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, in addition to being selected to the Super Lawyers list for 2021 and 2022. 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. In 2016 and in the years 2018 - 2022, he has been a contributing author to the American Bar Association's FLSA Midwinter Report, 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.