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Charles Leonard Scalise

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 15 years
    Florida - FL 35 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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


Charles Leonard Scalise
Ross Law PC
1104 San Antonio St
Austin, TX, 787012109
Charles Leonard Scalise
1104 San Antonio St
Austin, TX, 78701
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  16 customer reviews
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Posted by J. David | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience as Local Counsel
I am an attorney licensed in Virginia who partnered with Charles as our local counsel in a complex Fair Labor Standards Act collective action in federal court in Austin, TX. We ultimately had nearly 500 "opt-in plaintiffs" join the case. Charles was extremely knowledgeable of the local federal court and was a fantastic local partner in our case. I would recommend Charles to other attorneys as well as anyone looking for an employment attorney, especially in a wage and hour case.
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Posted by Kendra | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Diligent Attorney - Pleased Client
Mr. Scalise was pleasant to work with, maintained communication and was very instructive regarding the best approach to take in my case. I am a very pleased client and am most thankful I had the opportunity to work with him. I will recommend him to others seeking legal counsel and assistance in the future.
Posted by Kristi | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond great work on the issue at hand. He makes the worst situation into the best. His attention to my case felt personal and he was honest and upfront with me from the beginning and that is hard to find. Thanks to his hard work and the help of his assistants I was able to come through a tough situation on the bright side. Thanks Charles for treating me like a human being instead of just a paycheck.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No other could even compare!! Amazing, Brilliant, Committed, Dedicated, Diligent, Fair, Honest, Just,
Reality check. I never would have thought the day would come that I would need an employment lawyer. When it did, I could not have been more blessed when I was referred to Charles to represent my case for Over-time (FLSA), Age Discrimination and Gender Discrimination. He was ready, willing and much more than capable to represent me. I live a couple hundred miles from his offic, so during a scheduled trip, planned prior to my case, he took personal time out to meet me and discuss the case. Totally not expected, I had planned to drive to his office. From our introduction phone call to the settlement of the case I felt I was always a priority and not a bother or just another client. I was always kept abreast of every step in the process and every decision/option available for each decision that was needed to be made. I appreciate Charles communicating in total honesty, even when it was not an easy conversation for us to have. I greatly respect his matter a fact approach even though it was not always enjoyable. It did allow me to maintain realistic expectations. Resulting in a very positive and satisfying outcome for myself. I very strongly recommend Charles to any and everyone that thinks, believes or feels they have an employment claim. The absolute greatest in my book!!!
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Posted by Joaquin | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Loyal, Hardworking
As a client, I appreciate your honesty, loyalty and well organized hard work. We wouldn't have been able to win my case without you. I'm very satisfied and I highly recommend Charles Scalise at Ross Law Group in Austin, Texas.
Posted by Yulander | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charles Scalise is a True Definiton of an Awesome Attorney
Attorney Charles Scalise was committed, dedicated, responsive, informative and consistently worked diligently on my unpaid overtime wages case. There was Never a moment he or his staff were not very professional and respectful. I am satisfied with my settlement. He had no hidden fees. I Highly recommend attorney Charles Scalise!
Posted by Carmen | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Confident Honest Attorney
Mr. Scalise was very honest and presistant with my case. He was straight and honest about my case. He had no hidden fees and worked deligently on my case. My case was regarding unpaid overime wages. He did all the work and made sure I was paid. I would certainly recommend him because not only him, but also his staff were both very professional and respectful. He always responded quickly to my concerns and questions. I am very pleased with the settlement I received. Again, I would recommend Mr. Scalise wihout a doubt, he is an Awesome Lawyer!
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Posted by Linda | March 10, 2015
Charles Scalise with Austin based Ross Law Group representation was absolutely superb!
Mr. Charles Scalise represented me because my employer failed to pay over-time wages. What impressed me most was that Mr. Scalise was such an excellent communicator. He outlined the process, expectations and throughout the process answered questions and never once appeared too busy! He always took my calls even though I knew he must have been busy. Equally as impressive was his legal knowledge and experience. Mr. Scalise delivered strategic advice as well as intelligent litigation. Without a doubt I felt confident that I was in good hands. He was always open and honest with me and didn't tell me what I wanted to hear. He stood by me when the other side tried to push back and I was most appreciative that he allowed me to provide input and details to counter inaccurate accusations. It was that collaborative partnership that not only made me feel involved, kept me informed but provided me with a greater appreciation for his aggressive litigation! Lastly, Mr. Scalise was personable, warm, considerate yet very succinct and professional. I was very pleased with the service provided by Mr. Charles Scalise and would recommend him to my family and friends. I am submitting this post because it's easy to post reviews when we receive poor service or we're disgruntled but when we're pleased, we often take it for granted, go along our way without telling the world - this was a good experience - a lemon to lemonade experience - how about I was WOWed with great customer service and for all that - I say Thank You to Mr. Charles Scalise! Try him - trust me - You'll be pleased! Lynn
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment contract review.
Charles provided solid advice and exposed two items not previously understood. His certification in both Florida and Texas allowed a unique perspective and value give apposing council's location in Florida. Despite a small scope of work, I found Charles to be accessible, responsive and refreshingly fair in his rates and time billed.
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Posted by Nate | July 20, 2012
Strong Negotiator
Charles was expedient in handling my case, and was fair in the outcome distribution. Honesty and Integrity at no extra charge.
Posted by Jeffery | March 21, 2012
Best Lawyer By Far
Mr. Charles Scalise took my case when no one else would. With diligence and precision he negotiated out a settlement for me. Mr. Scalise is what a lawyer should be; integrity, responsive, driven, & most of all looks out for his clients interests and not the bottom line. No comparison.
Posted by Mike | November 3, 2011
Outstanding job!
Mr. Scalise was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable about employment law, and went above and beyond to get a fair settlement for me. I highly recommend hiring him!
Posted by Shane | September 20, 2011
Highly Recommend Charles Scalise for Texas Labor or Overtime Disputes
I highly Recommend Charles Scalise. I hired Charles to handle a labor disput I was having and he handled my case with the utmost of care and passion to get me a result that was more than I had hoped and accomplished this by avoiding a long drawn out court battle. If you have a labor issue or concern or aren't being paid fairly/properly, contact Charles - he will help.
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Posted by Scott Eason | August 28, 2011
Charles is a great guy and an even better lawyer
Charles was a great lawyer. Him and Maria both kept me informed, and always had time for me when i called even if they had no news at all to update me with. The process seemed long, but it really was not. He is very personable, and seems like he was more in it for me then he was for his firm. I highly reccomend Charles and if i ever come across someone in a similar situation i will refer him. Again thank you Charles and Maria.
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Posted by Martin | March 31, 2011
Awesome Representation
I spoke to literally dozens of attorneys who supposedly practice employment law and found that in most cases I knew more about the law applicable to my case (wage and hour) than they did. Than I found Charles. Long story short, we settled the case for an amount that was fair, and all sides can move on now. He was straight with us about what to expect, and the pros and cons of each course of action.
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Posted by Caroline | February 7, 2011
Satisfied Client
Mr. Scalise assisted me with a problem I had with a auto dealership. He kept me informed and provided me with updates on a regular basis giving me the peace of mind I was seeking. He was most effective in representing me and the situation was resolved to my satisfaction. Mr. Scalise fees were most reasonable for the quality of representation that I received. I would highly recommend Mr. Scallse for legal representation.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Morgan & Morgan
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Pantas Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2004


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Charles
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is the most knowledgeable lawyer regarding employee's rights to overtime that I've worked with. On top of working long hours on behalf of his clients, he has always had time to point me in the right direction on any questions I had about that area of the law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charles Scalise has a significant depth of experience in representing employees in wage and hour disputes."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles has been hammering away at employer wrong-doings for years. He knows the ins and outs of the FLSA (employment law) and has no fear in taking cases to trial in Federal Court."
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer Charles Leonard Scalise
Charles Leonard Scalise
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 35 years