Hunter W. Mattocks
Associate

As the son of a small business owner, I learned at a young age the importance of proper personnel management, hard work and community. I use these guiding values to ensure my clients receive unparalleled, business-minded representation in a friendly, down-to-earth manner. Whether the client’s needs consist of employment law advice or progress to complex litigation, I strive to deliver the type of representation that I expect from my family’s own attorney.

Hunter Mattocks guides employers through the intricacies of local, state and federal employment laws; facilitates responses to employment matters from hiring to termination including any litigation in between; and drafts any necessary contracts, agreements and policies. He relies on the important personnel management and human resources knowledge he gained while serving as an assistant city attorney, and a wealth of courtroom experience garnered while defending municipal corporations in administrative employment appeals and while serving as a municipal prosecutor for five municipalities throughout DFW. 

While serving as the Student Bar Association President at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, he successfully advocated for policy changes that helped promote out-of-state job opportunities for OU Law graduates. An Order of Solicitors honoree, Hunter and his team received the Second-Best Brief Award at the 2019 Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition and appeared in the quarterfinals. Hunter maintains a love for public speaking and education and has presented to trade and legal associations across the state of Texas.

Representative Experience
  • Secured affirmation of trial court ruling in Yinzue Zhang v. The State of Texas, Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals No. 1.
  • Investigated a variety of harassment and discrimination claims and provided guidance to employers regarding the validity of the claims; potential liabilities therefrom; and any necessary changes to policies and practices.
  • Maintained up-to-date human resources policies and employee handbooks with regard to new legal requirements including landmark decisions such as Bostock v. Clayton County and Texas Senate Bill 1359 (2021) requiring mental health leave policies for peace officers.
  • Managed Separation of Licensee (F-5) administrative appeal practice.
Thought Leadership / News
August 23, 2022 
 Speeches and Presentations
Open Meetings, Public Information and Chief Appraiser Ethics: Every Breath You Take ([They’ll] Be Watching You)

Texas Association of Accessing Officers Annual Conference

March 2019 
 Thought Leadership

4 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 761

Related Employment
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Everman, Texas
  • Municipal Prosecutor, Cities of Richardson, Midlothian, Duncanville, Rice and Watauga, Texas
Organizational Involvement
  • Dallas Bar Association
Education
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law (2020)
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma (2016)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Language
  • Spanish
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Long-distance hiking and sleeping under the stars
  • Traveling and sampling the local cuisine (even if it is a fried grasshopper or ant larvae omelette)
  • Spending time with friends, family and my dog, Ruth the Schnoodle
  • Baking new recipes especially those from Claire Saffitz' "Dessert Person"