Joseph H. Gillespie
•Joe has been named a Super Lawyer by Superlawyers.com from 2013 to 2021. Before that, Joe was named a Rising Star by Superlawyers.com from 2007 to 2013.
• Joe is “AV” rated in Martindale-Hubbell.
• Joe is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
A founding partner of Gillespie Sanford LLP, Joe focuses his practice on labor and employment advice, litigation, and trials. Joe has successfully represented individuals, unions, and class action groups in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, fraud, breach of contract, overtime pay violations, and grievance proceedings.
Service to the Bar:
Joe has been active within the Dallas Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and has served as a Section Counsel Member in 2010, Section Treasurer in 2011, Section Secretary in 2012, Section Vice-Chair in 2013, and Section Chairperson in 2014
University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1999), University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Texas Board of Legal Specialization:
Joe is board certified in labor and employment law.
Texas State Bar: November 2002
Northern District of Texas: November 2002
Southern District of Texas: January 2003
estern District of Texas: January 2003
Eastern District of Texas: September 2003
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: December 2003
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: December 2010
United States Supreme Court: April 2009
American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Arbitrator within Employment
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA)
Dallas-Fort Worth National Employment Lawyers Association (DFW-NELA)
William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas
Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
4803 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
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