Elaine Edwards

Elaine joined Deats, Durst, Owen & Levy, in 2005, first as a law clerk and then as an attorney, focusing on discrimination in the workplace; federal and state wage and hour laws; the statutory employment rights of public employees; the negotiation of wage claims and severance agreements on behalf of terminated employees; and grievances arising under collective bargaining agreements. She is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Elaine graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 2006. While attending law school, she interned for Chief Justice Federico Hinojosa of the 13th Court of Appeals. Previously, she graduated with highest honors from Texas A & M – Corpus Christi with an English degree. Before attending law school, Elaine worked for many years as a paralegal.

Elaine first became active in social justice as an advocate for children, serving on the Nueces County CASA Board of Directors for five years, and as an attorney ad litem in the University of Texas Children’s Rights Clinic. She is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, and the Austin Bar Association. She is also a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. Elaine spends her free time rediscovering Austin now that her sons are grown.

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