Employment / Work Injury Attorneys
Board Certified Employment Lawyer practicing in Texas and New Mexico for over 35 years.
No Recovery, No Fee! Protect your legal rights. If you have an employment / discrimination problem don't just see any employment lawyer, see a Texas Board Cerfitified Employment Lawyer.
Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means Roger Davie has substantial, relevant experience in Employment law as well as has demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or injured on the job you deserve to have a lawyer who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization representing you in your claim. There are over 91,000 lawyers in Texas yet only 653 are Board Certified in Employment Law by the State Bar. You deserve a Board Certified Employment Lawyer like Mr. Davie for your wrongful termination claim or work injury claim. The odds are high that if you file a claim for wrongful termination or work injury or death, the lawyer defending the Employer will be Board Certified. You should have a lawyer on your side who is Board Certified as well.
We only take cases on a contingency so there is never a charge unless we receive a recovery for you.
Licensed since 2004
John P. Valdez
Attorney at Law representing employees in work injury and wrongful termination cases.
Mr. Valdez is a native of El Paso, Texas. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico. He represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated and/or suffer severe work injuries. These include claims for wrongful termination/discrimination because of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, and work injuries.
Texas' board certified work injury, wrongful termination, and employment lawyer
Why Board Certified Attorney?
A Distinguished Few
There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified.
Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years experience in the specialty area.
Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvment in the specialty area which is peeriodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.
Mark of Excellence
Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.
Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
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Few Texas attorneys have answered the challenge laid down 36 years ago by the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas to “…serve the public interest and advance the standards of the legal profession.”
Roger Davie is one of the few Board Certified Employment Lawyers representing Wrongful Termination, Workers’ Compensation, Work related injury cases and Employment Law for Employees in the El Paso area.
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The skilled attorneys at Davie & Valdez P.C., with branches in El Paso, TX, and Santa Fe, NM, are well-versed in aiding workers who’ve been hurt on the job. The labyrinth of workers’ compensation claims can be tough to navigate, but our lawyers streamline this process, ensuring every form is filled accurately and filed within the necessary deadlines. They stand as intermediaries between you and your employer or their insurance firm, working to eliminate any stress you might encounter. Their goal is to secure the benefits you’re entitled to, such as coverage for medical expenses, compensation for lost earnings, and more. If disagreements surface, or if your claim is unfairly rejected, our lawyers can take your case to court, developing a solid legal argument to champion your cause.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance system intended to protect employees who’ve suffered injuries or illnesses due to their job. This system kicks in when a worker sustains an injury while carrying out their duties or contracts an occupational disease. The coverage typically includes all necessary medical treatments related to the injury or illness, from hospital stays to prescription costs. It also compensates for wages lost during recovery. In the regrettable event of an employee’s death resulting from a work-related incident, the system provides death benefits to the deceased’s dependents.
At Davie & Valdez P.C., based in both El Paso, TX, and Santa Fe, NM, our employment lawyers are equipped to handle a broad spectrum of issues relating to employment. They frequently represent clients dealing with unjust treatment at work, such as discrimination based on protected characteristics. They also address instances of workplace harassment, advocating for a work environment free of disrespect and harm. They can provide crucial legal assistance when employees are wrongfully dismissed for unlawful or prejudiced reasons. Additionally, they can handle disputes relating to wages and working hours, ensuring you’re compensated fairly for your hard work. They can also aid during significant employment transitions, like negotiating severance packages. If required, they can file lawsuits on your behalf and represent you in court proceedings.
Recognizing wrongful termination can be a challenging task due to the complex nature of employment law. Generally, if you’re let go from your job for reasons that violate the law or an employment contract, it may be a case of wrongful termination. Examples include dismissal due to your race, gender, religion, age, or other protected attributes. Termination in retaliation for lawful actions, such as filing a complaint about workplace conditions or reporting illegal activities, also falls into this category. If you’ve been fired for exercising a legal right, like taking family or medical leave, that’s wrongful termination too. If you suspect wrongful termination, it’s critical to speak with a Davie & Valdez P.C. employment attorney who can evaluate your case.
Workplace retaliation is when employers take punitive measures against employees who have reported illegal, unethical, or unsafe practices at work. This may come in various forms, including termination, demotion, or withholding of promotion. Other subtler forms of retaliation could involve isolating the employee, assigning them less desirable duties, or creating an antagonistic work environment. If you believe you’ve experienced workplace retaliation after asserting your rights—such as reporting discrimination, filing a workers’ compensation claim, or whistleblowing—it’s recommended to consult with a Davie & Valdez P.C. employment attorney. They can review your case and explore potential legal recourse.