Amanda M. Inabnett focuses her practice on representing employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour violations under various federal and state statutes, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. Amanda is also experienced in handling wage and hour and other audits by the Department of Labor, representing employers with unionized workforces in arbitration proceedings under collective bargaining agreements, preparing employee handbooks and arbitration agreements, and advising employers regarding all manner of employment issues, including training, investigations, disciplining employees, and layoffs. Additionally, Amanda represents employers and executives in matters involving the preparation and enforcement of confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, and severance agreements.
Amanda also has experience defending claims for breach of disability, health, life, and title insurance policies, and other general business disputes.
- Obtained a favorable opinion from the Texas Supreme Court in In re AutoNation, Inc., 228 S.W.3d 663 (2007), which held that a forum selection clause in a covenant not to compete, designating another state as the appropriate forum, is enforceable in Texas.
- Obtained favorable jury verdicts or arbitration awards, completely vindicating her clients, in Pichardo v. Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Inc. (W.D. Tex. 2000); Jennifer Swinford v. Houston Auto Imports North Ltd. et al. (Matter in Arbitration 2005); Janice L. Mace v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (Matter in Arbitration 2006); Joseph Capasso v. Bankston Ford of Frisco Ltd. Co. (Matter in Arbitration 2007); Reyes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (Matter in Arbitration 2007).
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines (2005, 2009, 2011-2013)