Overview

Salvador “Sal” Davila advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. His practice focuses on matters involving discrimination, retaliation, workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, FLSA collective actions, Texas workers’ compensation retaliation, and non-competes/non-solicitations. He further advises employers on human resource issues regarding employee handbooks/policies, disability accommodations, interviews, and termination.

He has extensive experience in handling litigation in arbitration, federal, and state courts across Texas, and is well-versed in the Texas court system. He has assisted clients in the defense of discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as class action wage and hour litigation in matters involving claims of misclassification and off-the-clock work.

Sal also conducts training sessions for employers and their workforce on various labor and employment law topics, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, diversity, and accommodation issues.

In addition to his litigation experience, Sal also has the ability to understand and appreciate the cultural differences inherent when communicating with Spanish-speaking employees. Having been brought up in a Spanish-speaking home, Sal is able to communicate fluently in Spanish, which has allowed him to effectively handle employment matters in Texas. He is at ease handling employee interviews in either English or Spanish without hesitation.

Sal is an active member and the current president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, through which he has raised funds to provide scholarships to students in low-income schools. He also provides Pro Bono services to low-income families, and has previously assisted individuals that are Spanish-speaking.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Member

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Charitable Foundation Board of Directors

President

Former President-Elect and Treasurer

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

Board Member

Austin Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors

Member

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Texas

Super Lawyers

2018

Speaking Engagements

Competency: Talent Management

Client Training, Austin, TX

May 2018

Employment Law Update: Recent Developments and What’s Coming Next

Austin, TX

November 9, 2017

It's Time for Your Checkup: Identifying and Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Central Health Workplace

Client Training, Austin, TX

April 2017

Jornadas Sobre Justicia Laboral: Una Visión Nacional E Internacional (Labor Justice Conference: A National And International Vision)

Universitario Nacional Autonomo de Mexico (UNAM) Facultad de Derecho Mexico City, Mexico

June 17, 2016

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2008With Honors
  • B.B.A., University of Texas McCombs School of Business, 2004summa cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

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