Paige Bennett

Partner
paige.bennett@dtlawyers.com
713.917.0024
Practice Areas: Appellate / Directors & Officers' Liability / Energy & Oil / ERISA & Employee Benefits / Internal Investigations & Claims Management / Labor & Employment / Non-Compete & Restrictive Covenant / Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Trade Secret


Biography

Paige began her career as a criminal prosecutor in San Diego, CA. In California, Paige prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies, including domestic violence and sex crimes, and she eventually became a level II Deputy District Attorney in the Placer County DA’s office where she first-chaired over twenty jury trials with a perfect track record. When Paige returned home to Texas, she joined Bracewell LLP, where she practiced with the Labor & Employment and Trial groups. At Bracewell, Paige handled complicated litigation, including arbitrations, multi-district litigation, and construction and contract disputes. Paige came to Daniels & Tredennick from Reed Smith LLP, where she was a Senior Associate in their nationally-acclaimed Labor & Employment group. There, Paige was the lead associate on all of her cases, including high-profile discrimination claims and class action wage-and-hour lawsuits.

Paige heads DT’s Labor & Employment Group. Paige prides herself on zealously representing her clients on all of their employment needs, such as litigating non-compete agreements, advising on companies’ policies and procedures, litigating discrimination claims on the state and federal levels, and negotiating executive employment agreements.

Paige was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Davidson College with a degree in English Literature, where she received the Abernethy Award and a Sunflower Lady Foundation Grant to support domestic violence prevention in Charlotte, NC. After teaching yoga in London for a year, Paige attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the International Lawyers’ Trial Advocacy Award. Paige and her husband Wesley, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, live with their son and twin daughters in Houston.

Representative Matters

Secured the dismissal of a class action wage-and-hour lawsuit against a large O&G client based on third-party beneficiary status of arbitration agreements.

Secured a jury verdict in favor of client in high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit.

Successfully negotiated the resolution of several class action wage-and-hour lawsuits.

Advised client on the independent contractor status of its sales force in all fifty U.S. states.

Oversaw the complete revision of client’s employee handbook to comply with the laws of dozens of states.

Secured the quick EEOC dismissal of a race discrimination claim against a large O&G client.

Advised client on the enforceability of executive employment agreements with employees located across several states.

Advised client on the proper procedure for handling reductions-in-force during company restructuring.

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A. Davidson College

Honors & Awards

Abernethy Award, Davidson College (2006)
Sunshine Lady Foundation “Sunflower” Grant (2006)
International Trial Lawyers’ Advocacy Award (2012)
Texas Bar Foundation Fellow (2018 – present)

Court Admissions

California
Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

Governance Board of the Friends of Child Advocates, Harris County
Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Endorsement Committee
Texas Bar Foundation Judicial Endorsement Committee
Houston Bar Association member
Houston Young Lawyers Association member

Previous Affiliations

Member of the Steering Committee of Houston’s Interfaith Ministries’ young professionals’ group (2017-2019)