Donna K. McElroy

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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5272 tel
210-226-8395 fax
 

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Donna is the head of the Labor and Employment Department. She and her team of employment and employer rights attorneys are problem-solvers who help employers develop and implement solutions to everyday challenges. We help you examine issues not just from the management and business perspective but also from the employees' perspective - it is important to understand the concerns of your workforce in order to effectively accomplish your organizational and revenue goals. Our approach is to focus on identifying practical ideas and solutions that are aligned with the goals and objectives of the leadership team and operations – which includes reaching a quick resolution on daily issues. We take a straightforward, street-wise approach because we know the answers to your challenges are not always found in the "books."

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section 
  • Texas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section 
  • San Antonio Bar Association 
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation 
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys 
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association - Member and former Board of Director
  • William S. Sessions American Inn of Court 
  • Mental Health Association, Former Board of Director 
  • Headwaters Coalition, Board Member 
  • Downtown YMCA, Former Director 
  • Lone Star Auburn Club, Former Director 
  • Our Lady of Grace ACTS Women’s Co-Director 2007; Director 2008
  • Our Lady of Grace ACTS Core Director, 2010-2012
  • San Antonio City Year, Board Member and Treasurer, 2008-2010
  • National Association of Professional Women
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America, 2006-2014 
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation: Defense," Super Lawyers, 2003-2008, 2010-2013
  • Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2005-2008
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2008
Certifications
Board Certified Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Clerkships
Education
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1983
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Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1986
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida