Overview

Arrissa K. Meyer is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Although she has significant experience in employment law, she focuses her practice on traditional labor law.

Arrissa regularly handles unfair labor practice charges, represents employers in labor arbitration and grievance proceedings, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, assists clients through representation elections, performs union avoidance training sessions, and provides advice and counsel regarding labor management relations.

In the employment arena, Arrissa defends clients in civil litigation, including collective and class actions, involving claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, TCHRA, and various other state and federal employment laws. She has also handled EEOC and Department of Labor investigations and administrative whistleblower complaints and drafted and reviewed separation agreements, employment agreements and handbooks.

Arrissa enjoys getting to know her clients as well as the ins and outs of their business as she counsels them on day-to-day labor and employment issues. Clients know they can call Arrissa and get a prompt response that includes practical and easy-to-understand advice, and she feels like she has succeeded in her practice when she becomes a valued part of her clients’ employment decision-making process.

In law school, she was an articles editor for the SMU Law Review Association.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Dallas Bar Association

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Dallas Museum of Art Junior Associates

Member

Delta Delta Delta, Dallas Alumnae Chapter

Member at Large, Young Leaders Board of Directors

Genesis Women’s Shelter

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Texas

Super Lawyers

2017-2019

Order of the Coif

News, Analysis & Press

Common Wage and Hour Issues in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Houston Lawyer

January/February 2015

Title VII - Eighth Circuit Holds that Reasonable Accommodation Language Does Not Require Employers to Eliminate Conflict between Work and Religious Beliefs

62 SMU L. Rev. 829

2009

Speaking Engagements

2019 Dallas Regional Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 18, 2019

2018 Employment and Labor Law Update

Dallas Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section Meeting, Dallas, TX

October 2, 2018

Employment Agreement Pitfalls

Association of Legal Administrators Meeting, Dallas, Texas

September 26, 2017

Disability Etiquette and Awareness Panel

employAbility Education Series, Dallas, TX

August 22, 2017

Employment Law 101 & FLSA 201

Smith County Bar Association 2017 Federal Practice CLE, Tyler, TX

February 2017

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2010magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2007summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas