E-Mail Ricardo Prieto
Mr. Prieto is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas
Board of Legal Specialization and devotes his entire practice to employment
related issues, including litigation and transactional matters. He is
a strong advocate for his clients, and is dedicated to protecting, preserving
and fighting for their rights, both at the negotiating table and in the
courtroom. In recognition of these efforts, he is honored to have been
selected for inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers' (a Thomson Reuters
service) "Rising Star" list in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Mr. Prieto is a member of the College of the State Bar, an organization
recognizing commitment to continuing legal education. He has also been
named "Litigator of the Week" in 2015 by Texas Lawyer, and has
had trial verdicts selected as the "Featured Verdict" in 2014
and "Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements," as reported by Verdict
Search in 2014.
Mr. Prieto has substantial experience representing employees, including
executives, in a wide variety of employment-related matters. Mr. Prieto's
experience includes litigation in state, federal and appellate courts
throughout the country and representing employees before state and federal
administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and the Department of Labor
(DOL). He has successfully first-chaired employment matters to verdict.
Additionally, Mr. Prieto has extensive experience handling wage and hour
class actions in Texas and throughout the country. He is a contributing
author to the American Bar Association's FLSA Midwinter Report in 2016,
2018, and 2019, a treatise devoted to the litigation of Wage & Hour
Collective and Class Action Litigation. Mr. Prieto's transactional experience
includes reviewing, drafting and negotiating employment agreements and
other workplace documents.
Mr. Prieto represents clients in employment matters arising under Title
VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act,
the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act,
and other federal and state laws.