Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce that Janet Hendrick has joined the Firm in its Dallas-based office. Janet is an employment attorney with nearly 20 years of experience. She brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to twelve.
“We are excited that Janet has joined Phillips Murrah as we continue to expand our Dallas office,” said President and Managing Partner, Thomas G. Wolfe. “She is a brilliant lawyer with a first-class resume.”
Janet represents employers in several capacities, including proactively counseling clients on best employment practices and compliance, advising on cutting-edge legal issues surrounding the rapidly expanding gig economy, handling audits and investigations, and conducting training. She aggressively defends clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration on a range of matters including employee defection, fair employment practices, and nonsubscriber employee injury defense.
“I like to understand a client’s objectives and what it considers to be a victory,” she said, adding that communicating initially and then often with clients to understand their business needs is fundamental to being a strategic partner.
Janet is deeply committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession. She has been an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on gender diversity in the legal profession. With the addition of Janet, over 40 percent of Phillips Murrah’s directors are women, more than twice the national average for large law firms. A significant number of women fill leadership roles at the Firm, including three of the four positions on the Executive Committee.
“I am impressed with the dynamic people at the Firm, especially the leadership,” Janet said of her motivation to join Phillips Murrah. “I’m also excited about the plans for the Dallas office and thrilled to be a part of building the future of the Firm.”
Janet has been recognized as one of the Texas Diversity Council’s Dallas Top 50 Women in Law and the National Women’s Council’s Top 15 Business Women in Dallas. Additionally, she is a member of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Governance Committee, the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, the Dallas Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and the Collin County Bar Association.
Prior to joining Phillips Murrah, Janet practiced with Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment firm, in Dallas. She also previously practiced with Jones Day in Dallas, New York, Washington DC and London.
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