Overview

Lindsey D. Sberna represents employers regarding a broad range of employment related matters in courts, in arbitration, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), including issues arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Texas Workers' Compensation Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • State anti-discrimination statutes

Some examples of Lindsey's successes include:

  • Securing a complete defense victory in a discrimination and retaliation arbitration for a healthcare client
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a truck manufacturing client on breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Gaining several favorable state court judgments for large grocery and health care clients following appeals of unemployment benefits
  • Attaining summary judgment for a large grocery store client on FMLA, ADA, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA), and defamation claims

Lindsey regularly communicates with human resources representatives and management personnel to provide advice on a variety of personnel matters, as well as prepare, review, and revise personnel handbooks and policies.

Previously, Lindsey worked as in-house counsel for a healthcare company.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

State Bar of Texas

Member

Dallas Bar Association

Member

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Texas

Super Lawyers

2014-2016

News, Analysis & Press

District Court Partially Overturns NLRB Notice Rule

Firm Newsletter

March 5, 2012

Recent Changes at the National Labor Relations Board

Firm Newsletter

January 17, 2012

Final NLRB Rule Requiring Employer Posting of Employee Rights Delayed Until January 31, 2012

Firm Newsletter

October 6, 2011

As Chairman Leibman’s Term Ends, NLRB Issues Specialty Healthcare Decision Facilitating New Union Organizing of Small Employee Groups Defined By The Union

Firm Newsletter

September 1, 2011

Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions: A Growing Trend

Texas Minority Attorney Program

State Bar of Texas

April 2011

Speaking Engagements

The Government is Knocking on Your Door….Now What?

2018 Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

The Government is Knocking on Your Door…Now What?

Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

Creative Approaches for Handling ADA and FMLA Issues in the Workplace: Actions You May Not Know You Can Take

Dallas, TX

October 5, 2017

Hear the Whistle Blow: Is Your Company Really Prepared?

2016 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual In-House Symposium

May 5, 2016

The Devil Is In The Details: Drafting Common Severance Provisions Amid New Agency Scrutiny

2015 Annual In-House Symposium - Association of Corporate Counsel

May 8, 2015

Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Issues Facing Business in 2015

Human Resource Section - Association of Law Firm Administrators, Dallas Chapter

January 27, 2015

Determining Serious Health Conditions

FMLA Master Class, Dallas, TX

February 21, 2013

All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers’ Comp and State Family Leave Laws

FMLA Master Class, Dallas, TX

February 21, 2013

How ‘Active’ Is the Interactive Process?

ADA Master Class, Dallas, TX

October 18, 2012

Practical Problems at the Boundary of the Law

ADA Master Class, Dallas, TX

October 18, 2012

Family Medical Leave Act Basics

Lorman Education Services, Dallas, TX

August 8, 2012

Various Topics in Wage and Hour

Wage and Hour Master Class, Dallax, TX

March 29, 2012

All Together Now: Coordinating FMLA with ADA, Workers’ Comp and State Family Leave Laws

FMLA Master Class, Dallas, TX

January 26, 2012

FMLA 911: Serious Health Conditions

FMLA Master Class, Dallas, TX

January 26, 2012

Determining Whether the Employee Has A Serious Health Condition as Defined Under the FMLA

Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas, TX

November 2007

Texas Young Lawyers Association's Legal Guide for Cancer Patients: Employment Law Issues

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

May 2007

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law, 2006cum laude
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2003magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

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