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Teri L. Danish

Teri L. Danish

Of Counsel

Teri started her time as a contract attorney with the firm during a self-imposed sabbatical in 1999 and became a partner in 2005. She’s an experienced litigator who represents and counsels clients on employment and labor issues. She has significant trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts and has represented clients before various administrative agencies. Teri has also previously worked as in-house counsel and associate director of human resources for a Fortune 500 Company, managing employment litigation for approximately 40,000 employees, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, arbitrating labor matters, and developing and implementing succession planning policies and procedures. Teri is Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a past member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Labor and Employment, and the governing council for the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In 2016, Teri decided to follow her passion for sailing and retired from the full-time practice of law and is now Of Counsel to the Firm. She lives six months of the year on her sailboat in the Bahamas and returns to Texas as needed for litigation matters. The rest of the time, she works remotely from wherever she happens to be anchored.

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Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Litigation Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Certifications and Specialties

  • Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Panelist, 2015 Q1 Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law: Breakfast Briefing
  • April 2015 Author and Presenter, “I Know You’re Angry, But You Still Can’t Fire Him! Retaliation Update
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Employment Law Seminar, January 18-19, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Fulbright & Jaworski, Attorney 1990-1996, Senior Counsel, 2011-2013
  • Cooper Industries, Inc., Senior Labor Counsel and Associate Director Human Resources, 1996-1999
  • Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer, L.L.P., Partner, 1999-2011
  • McGuireWoods LLP, Senior Counsel, 2013-2016
  • American Bar Association: Member, Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section, Women and the Law Section

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Member, Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section, Women and the Law Section
  • Board of Directors, Cameron County Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Harris County Bar Association, 2011-2016
  • Co-chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Cameron and Hidalgo County Bar Associations, 2007-2008
  • State Bar of Texas: Past Member, Annual CLE Planning Committee; Labor and Employment Law Council Member, 2012-2018, Labor and Employment Law Section; Chair, Women and the Law Section, 2008-2009; Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section; Council of Chairs, Vice-Chair, 2009-2010; Employment Law Pattern Jury Charge Committee, 2010-2018; Texas Board of Legal Specialization Review Committee, Labor and Employment, 2011-2017.
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Houston Area Women’s Shelter, 2011-2016
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Program
  • Friendship of Women, Inc., Brownsville, Texas: Board of Directors, 2000-2006; President, 2002-2004; Pro Bono Attorney, 1999-2011
  • Texas Legal Protection Plan, Austin, Texas: Board of Directors, August 2006-2017; Chair, 2012-2013; Chair, Compensation Committee, 2007-2009
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management
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