Lori M. Carr

Lori M. Carr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
 | 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-599-4000
Fax: 214-599-4099
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%)
Attorney Profile

Lori Carr has more than 20 years of experience in Labor & Employment Law, defending business clients in employment matters including discrimination, harassment, family leave, wrongful termination, FLSA, non-competition agreements, affirmative action, OSHA, and ERISA preemption. She has first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and before government agencies. Carr is a frequent lecturer on employment policies, management training, and compliance with state and federal employment laws. In addition to state and federal courts, she represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, and Texas Workforce Commission.

Carr is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and she is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. Before co-founding Taber Estes Thorne & Carr, she ran The Carr Law Firm and, before that, was a partner in the Labor & Employment Section at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Carr also was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Eldon B. Mahon, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Carr’s Labor & Employment expertise includes: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on sex, national origin, religion, color, and race); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (age discrimination); The Americans with Disabilities Act (disability accommodation and discrimination); The Family and Medical Leave Act; The Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage and overtime issues); ERISA Litigation (benefit claims, interference with protected rights, violation of statutory and common law duties); The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); Executive Order 11246 (planning and audit defense); Sarbanes-Oxley Act (whistleblower protection); Workers Compensation Retaliation; Unemployment Benefits; Employment Contracts; Covenants Not to Compete and other restrictive covenants; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Employment Policies and Procedures; Whistleblower actions, including "Sabine Pilot" actions; Pregnancy Discrimination; Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; Article 21 of the Texas Labor Code.

Counseling and Training
A significant portion of Carr's practice consists of counseling employers on various employment issues, such as: Employee discipline; Sexual harassment investigations; Termination decisions; Ethics point investigations; Employee theft investigations; Policies and procedures; Workplace violence; Family leave eligibility; Accommodation of disabilities; Proper classification of employees; Employment contracts; Payment of wages.

She also conducts formal training, including the following: Training managers and supervisors in how to recognize and deal with employment law issues; Sexual harassment education for managers and employees; Best practices in employment policies and procedures, including hiring, discipline and firing; ADA compliance and coordination with workers compensation and family leave laws.

About Lori Carr

Admitted: 1988, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.estesthornecarr.com/attorney_bio.cfm?bioid=4

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law, 2012-2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized, Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, as published in D Magazine, 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2006-2008, 2014-2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1995-present).

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Memberships: State Bar of Texas – Labor & Employment Section; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Member, College of the State Bar of Texas; Member, Dallas Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section.

Representative Clients:

  • AT&T; B&E Industries; CBS Corporation; Communication Solutions; D.R. Horton; Easton-Bell Sports; Heritage Capital Corporation; Lawler Foods, Ltd.; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. 

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Baylor University Law School (1988); B.B.A. in Accounting, Baylor University (1985).  
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Office Location for Lori M. Carr

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75219

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Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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