Sharon S. Gilmore is a senior attorney in the Dallas office of The Myers Law Group and practices Labor and Employment law.
Primary Focus & Experience
Ms. Gilmore started her legal career with the law offices of Schwartz & Eichelbaum, now Eichelbaum, Wardell, Hansen, Powell and Munoz. During her four-year tenure with the firm, Ms. Gilmore defended Texas school districts focusing on school law with an emphasis on Title VII and Age Discrimination in Employment cases. Due to Ms. Gilmore's assistance as second chair, one of her clients succeeded in a religious discrimination in employment matter. She has also successfully defended race and age discrimination claims.
In 2007, Ms. Gilmore joined Busch & Myers to further develop experience in labor and employment law. However, when she was offered an attorney position with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Ms. Gilmore decided to make a difference and learn more about laws addressing discrimination.
While working for the government, Ms. Gilmore gained experience in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibits discrimination against race, color, national origin, and religion), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 (also prohibits disability), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibits sex and gender discrimination), and Age Discrimination Act of 1975. During her tenure with the Department of Education, Ms. Gilmore honed her investigative skills and worked to ensure colleges/universities, school districts, and schools complied with the federal laws.
After nearly seven years with the Department of Education, Ms. Gilmore returned to The Myers Group. She practices labor and employment law and prides herself in assisting clients with difficult dilemmas.
Currently, Ms. Gilmore represents clients starting with EEOC level investigations and position statements. She also participates in mediation to settle disputes without the need for a trial. Ms. Gilmore plays an integral part in all aspects of litigation including drafting motions for summary judgment.
Ms. Gilmore works with private companies in the creation of employee handbooks, reviews them for compliance issues, and conducts employment investigations.
- Second chaired a Federal court jury trial regarding age and race discrimination claims in which the client prevailed on all issues.
- Second chaired a Federal court jury trial regarding Title VII religious discrimination claim in which the client prevailed on all issues.
- Secured Motion for Summary Judgment for communications company in race discrimination lawsuit.
- Facilitated resolution agreement to ensure a school district provided access to playground equipment for disabled students.
- Represented manufacturing company defending claims brought by employees regarding their compensation.
- Represented a healthcare provider faced with claims of employment discrimination in the workplace.
- Investigated human resources issues for a law firm and provided legal advice to circumvent further problems.
Recognition & Accomplishments
- Clients provide the best recognition when it comes to discussing Ms. Gilmore's accomplishments. One of her personal favorites comes from a Charlotte, North Carolina food industry business. After successfully representing them in a retaliation lawsuit, the company representative referred to Ms. Gilmore as her “favorite little lawyer.”
- Ms. Gilmore, a proud alumnus Texas A&M University – College Station, will be featured in the Texas Aggie Magazine for her years for generous giving to The Association of Former Students.
- Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow
- J.L. Turner Legal Association – President's Award (2008), highest member recognition
- Howard University School of Law Student Bar Association – Student of the Year (2002-2003)
- Howard University School of Law – Volunteer of the Year (2002-2003)
- B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Science, Texas A&M University – College Station
- M.A., Educational Administration, Texas A&M University – College Station
- J.D., Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
- State Bar of Texas – 2004
Admitted to Practice
- All Courts, State of Texas
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
- State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section
- Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
- J.L. Turner Legal Association