Amy Lee Dashiell

Amy has represented clients in complex commercial, energy and employment matters for over twenty years. Her practice includes litigating business disputes in both state and federal courts throughout the country, with a focus on energy litigation.

Amy is also board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience representing and advising employers in all areas of employment law, including trade secret, wage and hour, non-compete and discrimination litigation.

Representative Matters

Defended energy clients in litigation concerning various lease disputes, including royalty, drainage and development claims, and surface use issues.

Defended oil and gas operator in complex multi-district litigation involving over 150 royalty owners.

Obtained summary judgment for national corporation on a breach of contract claim brought by former executives.

Won a jury verdict for a national retailer in an age discrimination case in the Western District of Texas.

Obtained summary judgment for employers in numerous employment discrimination and retaliation cases nationwide, in both federal and state court.

Successfully opposed certification of a proposed nationwide class of employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to State Bar of Texas in 1997; U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern District of Oklahoma, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the District of Nebraska; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Tenth Circuits.


University of Texas, BBA, with honors, 1994

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1997

Articles and Presentations

Co-author, "Murphy v. Adams: A Reasoned Decision" for the Section Report of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, Vol 43, Number1/Fall 2018.

Selected Reported Cases

Lind, et. al. v. International Paper Company and Temple-Inland, Inc., 2014 WL 4187128 (W.D.Tex.)

Golden v. West Corp., 2012 WL 405457 (E.D.Wash.) (unpublished)

Hoogstra v. West Asset Management, Inc., 560 F.Supp.2d 515 (E.D.Tex. 2006)

King v. West Corp., 2006 WL 118577 (D.Neb.) (unpublished)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Canchola, 121 S.W.3d 735 (Tex. 2003)