Branscomb | PC Adds Trial Attorney Joe Davis

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Branscomb | PC’s growth continues with the addition of Joe Davis to its Litigation Group. A seasoned trial lawyer, Joe is certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive courtroom experience. In November, Joe and his team secured a jury verdict of $10 million […]

Federal Court Blocks New Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

Posted on Apr 14, 2015

A Texas federal court blocked changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) that require employers to include partners of same-sex marriages in the definition of “spouse” for benefits purposes. The FMLA change would have taken effect today, but the ruling stays any enforcement in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage, including Texas. […]

Supreme Court’s Decision – Requires Employers to Review and Update Policies

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

On March 25, 2015, in the case of Young v United Parcel Svc., Inc., ___ U.S.___ (2015), the United States Supreme Court expanded the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”)[1] to require employers to accommodate employees with work restrictions due to pregnancy. Young worked for UPS in a position that required heavy lifting. After she became pregnant, […]


Posted on Mar 17, 2015

Thank You to Labor & Employment Lawyers, Keith Sieczkowski, Sandra White, Allison E. Moore & Heather Lucas for hosting the February 26, 2015 Law Seminar. SPEAKING EVENTS: Keith Sieczkowski is speaking March 19, 2015 at the Professional Development Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas. Grady Jolley is speaking March 27, 2015 at the 26th Annual Advanced […]

The Five Most Common Mistakes Employers Make When Laying Off Employees

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

Tough economic times often force companies to implement cost cutting measures to help maintain profitability or reduce losses. Unfortunately, layoffs are often viewed as effective cost saving measures to help businesses remain profitable and solvent. Mistakes in the layoff process can result in costly and complex litigation under a variety of state and federal employment […]

Allison E. Moore & Keith Sieczkowski Speak At Employment Law Seminar

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

Allison E. Moore and Keith Sieczkowski will speak at the Employment Law Seminar Sponsored by San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA) and San Antonio Human Resources Management Association (SAHRMA). The event will take place Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Allison and Keith will speak at 2:00 pm covering the 9 Missteps […]

What Employers Can Expect In 2015

Posted on Feb 12, 2015

Labor & Employment Lawyers Keith Sieczkowski, Sandra White, Allison E. Moore and Heather Lucas will host an event to discuss what employers can expect in 2015. Topics of discussion will include heightened scrutiny and increased activity by government agencies, increased use of bring your own device policies, seismic shift in generational workforce dynamics, and increased […]

Branscomb | PC Adds Heather Lucas

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Heather Lucas has rejoined Branscomb | PC. Heather was previously with the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group from 2013 to 2014 and returns as a member of that group. She will focus on representing clients in a variety of matters, including wage and hour, non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secrets […]

Branscomb | PC Adds Amanda Torres

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Veteran litigator Amanda Torres has rejoined Branscomb|PC, having recently completed an interim term as presiding judge of Nueces County Court at Law No. 5. Judge Torres was previously with the firm from 2013 through early 2014, and she returns as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. She will focus […]

Greater Protections for Engineers in the Texas Oil Patch

Posted on Sep 5, 2014

A recent Texas appellate court opinion has given greater protections to licensed engineers working in the oil patch. In 2003, at the behest of lobbyists for architects and engineers, the Texas Legislature enacted special legislation to insulate certain professionals from “meritless” lawsuits. Basically the legislation requires anyone suing a licensed or registered architect, engineer, land […]