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Overview

Sharon S. Gilmore focuses her law practice on labor and employment law. She represents employers and executives in all areas of employment litigation including discrimination, harassment/hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour class actions matters. She handles all aspects of litigation including pursuing summary judgments, and also represents clients through mediation whenever a dispute can be settled without a trial.

Ms. Gilmore represents clients at the administrative agency investigation level including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Texas Workforce Commission. At this phase, she drafts position statements and if needed, participates in mediation. She advises employers regarding an array of employment concerns including, but not limited to, employee discipline and termination, workforce reductions, requests for accommodations and leaves of absence, and limiting exposure to claims.

Ms. Gilmore collaborates with private companies in creating employee handbooks and also reviews and evaluates handbooks for legal and liability implications. Ms. Gilmore investigates employment concerns and provides recommendations ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

Previously, Ms. Gilmore defended Texas school districts focusing on employment discrimination. She successfully defended clients in jury trials regarding religious, race, and age discrimination employment matters.

Ms. Gilmore joined KDV with The Myers Law Group, LLP in April 2022, to expand service to clients in employment matters, commercial litigation, and professional liability. Prior to joining the Myers Law Group, Ms. Gilmore was an attorney advisor with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). During her tenure with OCR, Ms. Gilmore honed her investigative skills and worked to ensure colleges/universities, school districts, and schools complied with the federal laws. She gained extensive experience in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and the Age Discrimination Act.

During law school at Howard University, Ms. Gilmore was voted both Student and Volunteer of the Year by the school’s Student Bar Association.

Admissions

  • Texas
  • United States District Courts
    • Northern District of Texas
    • Southern District of Texas
    • Western District of Texas
    • Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • Howard University School of Law, J.D.

  • Texas A&M University- College Station, M.A.

  • Texas A&M University- College Station, B.A.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section

  • J.L. Turner Legal Association

Experience

Selected Significant Experience 

  • Second chaired a Federal court jury trial regarding age and race discrimination claims in which the client prevailed on all issues.
  • Second chaired a Federal court jury trial regarding Title VII religious discrimination claim in which the client prevailed on all issues.
  • Secured Motion for Summary Judgment for communications company in race discrimination lawsuit.
  • Facilitated resolution agreement to ensure a school district provided access to playground equipment for disabled students.
  • Represented manufacturing company defending claims brought by employees regarding their compensation.
  • Represented a healthcare provider faced with claims of employment discrimination in the workplace.
  • Investigated human resources issues for a law firm and provided legal advice to circumvent further problems.

 

 

Awards

  • Century Club Donor, recognition in Texas Aggie Magazine for nearly three decades of giving, The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • President’s Award, highest member recognition, J.L. Turner Legal Association, 2008
  • Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow
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