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John Andrew Wenke

Employment and labor Attorney at El Paso, TX

4.9   40 reviews

also known as John A. Wenke


Licensed for 29 years

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    John A. Wenke represents employees in employment-related matters, with an emphasis on discrimination and wrongful termination claims. Mr. Wenke has extensive trial experience, including the largest single plaintiff employment law verdict in the nation in 2001 ($30.5 million).

    27 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    John A. Wenke represents employees in employment-related matters, with an emphasis on discrimination and wrongful termination claims. Mr. Wenke has extensive trial experience, including the largest single plaintiff employment law verdict in the nation in 2001 ($30.5 million).

    27 years

  3. Sexual harassment
    20%

    27 years

  4. Wrongful termination
    20%

    27 years

Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022
State NM
Status Active
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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John A Wenke Attorney At Law
501 East California Avenue
El Paso, TX, 79902

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Karen | September 28, 2022
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Attorney recommendation
Mr. Wenke was very knowledgeable about the laws related to my case and kept me updated on the case. He was very helpful in preparing me for the various steps in the case.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
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Professional, thorough, effective, excellent communicator.
Mr. John Andrew Wenke represented me in a severance package negotiation case. He was extremely thorough and professional. Great communicator, he kept me updated on the case during the entire process. Remarkably effective attorney, I am extremely content with what Mr. Wenke was able to accomplish and I keep referring him to all my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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You are in good hands
Mr. Wenke is phenomenal. He looks at every aspect of your case and includes you in every step of the litigation. I felt heard. He advocates for his clients and ensures you understand every aspect of your case and all options available to you. Mr. Wenke’s professionalism, knowledge, and steadfastness won my wrongful termination case. Mr. Wenke’s staff is very welcoming. You will be in good hands with Mr. Wenke
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Posted by Susan | March 24, 2022
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Above and Beyond
Mr. Wenke and staff treated me with the upmost respect , dignity and professionalism. My case was handled quickly and was to the point. Highly recommend!
Posted by EDWARD | November 3, 2021
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Excellent
Mr. Wenke and his staff were at all times very professional and very attentive while working on my case. Mr. Wenke and all his staff went above and beyond to arrive at a favorable conclusion for my case. I very highly recommend Mr. Wenke.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2021
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FMLA Leave and Age Discrimination Suit
My case involved FMLA and discrimination. I was layed off while on medical leave. If you are looking for an attorney with high morals, integrity, professionalism and expert knowledge in his field, then John Wenke is your man. Mr. Wenke was able to resolve my dispute with a favorable outcome. Starting with my initial phone call to his office, he and his staff were outstanding. I never worried or had to call Mr. Wenke for a status report as he was always on top of everything. He and his staff explained everything in full detail. In addition to all of his excellent qualities, Mr. Wenke is also a compassionate man, guide you and give you peace of mind. This enabled me to fully recover from my medical issues. I would highly recommend Mr. Wenke.
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Posted by Valeria | October 20, 2021
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Employment case
He did a really good and fast job to get what I needed taken care of. He was fast and responsive to all my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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Highly recommended
Mr. Wenke was very knowledgeable, and listen very closely to what I had to say. He represented me way above and beyond anything I ever expected.
Posted by Mario | May 3, 2021
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Exceptional & Professional
Mr. Wenke was professional, honest, and worked hard to get a promising outcome. His experience in Law is exceptional and incomparable. I would recommend him to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by Mike | February 24, 2021
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Awesome Attorney Who Cares
John is amazing. If you are in Texas and you need an employment attorney, I do not believe you will be able to do any better. In addition to understanding employment law he is very intelligent guy. The thing that I appreciate about him most is that he clearly cares which has sadly not been my experience when dealing with other attorneys. As far as employment attorneys go I will not be dealing with anyone else if I have a choice.
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Posted by Tim | February 19, 2021
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Thank You John
In the spring of 2017, I was facing some harassment and discrimination from my employer. I asked a friend of mine if she could recommend a good plaintiff’s attorney. Without hesitation she recommended John Wenke saying he was the best in El Paso if not the country. I made an appointment to consult with him and hired him immediately signing a retainer agreement on the spot! There is a tendency to see think of Plaintiff's lawyers like the "TV Lawyers" who are always "fighting for you." In most cases their tough guy braggadocio is over the top while it simultaneously struggles to keep pace with the attorney's ego. In my 30 years in HR I have had Plaintiff's lawyers who come across this way who then cut and run after discovery. But as I began working with John, I was pleased to discover that he is nothing like that. No ego; no braggadocio; no cutting and running; John just wins cases. Soft spoken with extremely focused and attentive blue eyes, John assembles and analyzes the facts very carefully, taking abbreviated but careful notes on his legal pad as he begins to frame your case in his mind. I remember he would ask me questions that I thought were totally out of left field and I would think: “What the ….?” But as I learned, they were not. Instead, as I would listen and watch him connect the dots, they were indicative of his vast intellect and legal acuity at work. It was a little tricky at first, but I learned to listen carefully, follow his lead and to trust him. Like the landlord in Godfather II who evicts Senora Corleone's friend because of her dog, many HR people, organization leaders and their attorneys underestimate John's considerable ability the same way the Landlord failed to take account of Don Corleone. Of course, John is not the head of a crime family but if you go to his web site and look at the cases he's won or settled to his client's benefit, it tends to put the analogy to the proof. Consider: a $30M jury verdict for Worker's Comp retaliation; an age discrimination jury verdict of over $10M; breach of employment arbitration award of $268K and the list goes on and on. And not only that but the awards and recognition he's received as a lawyer are extraordinary and speak to his remarkable ability. As the Sultan of Morocco said of General Patton: "Les Lions dans leurs tanieres tremblent en la voyant approcher!" The same can be said of any defense employer law firm facing John. If you have been wronged by an employer the way I was, you will get justice if John represents you. I certainly did. I would and do highly recommend him and am pleased to give him the highest rating available on this site. Tim
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Posted by Rose | January 24, 2021
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Recommendation for Mr. Wenke
Mr. Wenke and his staff were wonderful to work with. He listened to my concerns regarding my case, answered all my questions, and kept me informed as the case progressed. I felt he had my best interest at heart. He understood that I simply wanted a settlement that was fair and didn't push for an unnecessary trial. I was happy with the settlement he reached on my behalf.
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Posted by Ercilia | November 10, 2020
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Severance pay
First contact with Mr. Wenke was via zoom. He was extremely nice. He listened to my case and asked all the right questions. I was able to contact him via phone or email and received a quick response. He fought for me and got me a good severance package. I would highly recommend John to anyone that needs assistance with employment issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
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Excellent Service
Mr. Wenke came highly recommended and was hired due to his experience, thoroughness, and tenacity to seek fair treatment and compensation for myself. As a client of Mr. Wenke, I am extremely satisfied with his customer and results orientation of my case and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Vanessa | October 12, 2020
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Advertising Account Executive
Mr. Wenke is the only attorney I reccomend for thorough, dedicated, and effective legal counsel. Passionate about his work, Mr. Wenke exhibits unparalleled compassion for his clients and cases he handles. His superb experience and knowledge of the law allows for creative and agile arguments on your behalf. The level of confidence and assurance felt while having Mr. Wenke as my legal counsel was by far the best; he was always prepared, organized, made sure that I was not treated unfairly by the other party.
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Posted by E | October 8, 2020
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Legal
We hired Mr Wenke on a very traumatizing case. Mr Wenke went above and beyond to get our case resolved. Throughout the entire process, Mr Wenke remained very professional and his staff was very easy to work with! I highly recommend Mr Wenke as he will take your case into consideration and explore all your options. He will work tirelessly on your case and will work hard to get you the justice that you deserve !
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Posted by Lucia | September 24, 2020
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Human Resources Manager
As a Human Resources professional I have a clear understanding of my Civil Rights. I came in contact with John Wenke after I was terminated from local auto insurance carrier. I had been employed for 4 yrs., in my opinion I am an overall good employee. After suffering the loss of my job, which I was devastated due to the circumstances that led to my termination, I called Mr. Wenke's for advice. He was able to see me the next day or so. Not knowing what to expect, I explained the circumstances and Mr. Wenke advised me on the wrongful termination, which was retaliatory for testifying in a deposition in a lawsuit against my former employer. Mr. Wenke is very knowledgeable, I had no clue he is that good of an attorney. A former HR Director referred me to him, she told me, "I've seen him in action, and he is really sharp". I am glad I listened to her. She was a great mentor when I worked for her and she couldn't have referred me to a better employment law attorney. It was after I signed the agreement, that I Googled him. I was impressed and I knew I had made the right choice. John and his staff kept me in the loop from the beginning. Explaining what was the next step and what to expect.
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Posted by Tom | July 5, 2020
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Employment/Discrimination Case Client
My whole experience with Mr. Wenke and the people in his law firm was a very positive one from beginning to the final resolution of my case. Upon the conclusion of my initial phone call to his office, and having talked to his paralegal, I had very good feelings that I had made the right choice. Those feelings were bolstered after I had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Wenke, and discuss the details of my case. For any client, dealing with a legal matter can be a potentially stressful experience. However, Mr. Wenke's calm demeanor, caring attitude and professionalism made the whole process flow smoothly, despite some of the twists and turns that the case took. Through it all, I knew that I was in very good hands, and never once waivered in that feeling. He and his staff kept me very well informed on every aspect throughout the course of the lawsuit I'm not sure that I could come up with enough superlatives to describe my delight with Mr. Wenke and his staff. To use an overworked descriptor, he's awesome. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needed help with an employment/discrimination issue.
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Posted by Marcella | June 30, 2020
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Fortunate to have been referred to Mr. Wenke
Mr. Wenke was very understanding and made me feel very comfortable even though I was going through a difficult time. He is a true professional and extremely courteous. I was always very pleased for hear from him with updates and to discuss next steps.
Posted by Pino | January 22, 2020
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Athletic Director
I hired Mr. John Wenke, because the school district that I worked for nonrenewed my contract for disability not protected by law. After I explained my case and he went over my documentation's, Mr. Wenke excepted my case and filed a complaint against my employer with EEOC (American Disability Act) on my behalf. John filed a lawsuit against the school district and deposition the school superintendent and high school principal. After the deposition the school lawyer decided to settle my case instead of taking it to trial. John did a great job negotiating the amount of the settlement. Me and my family are very please with the end result and especially with Mr. John Andrew Wenke representation! Mr. Wenke is very professional and one of the greatest if not the greatest employment lawyers in West Texas... I highly recommend him
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Borrego et al. v. Cemex Construction Materials
  • $3.2 million verdict for Plaintiffs
  • McClaren v. Morrison Mgmt
  • Verdict 10,400,000
  • Steve Jones v. The Toro Company
  • $30,475,000

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pro bono committee, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Section
  • Co-Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Central & West Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer - Employment Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wenke is well-recognized for his excellence in employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Wenke is a leader in the labor and employment industry. He provides insight and solid advice to clients and colleagues!"
Employment and labor

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El Paso Employment and labor Lawyer John Andrew Wenke
John Andrew Wenke
Employment and labor Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 29 years