Kelcy L. Palmer is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She advises and represents employers, including federal contractors, in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state laws and before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance (OFCCP), and in arbitration. She defends and counsels clients on issues related to:

  • Discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, genetic information, or disability
  • Retaliation and interference with rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and matters related to independent contractors
  • Federal contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) rules and regulations
  • Older Worker Benefits Protection Act compliance in reductions-in-force
  • Drafting employee handbooks, policies and agreements, and severance agreements

While in law school, Kelcy interned with the Hon. Lynn N. Hughes in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Labor and Employment Section

Houston Bar Association


Hollins Houston Alumnae Chapter


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Speaking Engagements

Love Your Lawyer

Houston, TX

February 13, 2024

2023 Houston Regional Employer Conference

Houston, TX

October 18, 2023

2023 Love Your Lawyer

Houston, TX

February 14, 2023

Federal Contractor Roundtable

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 4, 2022

OFCCP's New Registration and Certification Requirements

February 15, 2022

2021 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

October 26, 2021

Government Contractor Update-An Energized OFCCP Changes Compliance Req. & Enforcement Standards

December 4, 2018

Three Challenging Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law

29th Annual State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Institute

August 24, 2018


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013
  • B.A., Hollins University, 2010summa cum laude

Foro di appartenenza



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