El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Gilbert L. Sanchez

Email: gilbert.sanchez@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Gilbert L. Sanchez is a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Department. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico. Gilbert is a native of El Paso, Texas and attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned his B.A. in Business Finance in 2004, and the University of Wisconsin School of Law where he earned his J.D. in 2007.

Gilbert joined the firm in January 2008. Since that time, Gilbert has successfully represented employers in various types of employment matters including discrimination lawsuits and wage and hour disputes. In addition, Gilbert has represented employers in unfair labor practice and representation hearings before the National Labor Relations Board. Gilbert has successfully obtained summary judgments for clients on various issues both in state and federal court.

Gilbert is a frequent speaker on the topic of employment issues at local employment and human resource seminars in Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Sanchez was selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars in 2014 - 2021 and Texas Super Lawyer in 2022 by the publisher Thompson Reuters.




  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, J.D., 2007
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.A., 2004


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • El Paso Society for Human Resources Management


  • Texas, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District, New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Paso del Norte Center of Hope Board of Directors 

  • Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Board of Directors

  • Progress321

  • Humane Society of El Paso Board of Directors 2012-2016

  • El Paso Society of Human Resource Management.