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Hal K. Gillespie

• Superlawyers.com, a Thomson Reuters service, named Hal a Super Lawyer for 18 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2021.

• In 2011 and again in 2013, Hal was rated as one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas by SuperLawyers.com.  


A partner of Gillespie Sanford LLP, Hal represents individual clients, corporate executives and unions in arbitration, mediation, civil trials, and appeals involving discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and employment matters.  He has tried many major jury trials and arbitration hearings involving employment law, including claims of age discrimination, race and national origin discrimination, tortious interference with contract, defamation, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, disability discrimination, and breach of contract.


University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. Degree with Honors in 1969   Associate editor on the Texas Law Review 1972 honor graduate of the University of Texas School of Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

Hal is board certified in labor and employment law.

Service to the Bar:

Hal is the past Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.  He served on the Court Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas.  He is past President of the North Texas Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Board of Directors of its Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter.  Hal is a co-founding and active member of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA).  He is a member of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO.  He is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Admitted in:

State Bar of Texas, 1972

U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas, 1972

U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1973

U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas, 1974

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1976

U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas, 1976

U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1977

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1985

U.S. District Court, Southern Dist. of Texas, 1997

U.S. District Court, Western Dist. of Oklahoma, 2004

U.S. Court of Appeals, Dist. of Columbia Circuit, 2005

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010

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