Javier Perez is an employment lawyer who represents individuals, not businesses, in disputes with their employers. Javier does so aggressively, passionately, and resourcefully.
As a fluent Spanish speaker, Javier represents clients from all walks of life, including many in the Hispanic community. Having seen discrimination first hand, Javier firmly believes that language should not prevent anyone from asserting their rights under the law.
Javier has represented clients in cases involving race/color discrimination, national origin discrimination, age discrimination, sex or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, as well as retaliation and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He also represents many employees in minimum wage and overtime disputes. Javier is a fellow in the 2018-2019 cohort of the Dallas-based Latino Center for Leadership Development. Javier is an active member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association where he has served on the DHBA’s Board of Directors and Steering Committee. Javier currently serves as President of the DHBA.
In September 2015, Javier received the DHBA’s Estrella award, which is given to honor the service of up-and-coming leaders in the community. Javier was also named a 2018 Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Star honoree.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Javier now resides in Oak Cliff with his wife, Caelie, their son Leo, and rescue dog, Molly.
Javier has had the honor to represent hundreds of clients and secure favorable outcomes in a wide variety of cases.
• In September 2015, Javier and Matt Scott achieved a six-figure settlement in an age discrimination case on behalf of nine long-term employees of a local manufacturing company. All but one of these clients were Spanish-speakers.
• In July 2015, Javier and Matt Scott won a $223,007.60 judgment in a national origin (Black American) discrimination case in Dallas County. In Theresa Griffin v. MGA Home Health Plus Services, Inc., the jury found that Theresa Griffin was discriminated against by her former employer because of her national origin and awarded her back pay and compensatory damages. Judge Mark Greenberg awarded Ms. Griffin and the Kendall Law Group their attorney’s fees in connection with the victory.
• In February 2015, Javier and Matt Scott won an arbitration in which their client was not paid overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Michelle Campbell v. WRPS III D/B/A Western Rim Property Services, Arbitrator Mark Shank awarded Ms. Campbell and her attorneys all of Ms. Campbell’s back overtime pay and her attorney’s fees in connection with their successful finding.
• In December 2014, Javier and Matt Scott achieved a multiple six-figure settlement for six Spanish-speaking waitresses at a local bar who were not paid hourly wages or allowed to keep their tips.