Experienced employment law attorney
Location: Dallas, TX
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Allen Vaught is a licensed attorney with over two decades practicing in Texas. He has significant state and federal civil litigation experience, including numerous jury trials and bench trials. He primarily represents employees who are not paid all wages they are owed by their employers. Vaught has won every wage and hour case that he has taken to trial. In 2017, he was credited with obtaining the 12th highest settlement in Texas out of all cases, including non-employment cases, relative to a $3,758,851.41 settlement, exclusive of legal fees and costs, for oilfield workers.
Vaught served in the Texas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 where he was appointed as Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Defense and Veterans Affairs, Vice Chairperson of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Violent Crimes and Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Border, Health, and School Centered Emergencies. Vaught was also a member of the Family Law committee. He introduced and helped pass the Veterans’ Court Bill that made Texas the second state in the United States to address mental health needs of our Veterans in the state judicial system. He received top legislator awards from many non-partisan groups, including the Texas PTA, the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas, and the Texas District and County Attorneys’ Association.
Vaught served as a U.S. Army captain in Iraq from April 2003 until March 2004 and led the first Civil Affairs/PSYOPS team to enter Fallujah. After eventually being transferred to Sadr City, Vaught was injured by an IED. He was honorably discharged from the Army as a result of his injuries. Vaught’s awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, and Order of the Spur. His unit also received the Valorous Unit Award for their Fallujah operations.
- Texas, 1998, Mississippi, 2005. Vaught is also admitted to practice law in the following federal courts:
- United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Armed Forces.
- United States District Courts for the following Districts: Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; District of Colorado; Southern District of Indiana; Southern District of Mississippi; District of New Mexico; Northern District of Ohio; Western District of Oklahoma; Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.
- United States Court of Federal Claims.
- Named 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019 “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers publication (Employment and Labor Law emphasis – limited to top 5% of Texas lawyers).
- Texas Lawyer “Litigator of the Week” Award (Sep. 10, 2012) (relative to jury verdict for unpaid overtime wages for employees misclassified as independent contractors).