would definitely recommend her, thank you Rasha.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2020
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Professional and Responsive
Rasha handled my case as if it was her only case. She was very professional in her actions and communications, which I greatly appreciated. She always responded in a timely manner to me and with all matters regarding my case. Rasha was also thorough in her explanations and provided great detail on next steps. Outside of my case, she was also very respectful and empathetic to things happening in my life at the same time.
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Posted by Michelle | November 14, 2020
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Senior Internal Analyst
I retained the service of Rasha Zeyadeh for one of the scarest events of my life; and from the moment I spoke with her I felt safe. Rasha not only helped me release the stress of the unknown but filled me with strength with her unlimited care & knowledge. She is an amazing attorney & I am so thankful for her service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-945 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Rob Wiley, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Student Public Defender
  • Texas Tech Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 2016 - 2017

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2017

Sample of Legal Cases

  • FLSA violation
  • Settled
  • MSBP appeal against NARA.
  • Client was reinstated and awarded back pay
  • FMLA interference/violation
  • Settled
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Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Arab American Woman Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Jurist Law Student of the Year
  • National Jurist
  • 2017
  • Graduating Law Student of the Year
  • Lubbock Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Clifford W. Brown Lubbock Criminal Defense Association Award
  • Clifford W. Brown
  • 2017
  • The Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship
  • Brendan Murray
  • 2017
  • Dean's Award
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2017
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2017
  • The Judge Lucius Bunton Endowed Scholarship
  • Judge Lucius Bunton
  • 2017
  • Judge Meade F. Griffin Award
  • Judge Meade
  • 2017
  • The Judge Ken G. Spencer Award
  • Judge Ken G. Spencer
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Excellence Award
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2017
  • The Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship
  • Timothy Cole Foundation
  • 2016
  • Hunt Excellence in Advocacy Endowed Scholarship
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Southwest Mock Trial Competition Champion
  • Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ross & Mathews Sexual Harassment Training
  • Sexual Harassment in the workplace
  • 2019
  • Department of Homeland Security - Naturalization Ceremony
  • U.S. Naturalization
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Ms. Zeyadeh to anyone seeking help with a legal matter. She is a remarkable attorney that takes the extra step to ensure her clients are receiving the best representation. I have personally witnessed Ms. Zeyadeh's outstanding advocacy and negotiation skills, and would endorse her without question."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rasha and I attended law school together, and she was always a top advocate. It would be difficult to count all of the awards and accolades Rasha received, but I can tell you that she is a passionate attorney who takes action. Rasha is fearless in the courtroom, but she is also razor sharp in her legal analysis. Although I have not worked with Rasha directly on an employment case, I know that her clients are in amazing hands. Additionally, she is the only employment attorney my firm makes referrals to."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know and have worked alongside Rasha. She is an incredible lawyer and a compelling trial attorney. I have referred numerous clients to her and they have all spoken very highly of her. I trust her with all of my employment law questions and needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rasha is a committed individual who is never caught off guard, always prepared, and a zealous advocate for her clients. Her abilities in the practice of law are unmatched."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working in a criminal defense clinic with Rasha during my final year of law school. Rasha is not just smart, but also incredibly passionate and hard working. She will do whatever it takes to get the best results possible for her clients. Working with Rasha was always pleasure, the passion and commitment she brings to her clients' cases is unparalleled."
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Dallas Employment and labor Lawyer Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh
Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh
Employment and labor Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 6 years