In a review that 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 2023 edition. Chambers is an international organization that 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. and C.B. Burns were individually recognized among the top practitioners in the state across the full range of labor and employment law matters. Kemp Smith’s labor and employment department, which also includes Gilbert Sanchez, Isaac Blanco and Metzeri Camacho is the only El Paso labor and employment law group recognized by Chambers.
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. "C.B. is awesome. She is knowledgeable and a good lawyer. She is great to work with."
Charles High is particularly renowned for his expertise in traditional labor law. "Charlie is a really good lawyer. He has a really great skill set in the traditional labor area and is a fine lawyer."
"Charlie is a recognized name in the employment market."