Cary A. Farris

Partner

Farris, Cary B&W_0285Cary A. Farris is a partner at the firm and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Cary represents businesses in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment class actions, ADA and FMLA cases, wage and hour cases, government agency audits, and collective bargaining negotiations.

Cary works with clients ranging from large manufacturing companies with facilities across the country to smaller businesses seeking practical solutions to labor and employment law issues. Cary believes in personally attending to each client’s needs and travels regularly to meet with clients at their steel mills, fabrication shops, food processing facilities, and corporate offices.

Cary’s litigation practice has taken him to state and federal courts from coast to coast, and he has litigated significant federal employment law cases in multiple district courts, appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Cary has extensive class action experience, including multiple class certification hearings and appeals.

In addition to his litigation work, Cary embraces the firm’s philosophy of working with business leaders to prevent lawsuits before they happen. In that regard, Cary conducts dozens of management training sessions every year on discrimination and harassment investigations and avoidance, the ADA and reasonable accommodations, FMLA compliance, hiring and promotion practices, affirmative action compliance, and best practices for counseling employees.

As part of his efforts to help businesses avoid problems before they occur, Cary has also worked with employers to develop legally sound and efficient hiring and promotions processes that include assessments, structured interview processes, and validated selection systems. His class action experience has given Cary the foresight to address issues likely to be raised both by plaintiff’s attorneys and by government agencies such as the EEOC and OFCCP.

Cary was born in Atlanta, Georgia and has lived most of his life in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. He received a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. When he’s not traveling the country for work with the firm’s clients and litigation matters, Cary keeps moving and travels the globe with his wife and son.

Cary can be reached anytime by phone at 281-833-2200 or by email at cfarris@alaniz-schraeder.com.