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Marigny Lanier
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Practice Areas

Marigny Lanier practices in the areas of employer-employee relations counseling, employment litigation, civil rights litigation, employment law, harassment prevention training and civil service proceedings.

Client Work

As an employment law advisor, Ms. Lanier’s goal is claim avoidance and successful employer-employee relations. From the perspective of 30 years of trial experience, she coaches employers and governmental entities on “best practices” to avoid complicated and disruptive claims. She provides practical and legally accurate advice on discipline, termination, wage-hour compliance, family and medical leave benefits, unemployment compensation matters and other issues. At employer request, she prepares written employee policies or conducts compliance reviews of existing policies for legal sufficiency.

Acting as an outside consultant, Marigny conducts workplace investigations of employee grievances and harassment complaints and makes findings and recommendations for resolution. She represents municipal police departments and advises civil service commissions in connection civil service proceedings such as appeals of indefinite suspensions and police disciplinary actions.

Marigny Lanier has served as trial counsel in over 100 lawsuits and claims before federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, such as the EEOC and Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division and Civil Service Commissions. Her trial strategies emphasize the use of summary judgment proceedings or mediation for early and cost-effective resolution of claims.

Previous Work

The U.S. Department of Labor, Trial Attorney, 1975-1983

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1975
  • United District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Employment Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Fifth Circuit Court Bar Association
  • Texas Municipal Human Resources Association
  • Texas City Attorney Association

Recognitions

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Marigny Lanier is among the select lawyers who have earned the AV Peer Review Rating. An AV rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

In 2005, 2006 and 2007, Ms. Lanier was selected as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer®.

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • the University of Texas at Austin, B.J. 1972 (with honors)

Life Beyond the Bar

Marigny is married with two grown sons. Her outside interests include horseback riding, tennis, golf and hiking. She and her husband are supporters of The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Theater Center.

If you have questions about our legal services or to arrange an appointment with one of our Dallas attorneys, we invite you to call our office at (214) 706-0920, or contact us online.

Dallas Business Litigation Attorneys at Maris & Lanier, P.C. handle all legal aspects of a business, from employment law to commercial transactions to trial and litigation of claims in the DFW area including the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Grand Prairie, Arlington & Mesquite, TX.

Dallas Business Litigation Attorneys at Maris & Lanier, P.C. handle all legal aspects of a business, from employment law to commercial transactions to trial and litigation of claims in the DFW area including the cities of

Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Grand Prairie, Arlington & Mesquite, TX.