Dunham & Jones, Employment Attorneys

In 1989, Paul J. Dunham opened Dunham & Jones in Austin, Texas. By 1997, the law firm expanded and opened an office in Fort Worth. Over the years, Dunham & Jones has helped thousands of clients with their legal issues. The employment attorneys at Dunham & Jones embody the dedication, skill, and zeal necessary to handle your case. You deserve to have your overtime case or unpaid wages dispute handled by skillful legal professionals.

Douglas B. Welmaker, Employment Attorney

Douglas B. Welmaker was raised in Houston, and has been practicing labor and employment law for 20 years, representing Defendants and Plaintiffs in both state and federal court. In the last seven years, he has limited his practice to representing employees who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Welmaker graduated in the top 15% of his law school class at South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he was an Assistant Editor of the South Texas Law Review. He received an American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in his class for Torts I, was on the Dean’s List for 4 semesters, and was a member of the Order of the Lytae.

Mr. Welmaker is a member of the Southern, Northern and Eastern Federal Districts of Texas and has given a number of presentations to HR professionals and executives regarding employment discrimination and navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Prior to limiting his practice to overtime claims, Mr. Welmaker was involved in litigating traditional labor law as well as employment law matters for Fortune 500 clients, such as Kroger, Safeway, Spaw Glass, Dow Chemical, and McDonald’s. Additionally, he prepared and edited employee handbooks, policies and procedures and advised clients with respect to human resources issues, investigations, and management and avoidance of lawsuits.

Mr. Welmaker has also litigated workers’ compensation retaliation cases, created affirmative action policies, assisted in the resolution of Unfair Labor Practice claims, managed OSHA investigations, and litigated a number of covenant not to compete matters.

Dunham & Jones has offices in Austin and Fort Worth, Texas. The Austin office is located on the corner of 18th Street and Guadalupe at 1800 Guadalupe Street, near the University of Texas campus and the Fort Worth office is located on Weatherford and Nichols at 1110 E. Weatherford Street in downtown Fort Worth easily accessed from IH 35W or HWY 121.