W. Gary Fowler
BiographyW. Gary Fowler's practice includes both counseling and defending clients in labor and employment matters. He is Chair of the Dallas Labor and Employment Section for Jackson Walker.
Mr. Fowler tries cases and defends employers in federal and state courts and before all labor administrative tribunals. He is an expert in employment contracts, noncompetition covenants, workplace situations, preventative employment issues, protection of employer interests, disability and discrimination lawsuits. Mr. Fowler has represented employers in nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and has defended employers in discrimination, covenant not to compete, and employment contract cases. He also has defended employers before the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mr. Fowler is recognized for his experience in the Americans with Disabilities Act and for his knowledge of covenants not to compete, which are particularly complex under Texas law. He is a frequent speaker on non-competition issues and employment law. He advises clients in specific difficult workplace situations, provides preventative services in employee handbooks, documentation, and in-house seminars, and prepares and analyzes employment contracts and related documents to protect his client's interests.
He served as Adjunct Professor in teaching Disability Discrimination Law, at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in 1996 and 1997.
Mr. Fowler is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been so certified since 1994.
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Mr. Fowler is a member of the Labor and Employment Council of the Dallas Bar Association and served as an officer from 2006-08 and as its Chair in 2009. He is a board member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and served as its President in 2008-09 and its Chair from 2009-11.
Mr. Fowler was named a "Super Lawyer" (2003-2012) by Thomson Reuters. He is also listed in the 2006-2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America under Labor and Employment Law. He was named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in D Magazine on several occasions and most recently in 2013.
Speeches / Publications
Mr. Fowler is a frequent author and speaker. His articles and presentations include the following:
REPRESENTATIVE APPELLATE AND PUBLISHED DISTRICT COURT CASES
Links to Publications
B.A., summa cum laude, Texas Christian University
J.D., Yale University Law School
Mr. Fowler served as briefing attorney to Hon. Sam D. Johnson, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is the 1979 Harry S. Truman Scholar for the State of Texas.