El Paso

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


316 West 12th Street, Suite 200, 
Austin, TX 78701
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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Kemp Smith Recognized as Top 10 Labor and Employment Firm in Texas

 In a review which included national firms with offices in Texas, Kemp Smith has been recognized as one of the 10 leading Labor and Employment Law practices in the state by Chambers USA. Chambers is an international organization which rates and ranks attorneys and practice groups within law firms based on interviews with clients, other lawyers with whom they work and assessments of recent work done.

“The El Paso and Austin-based teams offer particular strength in the western part of the state. Noted for its broad labor and employment capabilities, offering strengths in union negotiations and compliance counseling as well as wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour litigation.” 

"Kemp Smith is the leading labor and employment firm in El Paso. They know the market and are just great attorneys." 

"It is a full-service firm that has some very strong labor and employment lawyers".

"They are good trial lawyers. They know the area of the law very well so you can ask for any type of advice and they're always going to be good."

In addition to the firm’s ranking, partners Charles C. High, Jr., C.B. Burns, and Michael D. McQueen were individually recognized among the top practitioners in the state across the full range of labor and employment law matters. The quotes below are from Chambers 2020 edition.

C B Burns commands widespread respect for her handling of complex labor employment matters, both contentious and noncontentious. She assists clients with preparing employment policies and also handles discrimination and wrongful termination disputes. Interviewees say: "She's an effective litigator and no-nonsense lawyer with a good grasp of the law." One source comments: "She's hard-working, has an incredible amount of experience and is very practical and very reasonable."

Charles High receives plaudits for his "wealth of knowledge and experience." He is particularly renowned for his expertise in traditional labor law. "Charlie is a fine trial lawyer and has good instincts," says one source, while another describes him as a "really good attorney who provides good advice and strategy."

Michael McQueen’s experience includes discrimination and retaliation claims. One interviewee says: "He has a very affable manner about him and a good grasp of the law."