Kenneth C. Broodo

Partner

Overview

Labor law attorney Kenny Broodo is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents management in diverse markets such as small business, energy, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, wholesale, service, sales and marketing, private schools and universities, medical, entertainment, automobile sales and food. He also represents executives in contract negotiations and disputes. Kenny is especially adept at helping small to mid-size businesses maximize the opportunity to achieve employee stability and productivity, while avoiding employment litigation through proactive consulting, auditing, policy updates, disciplinary documentation and contract drafting. But, he aggressively defends against employment lawsuits when they come.

Kenny frequently advises on, prepares and negotiates executive and employment contracts, as well as confidentiality and non-compete agreements. He also has a niche practice dealing with six- and seven-figure employee fraud and embezzlement matters, along with ample experience aiding employers in uncovering employee deception and obtaining the full panoply of legal remedies – both civil and criminal.

Employers often rely on Kenny to arbitrate or litigate their contract disputes and complex discrimination, retaliation and harassment cases; to litigate ERISA-related benefit issues such as COBRA, severance and disability; to handle OSHA compliance claims and investigations; and to serve as their wage and hour lawyer against class actions, as well as whistleblower and qui tam cases.

Clients describe Kenny as thoroughly and reliably focused on one thing: solving the problem – by deploying the necessary measures to outflank the current situation, and then helping the employer take steps to prevent it from coming their way again. His long-term clients rarely find themselves in court over employment issues, but when they do, they find that they have a record to stand on, and an able, stubborn advocate for their cause.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Former Writer, Conference on Goals for Professionalism
  • Former Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Former Co-Chair, Professionalism Committee

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Community Council of Greater Dallas
  • Immediate Past President, Congregation Ohr HaTorah, Dallas
  • Of Counsel, Torah Day School, Dallas
  • Of Counsel, Mesorah Bais Yaakov/High School for Girls, Dallas
  • Former Regional Vice President, Agudath Israel of America
  • Author, "A New Chapter in the Growth of a Budding Torah Community," The Jewish Observer (January 2003)
  • Author, "You’re the Blessing," The Jewish Observer (May 2002)
  • Speaker, Radio Address on WRR-FM 101.1 – Jewish Living Today: Finding a Mentor of Jewish Values, Dallas (2002)
  • Speaker, Address at the 79th National Convention of Agudath Israel of America: Redrawing the Torah Map of America (2001)
  • Recipient, National Award for Community Service, Agudath Israel of America (1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers​ Magazine
    • Employment & Labor (2003)
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable A. Joe Fish, Chief U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Texas (1988-1989)

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, (1988), with honors
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, (1985), with high honors

Admissions

  • Texas (1988)
  • Texas State Courts (1988)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1996)

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