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Adam Boland

Senior Counsel
Office

San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Fax: 210.258.2744
Education
J.D., cum laude, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 2004, St. Mary’s Law Journal (Staff Writer, 2002-2003); Harlan Society; Order of the Barristers
B.B.A., McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, 2001
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Adam Boland

Senior Counsel

Adam Boland focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of employment law. He advises and defends clients in federal and state employment-related lawsuits and agency claims, including actions involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Adam's experience includes representing employers in cases involving employee theft of trade secrets, non-compete agreements, defamation, fraud, business interference and violation of fiduciary duties by an employee to his/her employer.

While managing a successful litigation practice that includes defending employers in trials and in arbitration proceedings, Adam also provides advice to employers concerning

  • litigation avoidance,
  • wage and hour laws,
  • leaves of absence,
  • employee discipline,
  • hiring and termination issues,
  • privacy claims,
  • reductions in force, and
  • other issues arising in the human resources context.

Additionally, Adam has extensive experience managing comprehensive Fair Labor Standards Act audits for employers of all sizes.

Adam is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained affirmation of summary judgment from Fifth Circuit in favor of national employer in suit brought by former administrative employee alleging claims of retaliation under the False Claims Act.
  • Obtained arbitration award for healthcare entity in suit brought by former employee alleging race and age discrimination.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of Texas in favor of national call center in suit brought by former employee alleging failure to accommodate, disability discrimination and retaliation.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Western District of Texas in favor of national manufacturing employer in suit brought by former employee alleging disability discrimination.
  • Obtained affirmation of summary judgment from Fifth Circuit in favor of employer in suit brought by former warden alleging claims of age, sex, race and national origin discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment.
  • Obtained jury verdict in Western District of Texas in favor of employer in suit brought by former employee alleging race discrimination and retaliation.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Western District of Texas in favor of employer in suit brought by former employee alleging FMLA violations and retaliation.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of Texas in favor of national institute of higher education in suit brought by former employee alleging age discrimination under the Texas Labor Code.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of Texas in favor of correctional institution in suit filed by employee alleging age, sex, race and national origin discrimination, and retaliation under the Texas Labor Code.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of Texas in favor of correctional institution in suit filed by employee alleging race and age discrimination.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of Texas in favor of correctional institution in suit brought by former female warden alleging claims of age, sex and race discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Western District of Texas in favor of employer in suit brought by former employee alleging disability discrimination.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Western District of Texas in favor of national insurance company in suit brought by former employee alleging disability and age discrimination.
  • Obtained jury verdict in Bexar County, Texas District Court in favor of insured in suit brought by individual asserting numerous tort claims.
  • Obtained jury verdict in Bexar County, Texas County Court in favor of insured in suit brought by individual asserting numerous tort claims.
  • Obtained arbitration award for national employer in suit brought by employee alleging wrongful termination and hostile work environment.

PRESENTATIONS

  • How to Conduct an Effective Workplace Investigation, Rio Grande Valley SHRM Conference (September 2017)
  • Snap(chat), Crackle and Pop: Social Media in the Workplace, Strasburger's Employment Law Breakfast Series (September 2017)
  • Practices to Avoid and Handle Harassment and Sex Discrimination Claims, Annual Texas NAHRO Conference (June 2017)
  • The Four Horsemen of the Employment Industry, Strasburger's Employment Law Breakfast Series (April 2017)
  • Does the New Administration Build a Wall or a Bridge for Employers?, San Antonio CPA Society (March 2017)
  • President Trump's First Year and Legislative Update, Strasburger's Employment Law Breakfast Series (January 2017)
  • Topics Sure to Curl Any HR Elf's Toes, Strasburger's Employment Law Series (December 2016)
  • Best Practices for Background Checks, Applications and Hiring, Rio Grande Valley SHRM (November 2016)
  • How to Avoid FLSA Violations, Rio Grande Valley Human Resources Consortium (November 2016)
  • New Federal Overtime Regulation, Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2016)
  • No Pot, No Tats, No Cigs, No Gig, San Antonio CPA Society (October 2016)
  • Wages, Immigration, and Other Hot Topics: What Employers Can Expect in 2017, Dallas FEI (October 2016)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Rules and Revisions, Lower Valley SHRM Conference (September 2016)
  • Reducing Risks and Defending Pay Bias Claims, San Antonio Human Resources Association (August 2016)
  • Navigating Complex Human Resources Issues, Association of Corporate Counsel - South/Central Texas (August 2016)
  • DOL Changes on the Horizon? How Will They Impact You in 2016?, Strasburger's Employment Law Series (June 2016)
  • Hiring Do's and Don'ts - Tools For Building Your Ideal Team, Emerging Medical Technologies Seminar (May 2016)
  • New Texas Open Carry Law, Lower Valley Chapter SHRM (May 2016)
  • Major Employment Concerns for 2016, San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (May 2016)
  • Major Employment Concerns for 2016, Entrepreneurs' Organization of San Antonio (March 2016)
Awards/Achievements
Named among the Best Lawyers by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2013-2016)
Outstanding Leadership Contribution, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program (2010)
Membership
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Texas Bar Association, Member
San Antonio Federal Bar Association, Member
American Inns of Court, Member
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Advocate
Bulverde Little League, President
McMurry Alumni Association, Board of Directors
SJRC Texas, Board of Directors
Practice Areas
Labor & Employment