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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • Baylor University School of Law
      J.D., 2013, Order of the Barristers
    • The University of Miami
      B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • CLERKSHIP+
Andrea W. Paris Associate
Resident in the Fort Worth office
817-386-1162  direct

Andrea Paris primarily practices in the area of labor and employment law. As part of her practice, Andrea regularly represents and counsels employers and organizations in state and federal employment litigation.

She has experience handling claims of sexual harassment; discrimination; unpaid wage and hour issues; worker misclassification; wrongful discharge; retaliation; breach of contract; breach of non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements; misappropriation of trade secrets; and breach of fiduciary duties. Andrea has represented businesses and entities before the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal courts.

In addition to her litigation practice, Andrea counsels human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and clients in all aspects of employment law, including, hiring, retention, and termination of employees; reductions in force; internal investigations; pre-suit resolution of claims; on-the-job injuries and other workplace issues. Andrea also advises clients regarding the development, revision, and application of personnel policies and the protection of business interests through implementation and enforcement of non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.

Andrea regularly provides in-house training to clients, including their management, supervisory, and human resources personnel, regarding labor and employment issues. She has provided in-house training to educational entities and human resources associations regarding issues of sexual harassment, internal investigations, employee leaves of absence, disability discrimination, and employee background checks.

Experience

  • Successfully defended president and his company in a $3.5 million breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract lawsuit - AZZ Inc. v. Morgan, 462 S.W.3d 284 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, n.w.h.).
  • Successfully defended a non-subscriber in a $400,000 workplace injury lawsuit - Santos Acevedo v. Lasko Products, Inc., Cause No. 017-277123-15, 17th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, Texas.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate Member

Recognition

  • Top Attorney in Labor and Employment, 360 West Magazine (2020)
  • Top Attorneys, Fort Worth Magazine (2013-2019)

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
    J.D., 2013, Order of the Barristers
  • The University of Miami
    B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Successfully defended president and his company in a $3.5 million breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract lawsuit - AZZ Inc. v. Morgan, 462 S.W.3d 284 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, n.w.h.).
  • Successfully defended a non-subscriber in a $400,000 workplace injury lawsuit - Santos Acevedo v. Lasko Products, Inc., Cause No. 017-277123-15, 17th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, Texas.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate Member
  • Top Attorney in Labor and Employment, 360 West Magazine (2020)
  • Top Attorneys, Fort Worth Magazine (2013-2019)