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San Antonio Labor Law Lawyer
Lawrence has successfully represented individuals and companies in complex employment law and business litigation matters involving non-compete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, fraud, unfair competition, hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation, unpaid minimum wages and overtime, breach of contract, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
In addition to his experience in the courtroom, Lawrence also counsels individuals and companies concerning issues involving employment and business matters. For example, Lawrence has substantial experience representing companies when their wage and hour practices are audited by the Department of Labor, and reviewing and negotiating severance agreements for employees. Moreover, Lawrence counsels employers involving policies and complex employment decisions.
Prior to attending law school, Lawrence was a financial analyst for Kimberly-Clark. He graduated at the top of his Baylor Law School class, and was an award-winning member of Baylor's Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams. Lawrence also served as an Executive Editor of The Baylor Law Review. After law school, Lawrence served as a law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
After completing his judicial clerkship, Lawrence practiced in the Labor and Employment Section of the international law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP for six years in San Antonio, Texas.
Lawrence is a frequent author on employment law and litigation topics, and has been published in The Texas Bar Journal, The Advocate, The San Antonio Lawyer, and The Essentials of E-Discovery. Lawrence has also served on numerous boards and committees, including with the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Human Resources Management Association, and the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association. Lawrence also served as a Grievance Panel Chair for the State Bar of Texas.
Lawrence also frequently lectures on employment law and litigation topics, and has served on the teaching faculty of continuing legal education seminars presented by the American Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Texas, including programs on Advanced Civil Trial Law, Advanced Evidence and Discovery, Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law, Employment Law, Wage and Hour Law, Advanced Personal Injury Law, and Electronic Discovery.
About Lawrence Morales II
Current Employment Position(s)
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- Business Litigation
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Twigland Fashions, Ltd. v. Miller, Sexual Harassment Jury Verdict (Tex. App. Austin, no pet. )
- Patek v. Alfaro (In re Primera Energy, LLC), awarding $7.9 million to defrauded investors (Banr. W.D. Tex. 2017)
- Anderson v. Valdez ,(5th Cir. 2016)
- Patek v. Alfaro (In re Primera Energy, LLC) ,(Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2016)
- Argo Group US, Inc. v. Levinson ,(Tex.App. San Antonio, no pet. 2015)
- Azar v. Benson Motor Company of San Antonio, Inc. ,(U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181481 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 19) 2015)
- Casanova, et. al. v. Gold’s Texas Holdings Group, Inc. ,(W.D. Tex. Nov. 19 2014)
- Gomez v. Crescent Services, LLC ,(S.D. Tex. 2014)
- Nowell v. Coastal Bend Surgery Center ,(S.D. Tex. Feb. 2 2011)
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Specialties and Certifications
- Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- San Antonio Bar Association, 2017 - 2019 (Board of Directors)
- American Bar Association, 2012 - 2014 (Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, Fellow)
- San Antonio Human Resource Management Association, 2011 - 2013 (Government Affairs Director)
- American Bar Association, 2011 - 2014 (Young Lawyers Division, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Vice-Chair)
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2009 (Board of Directors)
Pro Bono Activities
- Lead SA, The North Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2012
- The Honorable Priscilla R. Owen, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judicial Clerk
- Haynes and Boone, LLP
- Kimberly-Clark, Financial Analyst
- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 2005
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Order of the Barristers
Honors: Baylor Moot Court Team
Honors: Baylor Mock Trial Team
Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Executive Editor
- University of Texas, 2001
Honors: Texas Cowboys Service Organization
- Wrongful Termination? But I Thought Texas Was An At-Will State: 23 Lesser Known Exceptions to the At-Will Doctrine, The Advocate/State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Winter, 2014
- Essentials of E-Discovery, Chapter 2 (Litigation Holds), 2014
- What You Tweet Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law, The Advocates/State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Winter, 2012
- Evidence in a Bench Trial, Do the Rules Really Matter?, Texas Bar Journal, February, 2010
- The Tax Consequences of Settling an Employment Claim, San Antonio Lawyers Magazine, July/August, 2011
- Isn't That Convenient? Texas Motions to Transfer Venue Based on Convenience after Garza v. Garcia?, 58 Baylor L. Rev. 720, 2005
6243 W. Interstate 10Suite 132 San Antonio, TX 78201
- Selected by the San Antonio Business Journal for its Outstanding Lawyers Edition, 2016 - Present
- Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2018
- Recognized in Scene in S.A.'s San Antonio's Best Lawyers Edition, Employment Litigation, 2010 - 2017
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