Danielle E. Needham
Danielle E. Needham's practice primarily consists of counseling clients and representing employers in a wide variety of state and federal labor and employment law matters, including disputes and claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the anti-retaliation provisions of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, ERISA and other state and federal labor and employment statutes.
Ms. Needham has experience in advising employers and businesses on various employment issues, such as hiring and disciplining employees, compensation, employee benefit plans, insurance benefits disputes, management training, employment handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, reductions in force, covenants not-to-compete and the protection of confidential and proprietary information. Ms. Needham's experience also includes labor arbitration, collective bargaining issues and defense of unfair labor practice charges. Ms. Needham has also represented clients in commercial litigation and has handled a variety of civil appellate matters in state appellate court.
Ms. Needham is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Labor and Employment and Appellate sections of the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Bench Bar Committee for the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Eldon Mahon Inn of Court, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's Vision Fort Worth and the Texas Tech Alumni Association/DFW Chapter.
Ms. Needham has served on the Board of Directors for Campfire USA First Texas Council since 2007. In 2008, Ms. Needham was selected as a member of Campfire USA First Texas Council's Executive Committee and served as Chair of the Support Services Task Force for several years. Ms. Needham also serves on the Texas Association of Business/Tarrant County Chapter Board of Directors as Secretary/Hospitality Chair and is a participant in the Executive Lock-Up for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Ms. Needham has been named one of Tarrant County's "Top Attorneys" by Fort Worth, Texas magazine numerous times. She has also been named a "Rising Star" (2008, 2010-2011) by Thomson Reuters. In 2008, Ms. Needham was the recipient of the Board Chairman's Award from Campfire USA First Texas Council in recognition of her service to the organization and its chairman. In 2010, Ms. Needham was named one of Fort Worth Business Press's "40 Under 40."
Speeches / Publications
Ms. Needham is a frequent author and speaker. Her articles and presentations include the following:
Links to Publications
B.A., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University
J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
After graduating from Texas Tech University School of Law, and prior to joining Jackson Walker, Ms. Needham served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Sue Walker at the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas.