Joseph H. Gillespie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Gillespie Sanford LLP
 | 4925 Greenville Ave., Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-800-5114
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Gillespie Sanford LLP, Joseph H. Gillespie is committed to representing people in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law cases that involve the following: trials, litigation, overtime pay violations, individuals, unions, class-action groups, wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, grievance proceedings, fraud and breach of contract.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Gillespie went on to earn a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 2002.

With a certification in labor and employment law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Gillespie regularly fights on behalf of clients to secure the best possible outcome, believing that employees have rights that should be pursued to the fullest extent. For his efforts in the courtroom, Mr. Gillespie has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating; and he has been named in SuperLawyers.com as a Rising Star seven times and as a SuperLawyer four times.

Mr. Gillespie is a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, and holds memberships with the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, The William 'Mac' Taylor American Inn of Court, the Texas Employment Lawyers Association, the Dallas-Fort Worth Employment Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Gillespie has also served on the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section as the Chairperson in 2014, vice-chair 2013, secretary in 2012, and treasurer in 2011 .

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

of the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (80%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2007 - 2013

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About Joseph Gillespie

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.gillespiesanford.com/joe-gillespie.html

Honors and Awards:

  • “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly and Superlawyers.com in , 2013
  • “Rising Star” in Texas Monthly and Superlawyers.com, in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • AV rated by his peers on Martindale.com

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Texas Specialization - Labor and Employment Law, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair of Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section, 2014
  • Vice Chair of Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section, 2013
  • Secretary of the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, 2012
  • Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, 2011
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: December, 2010
  • Council member of the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, 2010
  • United States Supreme Court: April, 2009
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: December, 2003
  • Eastern District of Texas: September, 2003
  • Western District of Texas: January, 2003
  • Southern District of Texas: January, 2003
  • Northern District of Texas: November, 2002
  • Texas State Bar: November, 2002
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas-Fort Worth National Employment Lawyers Association (DFW-NELA)
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • State Bar of Texas

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1999)
Office Location for Joseph H. Gillespie

4925 Greenville Ave.
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-800-5114

 

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Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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