Ogletree Deakins • Dallas, Texas
Visibility and Networking
700 Preston Commons
8117 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75225
Ms. Dreishmire is a Shareholder in the Dallas, Texas office of the national labor and employment law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. She represents employers in a variety of labor and employment law matters, including policy and contract drafting, counseling, investigations, administrative charges, lawsuits and appeals. Ms. Dreishmire specializes in the drafting and enforcement of employment agreements and non-competition and confidentiality agreements and spends the bulk of her time defending clients against claims of alleged employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, employment-related torts and other claims. She also advises employers on a wide spectrum of employment-related issues, including hiring, discipline and discharge, avoiding discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, investigating harassment and employee misconduct allegations and resolving workplace issues involving AIDS, drug testing, polygraph testing, privacy and other matters. Ms. Dreishmire also has extensive speaking and training experience concerning liability avoidance through appropriate employment practices.Texas Monthly named Ms. Dreishmire a ?Rising Star? for 2007. A number of high profile companies entrust her with their labor and employment matters, including Target Stores, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Home Depot. Ms. Dreishmire has successfully defended large, medium and small-sized clients against employment discrimination charges and lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions, including Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington.Ms. Dreishmire received her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she was a National Merit Scholar with a full-tuition scholarship. She then earned her law degree at the University of Houston. During law school, Ms. Dreishmire was a member of the Houston Law Review, working as a Note and Comment Editor during her third year, and served as the Prosecutor for the University of Houston Honor Court. Ms. Dreishmire has been an active participant and leader in a variety of non-profit and community organizations.
- College: B.A., Southwestern University, 1991
- Law School: J.D., University of Houston, 1994