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Experienced Austin Employment Lawyer, Fighting For Employee RightsExperienced Austin Employment Lawyer, Fighting For Employee RightsExperienced Austin Employment Lawyer, Fighting For Employee RightsExperienced Austin Employment Lawyer, Fighting For Employee RightsExperienced Austin Employment Lawyer, Fighting For Employee Rights
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Senior Associate||Howard & Kobelan||2002 - 2006|
|Assistant General Counsel||Texas Ethics Commission||1996 - 2002|
|Assistant Attorney General||Texas Attorney General's Office||1994 - 1996|
|Assistant Legislative Counsel||Texas Legislative Counsel||1993 - 1994|
|Associate||Locke Purnell Raine Harrell||1989 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Bar Association Employment Law Section||Member||N/A|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy||Member||N/A|
|Lorman Education Services publication||AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: THE RULES AND THE EXCEPTIONS and EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION: CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?||2012|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||2009|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Oklahoma City University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|LGBT Rights Section||LGBT Employment Law Issues||2014|
|Texas Employment Lawyers Association||Litigation Practicum: Trial Preparation and Techniques for Telling the Client's Story||2013|
|Statewide CLE||Litigation Practicum: Trial Preparation and Techniques for Telling the Client's Story||2013|
|Employment Job Seekers Network||Employment Law In 'The Real World'||2013|
|Central Texas Compensation and Benefits Association||Are We Going To Be Sued? A Plaintiff Employment Lawyer Tells All!||2013|
|Statewide Training Seminar||Collier v. Texas Tech University Verdict||2012|
|Labor & Employment Section||Electronic Discovery Issues in Employment Litigation||2012|
|Job Seekers Network||Employment Law 101||2012|
Posted by Vinny
I have the highest recommendation for Bob Schmidt and the Crews Law Firm for employment law. I never thought I would be in a situation to use his services and questioned myself when I first called. Bob was able to immediately to stop the process the company was taking against me and have the company address their questionable actions. Throughout this process I was able to keep my position an additional six months and receive a substantial settlement which I thought was fair.
From start to finish Bob was professional and empathetic to my situation. What impressed me and was most helpful was his ability to assist me to understand my situation better, my position in the case, potential outcomes and overall how he managed the settlement. He was extremely responsive when needed and kept me up to date with any proceedings or developments. I highly recommend Bob for any employment law case.
Posted by D.G.
Bob Schmidt, is a plaintiff only employment attorney in the state of Texas. If ever there were a crap job in the legal profession, Bob's is IT! Bob Schmidt is knowledgeable, honest, personable and even friendly while being tough as nails. He's in a role that is - to put it plainly - thankless and that stacks the deck against him and his clients as a matter of default status.
The state of TX makes it difficult for the employed (or recently unemployed) to hold employers accountable for their wrongdoings and misconduct, primarily because it's a state that openly and unapologetically values providing an environment most suitable and most attractive to corporate interests.
Texas essentially tells businesses to, "move your company here, because it's a corporate free-for-all and responsibility to the employed is not what we're about, so feel secure to know you have no accountability when it comes to the cogs in your corporate wheel; the pawns on your corporate chess board."
In spite of this, Bob Schmidt shows up every day to work on behalf of the people that Texas and its corporate buddies would just as soon cast aside as if they weren't real people at all. Bob not only shows up, but he comes to fight - but with an approachable disposition and warm demeanor. I liked him personally, but could tell that he wouldn't be pushed around by even the biggest corporate juggernaut.
Within 15 minutes of meeting Bob, I knew that I had happened upon a great decision. And interestingly, it was only after I had met with him initially that I heard several glowing recommendations from his peers working in Austin as employment attorneys. It was only after our initial meeting, as well, that Bob continued to be accessible to me (as he promised in the initial consultation) and provide me with expert counsel, without requiring additional payment. All this came in spite of the fact that his recommendation throughout was for me to look for a non-legal solution, which is ultimately what I obtained.
Bob is an all around great guy and a fantastic attorney. I would recommend him to anyone who feels that "the man" has unjustly stuck to him or her in the workplace. He truly goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide excellent counsel.
Margaret Harris, Wrongful termination Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Bob knows the law and is deeply committed to securing the best results for his clients. I've been impressed by his work product and his work ethic both. He cares deeply about his clients, and simply does not give up. His representation of individuals is an inspiration.