For two decades, Harry D. Jones has advised and defended employers in a range of employment law issues with extensive experience in employment litigation. As lead trial and arbitration counsel dozens of times, he has an impressive record of success in cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He has led the national class action defense of wage and hour cases; and has aggressively protected business interests from unfair competition. Harry also has expertise in Texas Workers’ Compensation issues, including benefits claims disputes. He frequently works with:

  • Payment processing companies
  • Financial services companies
  • Employers in healthcare
  • Educational institutions
  • Construction companies
  • Transportation companies

In addition to prevailing against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and beating the Teamsters in a vandalism case, he has handled dozens of disputes before the National Labor Review Board and the Department of Labor.  Harry has appeared before the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as in Texas state courts and federal courts in:

  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Florida
  • Guam

Additionally, Harry has led more than 50 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities, colleges, and private institutions. He also provides day-to-day advice to human resources professionals on hiring, training, pay, discipline, and termination.

Harry was a published editor of the Texas Tech Law Review, a Regents Scholar and a National Merit Scholar.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

Rae's Hope

Member, Advisory Board of Trustees

Cooper Aerobics Center


North Dallas Chamber of Commerce


Media Relations and Speakers Committees

Dallas Bar Association


Anti-Crime Task Force

Jubilee Park & Community Center, Dallas


Order of the Coif

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Publications & Press

¿Contratista Independiente o Empleado?

Focus Texas Magazine

September 17, 2015

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

Littler Report

August 4, 2015

The E-Workplace: Internet Security, Privacy & Social Media Policies

White Paper, The National Employment Law Institute (NELI)

March 3, 2015

The Modern Juror


Texas Adopts New Wage Regulations


November 16, 2010

Will the Sun Belt Turn Rusty?

Dallas Morning News


Unclear Texas Precedent on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Hampers the San Antonio Court of Appeals

21 Tex. Tech. Rev. 801


Speaking Engagements

Solving Skills Shortages with Foreign Workers: The Pitfalls, The Upsides

17th Annual Conference, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys (TACCA)

January 30, 2015

Labor Law in Texas

México City, MexicoHouston, TXDallas, TX

June 20, 2014

Seven Deadliest Sins of Employment Law Negotiations

Labor and Employment Law Luncheon - Dallas Bar Association

June 16, 2014

Doing Business in Mexico and Texas: Key Differences in Labor & Employment Laws

The State of Texas―NAFTA Office, Dallas, TX

November 22, 2013

Start-Up Employment Law Guide

The Foundry Club, Dallas, TX

September 2013

How to Survive a C-Suite Scandal

2012 Annual Meeting - The Association of Corporate Counsel, Orlando, FL

October 2, 2012

Social Media in Schools: The Risks for the District Employer

Houston Schools Public Relations Association

October 28, 2011

Handling a Scandal - Protecting Institutional Values When Executives Behave (Very) Badly

Employment Relations Symposium - TAB/SHRM

July 15, 2011


Texas Community College

January 28, 2011

Social Media in Your Workplace: Understanding the Risks and Developing Solutions

Conference - Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA)


2010 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

June 17, 2010

Texas Employment Survey

The Littler Mendelson Houston Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Houston, TX


Top 10 Trends to Watch

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce


2010 Dallas Employer



Risks to Employers from Social Media Use

Lone Star Chapter Fall Conference, CUPA-HR


Will the Sun Belt Turn Rusty

Workforce Management


A Unified Theory of Discharge

Texas College Convention



  • J.D., Texas Tech University cum laude
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University magna cum laude


  • French

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas