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Kalandra N. Wheeler - Houston, TX

1651 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77006

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Updated: 01/31/2024

Houston Employment Law (Plaintiffs) Lawyer

Overview

Kalandra N. Wheeler is a trial lawyer with the Houston office of Wiley Wheeler, P.C. Ms. Wheeler is Board Certified in the area of labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certification obtained by less than 10% of attorneys in the state Texas.

Ms. Wheeler has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in difficult situations. Ms. Wheeler understands that it is challenging and stressful for individuals to deal with legal issues...

Kalandra N. Wheeler is a trial lawyer with the Houston office of Wiley Wheeler, P.C. Ms. Wheeler is Board Certified in the area of labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certification obtained by less than 10% of attorneys in the state Texas.

Ms. Wheeler has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in difficult situations. Ms. Wheeler understands that it is challenging and stressful for individuals to deal with legal issues. Accordingly, Ms. Wheeler has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice and works diligently to protect the rights and interests of her clients.

In 2014, Ms. Wheeler joined the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C. before moving to Houston in 2016 to its office there, now Wiley Wheeler, P.C.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Wheeler has represented employees in various disputes and negotiations with employers. She has negotiated terms and conditions of employment to resolve internal disputes between her clients and their employers. She has negotiated severance agreements for employees departing their jobs. Ms. Wheeler has represented employees in all manner of legal claims, including but not limited to those falling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (e.g., race, national origin, gender, and religious discrimination claims), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ms. Wheeler's representation of employees also includes wage and hour disputes until the Fair Labor Standards Act when employers fail to pay proper wages or overtime and disputes arising from medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ms. Wheeler's representation includes attempting to negotiate resolutions of these claims, as well as representation of employees in pursuing their claims through administrative agencies or courts in litigation.

Prior to entering her practice as a plaintiffs' employment lawyer, Ms. Wheeler worked as a criminal defense lawyer. Through hard work and aggressive defense strategies, Ms. Wheeler was successful in helping many clients avoid criminal convictions, obtain reduced charges, and avoid jail time and/or prison sentences. Additionally, Ms. Wheeler represented clients in administrative proceedings where her attention to details resulted in countless favorable rulings. As a result of her experiences practicing before the administrative law judges of the State Office of Administrative Hearings, Ms. Wheeler had the opportunity to educate other attorneys on winning strategies by presenting to the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. This dedication to protecting the rights of individuals is what she brought with her to her practice in employment law.

Ms. Wheeler believes that successful representation of clients comes with continuing her legal education, but understands that her responsibilities require more than legal knowledge. Over the years, Ms. Wheeler has had the opportunity to counsel many clients. Ms. Wheeler knows that a listening ear and an honest assessment of each client’s case in terms relative to their needs is necessary for clients to understand their options and make informed decision with their best interests in mind. Even in instances where the law may fail to protect an employee, she hopes that people walk away from any meeting with her armed with more knowledge than they had coming in.

Over the years, Ms. Wheeler has been recognized by her peers and the legal community. She was voted by her peers to Fort Worth Magazine’s 2013 Top Attorney list. Then, each year from 2017 through 2019, she was named a Rising Star on Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers list in the area of labor and employment law. Now, each year since 2020, she has been named on its Super Lawyers list.

Ms. Wheeler received her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas. While attending law school, Ms. Wheeler maintained a place on the Dean’s List. Ms. Wheeler was a member of Arkansas’ 2005 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, which won the mid-west regional championship and finished as semi-finalist in the national competition. Ms. Wheeler was also a member of W. B. Putman American Inns of Court and was nominated for the Jessup Moot Court Team. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Wheeler obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. She also obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Tyler Junior College, where she was also a member of the Apache Belles.

About Kalandra N. Wheeler

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law (Plaintiffs) 100%

Litigation

  • 50%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Trial Attorney

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2018

Specialties and Certifications

  • Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association – Houston
  • Texas Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Education

  • University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2005
    J.D.
  • Unversity of Houston, Houston, Texas
    B.S.
    Major: Political Science
  • Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas, May, 1999
    A.A.

Past Positions

  • The Coffey Firm, Attorney, 2005 - 2014

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Kalandra N. Wheeler

Included on the 2024 Texas list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kalandra N. Wheeler on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 2013 Top Attorney - Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2018 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

1651 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77006

Fax

  • (713) 337-1334 (Fax)

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Publication

Representative Cases

  • Alvarez v. Ryan D. McCarthy, in His Official Capacity as Secretary of the Department of the Army, Civ. A. No. 6-16-CV-00172-ADA (Western District of Texas 2020)
  • Johnson v. Southwest Research Institute, Civil Case No. 5:15-297 (Western District of Texas 2019)
  • Thompson et al. v. International Paper Company, et al., Civ. A. No. 3:15-CV-0758-B, 2017 WL 4758883, 2017 WL 6383175 (Northern District of Texas 2017)
  • Gonzalez v. Christine Wormuth,Secretary, Department of the Army,, Civ. A. No. 2:19-CV-222 (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division 2022)

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