Kalandra N. WheelerEmployment Lawyer
Kalandra N. Wheeler is a trial lawyer with Rob Wiley, P.C. representing employees in Houston and surrounding areas. Ms. Wheeler is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees and helping individuals understand what is often a confusing and stressful process. Ms. Wheeler represents employees with various types of claims, including those brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ms. Wheeler also represents employees in governmental administrative proceedings, including those held before the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Wheeler was a criminal defense attorney dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals that found themselves facing the most difficult situations of their lives. Ms. Wheeler fought to protect clients from criminal convictions, obtain reduced charges, and avoid jail or prison sentences.
Additionally, Ms. Wheeler has represented countless clients before Administrative Law Judges of the State Office of Administrative Hearings. In a system where the odds were against her clients, Ms. Wheeler’s knowledge of law and procedure, along with her attention to detail when examining the evidence, resulted in numerous favorable administrative rulings. Due to her success, Ms. Wheeler was invited by the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association to share her strategies with other lawyers. Ms. Wheeler was voted by her peers to Fort Worth Magazine’s 2013 Top Attorney list.
In order for the legal system to work, Ms. Wheeler believes there must be attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of individual. Ms. Wheeler brings her years of experience and passion to a practice dedicated to protecting employees against big business employers.
Aside from working to protect employee rights, Ms. Wheeler provides valuable counsel to her clients. When employees face discrimination, are terminated after long careers with an employer, or face retaliation for standing up against injustice, the experience can be quite emotional. In order for her clients to make the best decisions possible under the strain of dealing with workplace injustice, Ms. Wheeler offers honest, valuable advice to help employees seeking legal guidance.
Ms. Wheeler graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville where she was on the Dean’s List, a member of the 2005 mid-west regional championship and national semi-finalist Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, a member of W. B. Putman American Inns of Court, and was nominated for the Jessup Moot Court Team. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Wheeler attended the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science.
Ms. Wheeler is licensed to practice law in Texas. She is admitted to practice in the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts of Texas, as well as Texas state courts. Mr. Wheeler is happy to have the opportunity to represent Houston workers against workplace injustice.