Emily Stout is an employment law specialist who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She litigates all aspects of employment, labor, business, and commercial cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, appellate courts, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, and DOL, on behalf of corporate and individual clients.
She advises clients on employment policies, practices, training, and employee benefits. Ms. Stout conducts investigations of employee complaints on behalf of employers and drafts, reviews and negotiates employment, settlement, severance, and business contracts.
Ms. Stout litigates employment law cases, including non-compete disputes, breach of contract cases, wage and hour claims, ERISA and disability, age and Title VII discrimination/retaliation matters on behalf of both employers and employees. She has significant experience with the expedited process necessitated by many non-compete matters. She frequently represents executives in employment contract negotiations and in obtaining disability leave benefits.
Ms. Stout is also a mediator in employment and business cases.
Advises employers regarding disability accommodations, employment policies, wage and hour issues, training, benefits, and other personnel issues. She drafts and updates employee handbooks and employment-related contracts.
Represents employers in investigatory proceedings before the EEOC and the DOL. Ms. Stout represents employers and employees in mediations and negotiations.
Drafts appellate briefs and represents clients at the appellate level.
Certified mediator and offers her services as a mediator in employment and business issues.
Selected to the annual Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters in 2012 and to the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Texas Monthly magazine.
In September 2018, she was part of a trial team that obtained a seven-figure jury verdict for breach of contract for failure to provide retirement benefits to a church’s former Executive Pastor and Executive Assistant.
In May 2013, she was part of the trial team that obtained a seven-figure arbitration award for a bank executive in a breach of contract matter.
More About Emily
Southern Methodist University, M.A., Dispute Resolution, expected May 2019
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1997 Duke University, B.A., 1994
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Awards & Recognition
Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super Lawyer as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business in Texas Monthly (2013 - 2020)
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Texas