Kevin M. Duddlesten

Senior Counsel

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Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, with Honors, 1994
  • University of Louisville, BA, summa cum laude, 1991
Admissions
  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Affiliations

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Kevin is a partner in the firm’s labor and employment department and is based in Dallas. He has represented employers in all areas of labor and employment law for over 19 years.

Kevin’s practice focuses largely on employment litigation and arbitration matters involving wage and hour disputes, enforcement and defense of violations of non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, and defense of employers of all sizes against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state law. He also brings to the firm many years of experience representing employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Texas Workforce Commission.

In addition, Kevin counsels clients in all aspects of human resources and employment law compliance and regularly conducts training and workplace investigations for his clients.

He has represented companies and officers and directors in multiple ERISA matters involving claims of denial of benefits as well as breach of fiduciary duties regarding investments in employer stock.

While Kevin is a partner in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office, he continues to maintain a presence and actively litigates matters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is actively licensed there and has broad experience in state and federal court practice in Massachusetts, as well as representation of employers before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

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Kevin Duddlestein
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T: +1 214 932 6419F: +1 214 273 74842000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

Representation of high frequency trading firm in non-compete and trade secrets dispute involving quantitative analysts counsel.

Trial counsel for large online university in successful jury trial defense of tort and employment-related claims brought by former employee.

Lead counsel for provider of same-day delivery solutions in numerous class/collective actions brought under various federal and state wage and hour in multiple jurisdiction

Lead counsel for companies of various sizes in lawsuits alleging race, age, national origin, disability, gender, and other unlawful discrimination.

Lead counsel in arbitration victory for employer prosecuting non-compete and trade secret claims against former employee.

Lead counsel for numerous entities of various sizes before the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Commission on Human Rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Representation of numerous persons and entities in lawsuits and disputes involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and other restrictive covenants.

Investigative counsel for numerous employers in formal discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints.

Lead counsel for numerous employers in labor arbitrations.

Representation of employers before National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practices charges.

Defense of employers in claims of various OSHA violations, including fatality cases.

Named to “Texas Super Lawyers,” Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017

Named to “Texas Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Published inTexas Monthly, 2006

Author, "The Realities of Workplace Violence," Executive legal Adviser, 2007
Author, "Avoiding Sales Pay Plan Lawsuits," Dealer’s Choice, 2006