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Robert Joseph Gaudet JR

Employment and labor Attorney at El Paso, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 8 years
    Washington - WA 20 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    I have worked on numerous class actions under many different substantive laws (including RICO, consumer protection statutes of all 50 states, common law fraud, antitrust law, contract law, employment discrimination, civil rights, etc.) in different parts of the United States.

    20 years, 25 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    I represent investors in breach of contract actions to recover their losses.

    4 cases

  3. Employment and labor

  4. Civil rights

  5. Discrimination
    I have worked on class actions for racial discrimination (paying less to blacks, promoting less, and hiring less) and gender discrimination (hostile work environment for women) against employers.

    20 years, 4 cases

  6. Litigation
    I handle every part of litigation from start (drafting and filing a complaint) to finish (writing and filing an appeal), including complex litigation such as class actions in the United States or Europe.

    20 years, 20 cases

  7. Antitrust and trade law
    I represent objectors in a major antitrust class action and I am writing the appeals brief to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. I preserved objections to the unfair and inadequate settlement in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey.

    16 years, 2 cases

  8. International law
    I have worked on cases against the Republic of Argentina and I have worked with European lawyers to start new litigation in European national courts on the basis of European Union law.

    18 years, 8 cases

Robert J. Gaudet, Jr. was inspired by the civil rights movement to become a lawyer and work for social justice.  He studied theology at Oxford and discovered that the representation of plaintiffs who were injured by other people was consistent with his sense of moral purpose in the legal profession.


Mr. Gaudet is a plaintiff's civil rights, human rights, employment, wage and hour, and discrimination lawyer.  He has litigated major cases regarding consumer protection, RICO, Bivens Constitutional rights, breach of contract, fraud, and other cases across the United States, some of which were reported on The Today Show and in various newspapers and legal trade publications. He is licensed in Texas and Washington and works with lawyers in other jurisdictions, e.g., Virgina, California, and New York.  He also represents a leading micro-finance institution, Oikocredit, that manages nearly $1 billion in assets with loan transactions in the United States.


Mr. Gaudet served as co-chair and vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Human Rights Committee, is now a member; is currently a board member of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children; and is a member of Public Justice. He was chair of the Lawyers Tent City Task Force, providing free legal clinics for homeless residents of Seattle’s Tent Cities; a volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission legal clinics; Parliamentarian of the King County Democratic Central Committee; and chair of a Washington State Bar Association Civil Rights Committee investigation into racial discrimination in the Olympic Peninsula.


During law school, Mr. Gaudet worked as a summer associate at Ness Motley Loadholt Richardson & Poole PA; Baker Botts; Bear Stearns Risk Arbitrage Desk; Susman Godfrey; Roberts Sheridan Kotel; and Habitat for Humanity International’s Legal Department. Mr. Gaudet is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington.   


Prior to law school, Mr. Gaudet worked as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, by assisting prosecutions of police officers, e.g., Louisiana officers who killed a civilian woman who complained about excessive force to the Internal Affairs Division; compiling a database of hate crimes against Muslim mosques and institutions; and by assisting prosecutions for peonage and racial violence.  He interned for the Clinton White House Office of Public Liaison; the Democratic National Committee Office of Latino Affairs; and Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA).


During college, Mr. Gaudet worked as a Peace Monitor for the Wits/Vaal Regional Peace Secretariat around Johannesburg, South Africa to help ensure a smooth transition from apartheid to democracy under the auspices of the National Peace Accord.

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Posted by Aoife | August 3, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent experience dealing with Robert.
I undertook my master’s degree in law several years ago. Robert Gaudet, was initially my human rights lecturer and eventually my intern advisor. Throughout my entire education and working life, Robert is the person who sticks out in my mind. He instilled confidence in me and encouraged my ambition at every corner. I have rarely met a person, who I hold in such high regard. He is honest to a fault and unbelievably efficient. It was a pleasure to work under him and I would very confidently recommend him and his services to anyone who is in need of them, without any hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013
Thorough due diligence
Rob is very knowledgeable and thorough in conducting due diligence on corporate entities, as well as a committed and trustworthy advocate of his client.
Posted by Martin | November 21, 2011
Client review
I had the pleasure of working with Robert on a transnational employment contract on behalf of a Dutch client operating worldwide that wanted to hire an American CFO. Robert provided us with an excellent employment contract that was tailored to our specifications. He added useful clauses that we did not necessarily expect such as an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration clause and non-compete and confidentiality provisions. Robert was prompt, accessible, and easy to work with. I recommend him to any Dutch business seeking assistance with U.S. legal matters
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Llp
  • 2002 - 2007


  • Stockholm University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2008
  • Stanford Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2002
  • Oxford University
  • Post-graduate
  • 2000
  • Oxford University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Legal Cases

  • Estate of Petersen v. William Bitters et al.
  • Jury verdict for over $700,000
  • Barboni v. Republic of Argentina
  • pending
  • Teun van Riel Horse Supplements et al v. Juan Ayora et al.
  • Settlements and Default Judgments Against Defendants
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  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • WSBA International Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • American Bar Association SIL International Human Rights Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • American Bar Association SIL Human Rights Committee
  • Vice-chair
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2018
  • Lawyers Tent City Task Force
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Fulbright Grant to the European Union
  • U.S. Government
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Young Lawyers Division
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Young Lawyers Division
  • 2003
  • Half-Blue
  • Oxford University
  • 1999
  • Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Israel
  • 1996
  • Columbia College Human Rights Scholarship
  • Columbia University
  • 1993
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  • International Bar Association Negligences and Damages Section Newsletter
  • Untangling Cross-Border Traffic Accidents in the European Union and the United States
  • 2010
  • The International Lawyer
  • Public Procurement Year in Review: The Balkans
  • 2010
  • European Competition Law Review
  • Turning a Blind Eye: European Commission's Rejection of Opt-out Class Actions Overlooks Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch Experiences
  • 2009
  • The International Lawyer
  • Int'l Legal Developments in Review: 2008: Human rights
  • 2009
  • The Young Lawyer
  • Escape hatch to the globe
  • 2008
  • Global Gavel
  • Class Actions Roll Across Europe: Part II of II
  • 2008
  • WSTLA Trial News
  • Class Action Fairness Act: A Practical Guide for Washington Practitioners
  • 2005
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Progressive and proud
  • 2002
  • The Stanford Daily
  • The need for global justice
  • 2001
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Love, peace and boxing
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Russia Skype Presentation to Law Students at Udmurtia State University, Izhevsk, Russia
  • American Justice on a Massive Scale: Class Action Lawsuits
  • 2016
  • Lecture to Udmurt State University Law Students, Russia
  • American Law: Class Actions
  • 2011
  • Lecture to Udmurt State University Law Students, Russia
  • American Law: Civil Litigation
  • 2011
  • Lecture to Udmurt State University Law Students, Russia
  • American Law: Freedom of Speech
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law Conference
  • Gypsy Justice: Plight of Roma, Irish Travellers & Nomads
  • 2011
  • PEOPIL Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Access to Justice in Mass Torts
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Conference, Paris, France
  • International Criminal Courts: How Do We Measure Success?
  • 2010
  • Fulbright Awards Ceremony, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Class Actions in Europe
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Class action Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked together with Robert on a wage theft class action. Robert is a highly skilled Plaintiff's attorney with excellent knowledge of the class action litigation process. His legal writing is top caliber and communicates well with clients and co-counsel. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend Robert Gaudet as a plaintiffs' litigation attorney whose experience in products liability, class actions and civil RICO cases is outstanding. Robert is passionate about his clients and seeks to achieve justice for their cause against large corporations with vast resources."
Class action Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob's intelligence, perseverence, and talent for presenting legal argument make him an outstanding advocate."
Class action Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Gaudet is emerging as a leading class action lawyer. He is very creative and thorough, and is always pushing the boundaries of litigation. He is zealous in his advocacy for clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob Gaudet is among the finest attorneys a client could hope to have. He is a talented lawyer and a great person who is patient and professional. In addition to having creative ideas and being a passionate advocate for his clients, Rob is ethical and he is able to obtain excellent results. I highly endorse him."
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El Paso Employment and labor Lawyer Robert Joseph Gaudet JR
Robert Joseph Gaudet JR
Employment and labor Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 20 years