John Valdez

John Valdez

John Paul Valdez


I am licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico. My practive focuses on representing workers who have suffered severe work injuries.

Practice Areas

  • Serious Work Injury
  • Employment Law/Wrongful Termination


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2004
  • University of Texas at El Paso Law School Preparation Institute
  • University of Texas at El Paso
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – 2001
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2007
  • Texas, 2004


  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015, 2016, 2017 – No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Texas are named to Rising Stars list
  • Texas Super Lawyers honoree for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


  • English
  • Spanish

John P. Valdez Biography

John P. Valdez is a well-respected El Paso labor and employment attorney. He was named Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in the years 2015, 2016, and 2017. Being honored by this organization is a mark of excellence, denoting newer attorneys with exceptional skill and talent in their field of law. Only about 2.5% of Texas attorneys hold this elite honor. John was also named as a Texas Super Lawyers honoree in the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, further supporting the organization’s belief in his abilities and promise.

John is licensed to practice in Texas and New Mexico. He was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2004 and the New Mexico Bar Association in 2007. He was further admitted to the Bar Associations of the U.S. District Court Western District of Texas in 2010 and the U.S. District Court District of New Mexico in 2007. He is passionate about representing the rights and interests of injured workers in the Lone Star State, with hundreds of satisfied clients whose legal rights were protected by John and his legal team.  

Mr. Valdez began his career focusing on labor and employment law, eventually beginning his own boutique law firm, Davie & Valdez, P.C., with Roger C. Davie, also an employment law litigator. The firm offers translation services, as well as legal consultations in Spanish. It also offers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Translation and ADA-accessible client service. John himself is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Mr. Valdez and Mr. Davie represent injured employees or those who have had their rights violated in the workplace. They defend people in protected classes from discrimination based on their race, sex, religion, national origin, color, age, disability, or pregnancy. Davie & Valdez protects people who have been sexually harassed in the workplace or wrongfully terminated. The firm also advocates for people who have been injured due to another party’s negligence, helping them seek justice and demand compensation through personal injury litigation.

John knows that dealing with wrongful termination or retaliation in the workplace is stressful for families who are simply trying to work hard and get by. He offers compassionate guidance and fights to help these workers to get the back pay and other benefits they deserve.

Mr. Valdez is Board Certified in Employment and Labor Law, which was issued by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization in Jun 2017. Board Certification is a mark of excellence, denoting attorneys who have extensive relevant expertise in a particular field of law. Only about 10% of New Mexico attorneys hold this elite honor. It indicates John’s dedication and public commitment to the field of labor and employment law.

When John isn’t working hard defending clients in court, he may be found drafting thought leadership pieces such as Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Lawyer Should Know and Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey. He also participates in speaking engagements at the El Paso County Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association.


Have you been Wrongfully Terminated or Discriminated? Do you want to discuss Employment Law, a Work Injury, or a Workers Compensation issue? Contact us now!​

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    Client Review

    “Words can’t express enough how grateful and extremely happy I am to have had Mr Roger Davie represent the most tragic experience in my life. Not only is he and his case manager Deborah Morales professional, but they are also a hard working determined team, who sincerely care! I am truly thankful!!”
    Angela Serna
    Client Review

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