Brent Hockaday represents businesses of all sizes in all areas of labor and employment and complex commercial litigation.
Brent is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in labor and employment law. Brent defends employers in federal and state court, as well as arbitration and in matters before administrative agencies. Brent’s labor and employment experience includes defending employers against litigation—including trying cases to verdict—involving claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Texas Labor Code, and other state-based employment-related torts, wage and hour laws, and anti-discrimination statutes. Brent also defends employers against collective action lawsuits arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and class action lawsuits arising under state wage and hour statutes. In addition, Brent enforces and defends against the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including disputes involving the protection of trade secrets. Brent also defends personal injury and benefit claims on behalf of employers who are nonsubscribers to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Brent also counsels employers on litigation avoidance strategies by assisting them with establishing, drafting, and enforcing workplace policies and procedures, as well as navigating the complexities of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
In his commercial litigation practice, Brent litigates complex business disputes at the state and federal level, representing companies of all sizes in disputes arising under various contract and tort claims. Like his employment practice, Brent represents businesses of all sizes and all phases of litigation.