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Russell D. Cawyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-878-3562
Fax: 817-878-9762
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2009
Licensed in Texas Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer
Attorney Profile

Russell D. Cawyer is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Mr. Cawyer’s practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment-related legal matters, including litigation in federal and state courts; administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor, the Texas Workforce Commission - Civil Rights Division, the National Labor Relations Board (including defending both charges of unfair labor practices and representation election proceedings); and proceedings before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other state fair employment practices agencies.

About Russell D. Cawyer

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2009-2020, Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2021, Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers in America®
  • Top Attorney in Labor & Employment Law and Worker's Compensation, 360 West magazine, 2017-2020, Top Attorney in Labor & Employment Law and Worker's Compensation, 360 West magazine
  • Selected as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine in Labor and Employment Law, 2004-2019, Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine
  • Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Rated", Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Rated", Martindale-Hubbell
  • Honored as one of Fort Worth's "40 Under 40" by the Fort Worth Business Press, 40 Under 40, Fort Worth Business Press
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Texas Labor and Employment Law by Thomson Reuters, 2005-2009, Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star , Thomson Reuters

Educational Background

  • University of North Texas, B.S., cum laude, 1992

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association
  • Women's Center Tarrant County, Inc., Board
  • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Secretary, 2010 - present

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization --Labor and Employment Law


  • McIver v. American Eagle Airlines, Inc., 4:08-CV-740-A, In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (January 19, 2010) (lead trial attorney obtaining a defense verdict in the jury trial of an age discrimination claim filed by former employee), 2010
  • Franco v. Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc., 2008 WL 4217848 (C.D. Cal, Sept. 11, 2008) (opinion granting summary judgment in breach of contract and disability discrimination case applying California State law) , 2008
  • Rodriguez v. American Eagle Airlines, Inc., Cause No. 2008-541,950, 99th Judicial District Court, Lubbock, County, Texas (July 2, 2009) (Lead trial attorney obtaining defense verdict in jury trial of age, sex and race discrimination and retaliation claims filed by former employee), 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Industry Groups

  • Airline
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation
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Office Location for Russell D. Cawyer

201 Main Street
Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

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