Clients hire me when they need an engaged, accessible and responsive business partner who can help them navigate the entire range of challenging issues that arise in the workplace. Whether they are involved in a high-stakes dispute or need real-time solutions for day-to-day problems, I walk clients through the risks and advantages of every available course of action so they can choose the best option to achieve their business goals.
Stephen Quezada focuses on representing public and private employers in all types of complex matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies that enforce the numerous laws impacting the workplace. He has tried and arbitrated cases to jury verdict/award involving a wide variety of claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of non-compete agreements, and labor grievance arbitrations pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. Stephen is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
A trusted advisor to his clients, Stephen regularly counsels executives, managers and HR professionals on minimizing legal risk in a number of areas, including wage and hour compliance, investigating employee complaints, terminating employees, documenting employee performance issues, developing company policies and procedures, and drafting employment, separation and non-compete agreements. Stephen is also in high demand to speak and train on a broad range of topics, from best practices for maintaining regulatory compliance to employment law fundamentals for non-HR personnel.
Assisting clients with work authorization (Form I-9) compliance is another significant feature of Stephen’s practice, including representation before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), internal Form I-9 audits, and work authorization/Form I-9 training.
Stephen is fluent in Spanish and assists clients with large Spanish-speaking workforces in investigations and training.