Watch this video featuring Jennifer Spencer from Spencer Scott Law discussing overtime law.
Wrongful Termination and Negotiating Better Severance
Watch this video featuring Jennifer Spencer from Spencer Scott Law discussing wrongful termination and negotiating better severance.
At Spencer Scott, we represent companies of all sizes and individuals who are embroiled in high stakes litigation or employment issues. We are passionate about providing aggressive and creative representation…
Breach of Contract
When people or businesses enter into contracts, they typically expect that things will run smoothly, both sides will be pleased and no disputes will happen. Unfortunately, this is not always…
Being Salaried Does Not Mean You Are Exempt from Receiving Overtime
Hourly workers (except teachers, lawyers, and doctors) are by definition “nonexempt” and therefore entitled to overtime pay. However, even if you are a paid a salary, you may still be…
Dallas Texas Attorneys
At Spencer Scott, we represent companies of all sizes and individuals who are embroiled in high stakes litigation or employment issues. We are passionate about providing aggressive and creative representation while keeping in mind your business objectives. Our track record is a result of our combined 69 years of experience and our passion for winning and serving our clients at the highest level of service. Our cost structure – from reasonable hourly rates to contingency arrangements – allows Spencer Scott the ability to insure that individuals and small companies can compete against better financed adversaries.
We recognize that every prospective client and every referring attorney can select from a large number of high quality law firms and appreciate your consideration. Of paramount importance to our existing clients and potential new clients, our attorneys hold positions of respect in the legal and business communities, and we have a reputation for utmost integrity and legal services of the highest quality.
Jennifer Spencer is a 28 year courtroom veteran. Named a Texas Super Lawyer for the past 7 years by her peers and AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (ranked by peers at highest level of professional excellence), Jennifer has been the lead lawyer in representing clients in complex litigation, high stakes negotiation and meticulous contract review. A former partner of two major international firms, Jennifer’s experience enables her to go toe-to-toe withmuch larger firms and to achieve success for her clients while keeping the bottom line firmly in mind. Jennifer simply likes to win for her clients.
Mary Scott has 24 years of experience from the courtroom to appellate work and other complex writing engagements, also with a preeminent international firm. A member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association for 7 years, Mary is well known in the Dallas/Ft. worth area as having a brilliant legal mind, capable of developing winning legal strategies, and fierce negotiator and litigator.
James Hunnicutt has 7 years of experience. James is the primary lawyer for a company whose President gave him “full credit for turning a challenging and difficult situation into a positive outcome in less than 24 hours … He is concise, thorough and takes the time to understand all aspects of a situation and ensures nothing is missed.”
Having practiced for decades with large international firms, Spencer Scott attorneys offer our clients a depth and range of experience commonly found in firms several times our size. We combine the skills of a large firm with the immediate responsiveness of a small firm. We provide legally sophisticated, creative and vigorous representation in an efficient and effective manner.
The Firm has in-depth experience in the areas of litigation, employment law, appeals and contract review and assistance. Our clientele runs the gamut from international and publicly-held companies to small companies and to individuals with one-of-a-kind needs. Representative clients are in a variety of industries, including high-tech companies, software developers, sellers of medical equipment, oil and gas production and health care professionals.
Our lawyers understand what it takes to deliver favorable results: solid business strategy, unparalleled skills and a mindset of always getting the job done – and done well – for our clients.
We also welcome referrals and opportunities to associate with counsel, including local counsel engagements. We know what it takes to be a good partner with other lawyers and law firms. Solid legal advice, reasonable rates and an unsurpassed ability to co-counsel well. We’re Litigation & Employment Counselors with a mission.
Our company was represented by a very large, international NYC law firm in a “bet your company” litigation matter, but we became dissatisfied with both the quality of work and the stratospheric fees we were being charged for very poor results. We interviewed several large Dallas firms to take over our representation in the case, and we were referred to Jennifer by a partner at a 1000 lawyer firm who advised me that we should hire Jennifer if we wanted aggressive, creative, first-rate trial representation from a lawyer who had been a partner at both Fulbright Jaworski and Locke Lord, but at a much lower rate than his firm offered. He was correct, but he undersold her: Our experience is that she not only fit the big firm’s lawyer’s description, but she also is intensely loyal to her clients, does not pull punches in providing sage advice, and makes herself available regardless of the hour or day if the client has a need. The bonus for us has been that she has not only provided excellent trial work and contract review at a much lower cost, but she has also been highly successful in our representation, greatly improving our legal position. We only wish we had hired her initially.
ANDREW HEWES, PRESIDENT
EXCEL ORTHOPEDICS OF TEXAS, LLC
Recently our company was in need of some quick legal expertise and guidance and unfortunately our long tenured corporate law firm failed to respond in our time of need. One evening after normal work hours we were given Jennifer Spencer’s name and number by a colleague of hers. She was immediately responsive to our situation and recommended James Hunnicutt for our unique situation. James was quick to understand the situation and how to handle things immediately that evening and never mentioned anything about “sometime tomorrow”. He spent a great amount of his time through the late hours of the evening working with me to devise a strategy and plan for our situation. I give him full credit for turning a challenging and difficult situation into a positive outcome in less than 24 hours. I was extremely impressed with his quick grasp of our company and how we operate and his extraordinary diligence to make sure we were taken care of. He is concise, thorough and takes the time to understand all aspects of a situation and ensures that nothing is missed. We have engaged the services of Spencer Scott Law in other matters since our initial experience and have benefitted immensely due to the exceptional efforts of Mr. Hunnicutt. We have terminated our relationship with our previous attorney firm and are now using the services of Spencer Scott Law exclusively. Jennifer and James are a great team to have working for any company.
J.D. SHADE, PRESIDENT
DYNAMIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC.
Jennifer Spencer and James Hunnicutt of the Spencer Scott law firm assisted me in preparing for a jury trial regarding a contract dispute in my architectural practice. Their level of expertise and professionalism surpassed my greatest expectations. Jennifer and James provided practical advice and supplied the necessary legal information that allowed me to make informed decisions that ultimately resulted in a unanimous jury verdict in my favor. They are aggressive and effective and know how to deliver in a courtroom.
I was referred to Spencer Scott by a mutual acquaintance and have been very pleased with every step of the legal assistance Ms. Spencer has provided. I received warm, respectful, and professional attention from everyone I encountered at the firm. Ms. Spencer’s knowledge and prompt application of the law to my circumstance produced the ideal and desired outcome in a succinct, effective, and financially appropriate way. I have retained other firms for various reasons and have had charges pile up needlessly and I can say honestly that this was definitely not the case with Spencer Scott. I highly recommend them for outstanding service.
Jennifer and her associate James Hunnicutt went above and beyond expectations for me. They developed multiple strategies and pursued avenues I hadn’t considered. They know the law and were amazing at the hearing, outshining the opposition. They had the opposition scrambling to gain a foothold the entire hearing.
I’m a single mother and had been wrongfully terminated and denied unemployment benefits based on an unsubstantiated allegation that was untrue.
I was online all night one night looking for an attorney to help me and had sent out email requests to multiple attorneys. The first call I received was from Jennifer herself, bright and early the very next morning. She asked numerous questions to clarify facts about my case, then told me she thought I had a case and she would be happy to assist me. I received calls from two other attorneys later that day but they didn’t seem interested. One referred me to someone else who never called back. I hired Jennifer.
Jennifer and her team really cared about me, not just about winning the case. I would recommend Jennifer Jackson Spencer and her team to anyone who needs an employment attorney.
Liz – (see this on AVVO Reviews here)
Above and beyond expectations
I was referred to Jennifer by a couple of people who recommended her for help with my Employment Law issue. I had been recently laid off from a company who told me they were eliminating my position but I found out quite by accident that my position truly wasn’t eliminated, but renamed, and had been back-filled but someone who was younger and of a different race than me (I am over the age of 40). I originally went to the EEOC and they refused to help me so I called Jennifer to see if I had a potential case against my ex-employer. She agreed that I had a case and worked with me to write up a demand letter to my ex-employer. It took a couple of weeks to get a resolution made with my former employer and we were able to settle the matter out of court.
Jennifer and her associate attorney, James Hunnicutt, were very responsive to my phone calls and questions and I would highly recommend their services if you’re in need to assistance with an Employment Law issue.
Annonymous AVVO Review – (see it here)
Employment discrimination assistance
What a pleasure it was working with Mary Scott. She is the definition of a true professional. I was recently needing help with an employment issue and reached out to Mary. Her knowledge and expertise on the matter was superb. She and I discussed the situation and issues, developed a plan of action and she executed the strategy flawlessly. Made several recommendations along the way, held firm with our needs, kept me informed and we were able to get the best possible results. It was a pleasure having you on my side. Thanks, Mary
It was a pleasure having you on my side
Being a rapidly evolving small business in an innovative and creative industry brings its challenges. We needed help both to sustain and to grow our business. Mary provides the expertise we need by drafting a wide variety of agreements and providing sound advice necessary for us to deal with the large brands we work with daily. We rely on Mary’s brilliant ‘left brain’ to keep us on track.”
– Steve Dietz and Josh Bray, 900lbs of Creative, LLC
We rely on Mary’s brilliant ‘left brain’