At The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to defending federal government· employees' rights to a workplace free from wrongful, retaliatory and discriminatory actions. We seek full compensation for those whose rights have been violated and for those who have been injured at work, and we seek positive outcomes for those who face disciplinary actions. From offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, DC, we represent all federal employees from all federal agencies throughout the United States, no matter where your job is located. Clients include employees in all positions and pay grades: administrative personnel, supervisors, managers, executives, regional directors and contractors. We also represent agencies, employee associations and unions.
Our law firm is focused on providing comprehensive legal representation in federal labor and employment law. We represent federal government employees in MSPB (Merit Systems Protection Board) cases of disciplinary action or removal. We seek justice for federal employees through EEOC claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation or wrongful termination. We assist injured government workers in OWCP (federal workers' compensation) claims and appeals to secure their rightful benefits.
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Call The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C. today at 214-396-6364 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Bobby Devadoss is an experienced and hardworking attorney with a significant background in handling a wide variety of labor and employment cases within the federal sector. After graduating from law school with Cum laude (Honors), Bobby Devadoss, knowing that he wanted to be a labor & employment attorney, accepted a position with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) as a federal labor attorney. During his tenure with the FLRA, Attorney Devadoss handled numerous complex cases in just about every area of federal sector labor-employment law. Based on his job performance and his reputation, Attorney Devadoss was approached by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to join their agency. Attorney Devadoss accepted the position with FAA where he diligently served FAA's management for several years before starting this law firm where he now exclusively represents federal employees.
Debra Hauser is a Managing Attorney with our law firm and has a passion for representing federal employees with their work-related problems. Ms. Hauser holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law where she was a Co-founder and Officer of the International Law Society. Debra also served as a Volunteer for the Texas Wesleyan Law Camp giving young boys and girls the opportunity to learn about the field of law. She interned with a Personal Injury Firm in Dallas prior to joining the Devadoss Law Firm. Ms. Hauser focuses her practice on Transactional and Administrative Law with an emphasis in Federal Worker's Compensation and OPM Disability Retirement. She has represented hundreds of federal employees in their Federal Worker's Compensation cases across the country and has overturned multiple denial decisions both at the District Office and Board levels.
Stephanie Glynn Bernstein is a Senior Litigation Counsel with our law firm and she also shares our passion for helping federal government employees with their work-related problems. Ms. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Emory University School of Law, where she served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the International Law Review. Stephanie has served as an intern for a U.S. EEOC Judge as well as an intern for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor and the U.S. Senate. Ms. Bernstein focuses her practice on litigating labor and employment cases, with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has represented hundreds of federal employees in EEOC and MSPB cases in administrative courts across the country and has a strong track record of successfully negotiating settlements on behalf of her clients. She also has extensive experience in arbitration hearings and sensitive investigations and routinely drafts responses to proposed discipline.
Sara Kincaid is a Supervisory Attorney with our law firm and manages all Senior Associate and Associate Attorneys on our Federal Worker's Compensation Team. She holds a Bachelor's degree in History with honors from Baylor University and earned her Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law. She has spent a majority of her career navigating the Government and Federal Agencies. Before joining the Devadoss Law Firm, she assisted major corporations in filings with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Attorney Kincaid specializes in administrative law with a particular focus on Federal Worker's Compensation cases. She has guided hundreds of federal employees through all stages of their federal worker's compensation cases from filing claims to the schedule award process. Attorney Kincaid has been highly successful and has a strong record in obtaining favorable decisions for her clients in a variety of complex and unique federal worker's compensation cases.
Tyler Sroufe is a Senior Associate Attorney with our law firm. Attorney Sroufe's practice is primarily dedicated to assisting federal employees with their EEOC and MSPB claims. He has achieved favorable results for his clients through litigation and settlement and is committed to advocating on behalf of employees in the public sector. Attorney Sroufe graduated from The University of New Mexico with a degree in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has a passion for community involvement and was awarded The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Service Award for his work at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Ryan Aubrey is an associate attorney with our law firm. Ryan is firmly committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Attorney Aubrey's practice is focused on assisting federal employees with their EEO claims. Mr. Aubrey graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. While in law school, he externed for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa and was a summer intern for Judge Jay Bender in Collin County.
Samantha Burns in an Associate Attorney committed to advocating for federal employees as part of our Federal Worker's Compensation Department. Samantha graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in History and earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of Law. Prior to joining our law firm Samantha had worked in Personal Injury and other torts related matters. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys traveling, live music, game nights, and playing with her dog, Bailey.
Garrett Rogers is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is committed to assisting federal employees with their workers' compensation claims. Attorney Rogers primarily handles cases within our Federal Worker's Compensation Department. Mr. Rogers received his Bachelor's Degree from Southern Methodist University and attended Wake Forest University School of Law to obtain his Juris Doctorate. During law school, Mr. Rogers was a member of the Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property and in his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, watching sporting events, and traveling.
Aubrey Rush is an Associate Attorney with a primary focus on EEO claims where she represents federal employees against discriminatory practices. Aubrey graduated magna cum laude from Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law where she was honored with the 2016 Faulkner Law Advocacy Award. During law school, Aubrey externed with the Honorable Judge W. Harold Albritton, III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and interned with Judge Michael Joiner of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. She also served on the Faulkner Law Review Board and participated in the Board of Advocates, competing in mock trial and appellate competitions.
Morgan Smith is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Morgan is committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Morgan graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology and earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, Morgan was a student attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic and a summer extern for a Justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, playing with her dogs, and volunteering with local organizations.
"The Devadoss Law Firm always returned my call or email in a timely manner and always treated me with utmost respect. They took the time to help me with my issues and got my Disability Retirement approved through OPM. They knew how to deal with the federal bureaucracy. I am so thankful to have come across their service. Thank you." - Brandon B.
"Attorney Debra Hauser and the Devadoss Law Firm has truly been awesome in winning my case for Disability Retirement. Total commitment and dedication to the client. Also, excellent representation and professionalism. Thank you so much for all your help." - Robert J.
"I value the firm. They took time to help me with my issues and I would recommend the Devadoss Law Firm to others." - Jack B.
"I retained the Devadoss Law Firm, PLLC to represent me in two federal employment cases: A Worker’s comp (OWCP) case and a disability retirement (OPM) case. In both cases, The Devadoss Law Firm did a fantastic job, winning both cases, despite considerable opposition, and I remain very satisfied with the service I received. The Devadoss Law Firm knows their stud and will fight for their clients’ interests! Their rates are reasonable, and their service is reliable. I would recommend the Devadoss Law firm wholeheartedly to anyone who may be in need of strong, reliable legal representation." - Nancy B.
"The best business decision that I ever made was to hire Bobby Devadoss and his associates to represent me in my complaint of age discrimination and retaliation against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. I speak from personal experience, since I have been across the table from Bobby in a Federal arbitration case, and then, thankfully, as his client in my EEOC trial. There are two reasons why Bobby and his colleagues are the best bet if you want the best representation: (1) Bobby has more and better experience as a Federal attorney himself in investigating complaints of wrongdoing on the part of Federal agencies and prosecuting violations; and (2) most importantly, Bobby is a bit of a pit bull who has a remarkable ability to corner and pounce on hostile witnesses during cross-examination.
"In my case, for instance, Bobby maneuvered my ex-boss into admitting that he lied in certifying that my performance appraisal document was true. We haven't received the Judge's decision yet, but I'm sure that my boss's confession won't hurt me a bit. Whatever the outcome, I am totally happy with the choice of the Devadoss law Firm to handle my case!" - John N.
" Bobby your firm is #1 in my book! Awesome job! I will forever sing your praises. Thank you so much to you and your team for representing me. Keep up the good work Representing Federal Employees." - M. A. (Federal Human Resource Manager)
"I would like to thank everyone at the firm on the outstanding work that was done on my case. I would also like to Thank Debra for the Outstanding job that she did for me with dealing with all involved. She was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for anyone else. Great job!!!!!!!" - Linda J.
"The following information is being provided to alert the public to the excellent/outstanding services provided to me by the Devadoss Law Firm in particularly Attorneys Bobby Devadoss and Debra L. Hauser: In November 2013 I experienced another severe back problem/injury which resulted in me undergoing a third back surgery in August 2014. During this time period Attorney, Bobby Devadoss informed me that based on what I was sharing with him about how my back injury occurred I may have a workman comp claim against my employer. He then introduced me to Attorney, Debra L. Hauser one of the lead lawyer in his law practice. Once I decided to move forward with filing my workman comp case, she took complete charge of the situation. She led me patiently in the right direction that provided, in my favor, a positive outcome. I had no knowledge of how to proceed as a layman in order to be successful outside of filing an application. However, I soon founded out that the most crucial and vital part of my submission was providing the right information the first time and she was masterful. Without her there would be no success story for me, only gloom and doom. She and her entire staff/office were excellent throughout my journey with the maze of paperwork and workman comp rules. Her professionalism, ease of verbal communications we shared and serious care displayed towards my outcome were heartwarming as a lawyer. She always made herself available to me and for this I say thanks and she will be in my debt for life " - Howard O.
"The Devadoss Law Firm won an MSPB appeal for my whistle-blower retaliation case against my agency. This law firm handled my case with integrity and they actually care about their clients. Ms. Stephanie Bernstein handled my MSPB appeal. She is professional, highly skilled, and extremely knowledgeable. As a result, I won the appeal. I would highly recommend her if you ever find yourself in the very unfortunate position of filing an appeal because it is extremely unlikely you can handle it on your own. When you are going against something as huge and complex as the federal government it is important that you use a law firm that practices in this area exclusively. I would refer this law firm to my coworkers and friends." - Christine R.
"I wanted an office that deals with the federal government and this law firm had a good understanding of the federal employment issues and they got me the results that I was seeking n my case. I would refer this law firm to my friends and co-workers" - Karen H.
" I am completely satisfied with Attorney Sara Kincaid and the Devadoss Law Firm. In fact I have given their contact information and name to 6 coworkers since I am so impressed with all of the team. Sara was INCREDIBLY patient when working with me with a lot of evidence and so many details. I feel she helped me tremendously!" - Tara B.
"I first encountered Bobby over the telephone for advise and reassurance after facing a troubling and intimidating incident as a federal employee three weeks out of orientation. Bobby directed me on how to protect myself and what would possibly unfold. Not only was Bobby correct in his assessment, Bobby and his pleasant staff were there with assistance and a smile when I needed legal help. We prevailed and I am grateful for the assistance and accommodating fees. I have dealt with legal staff before and I could not say I have ever been as satisfied with my representation as I was with Bobby's firm Thank you Bobby and staff. " - Fred C.
" My OWCP case was denied by DOL and this law firm got my case accepted. The lawyers in this Firm are very knowledgeable about OWCP and they got my Recurrence claim accepted. I would 100% refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers and I have done so already!" - Rosalinda
"I wish to thank Debra Hauser, senior counsel, and the Devadoss Law Firm from the bottom of my heart for the outstanding job you did by resolving my claim with the Department of Labor/Office of Workers' Compensation. I could not have gotten those results without you. Dealing with those claims examiners was a daunting task. You definitely know the laws and regulations involved. Whatever they threw at us you handled promptly and professionally. Your empathy, knowledge and sincerity were genuinely appreciated. You understood what I was going through.
Receiving reinstatement of my monthly compensation and backpay has been life changing. I can now breathe much easier and walk with a much lighter step.
I am very grateful to Bobby Devadoss for accepting my case and assigning Debra Hauser to it. Without any hesitation I would recommend the Devadoss Law Firm to any federal employee who needs an attorney." - Lorraine J.
"I would like to also say that from the very beginning I have had nothing but help and treated with respect and genuine caring. Debra Houser has been such a great help to me. I have talked to her when it was the darkest of days for me, when I hung up with her I was seeing the sun shine through. There is a special touch that is given that does not come from other Law Offices. I am glad that I have this Firm handling my case and taking care of me. I would like to thank the staff for always being prompt and knowing." - Ronna C.
"I was wrongfully terminated and this law firm helped me get my job back. Bobby Devadoss always kept me informed about the status of my case and he got me the results that I was seeking in my case. The firm charged me reasonable fees for its services and I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers." - E .R-T.
I owe such great respect and appreciation to The Devadoss Law Firm PLLC. They accepted and represented my case before the Board in an appeal to stop the recension of ALL my OWCP medical benefits after a prior acceptance decision. Accepting my case, Debra and her wonderful team IMMEDIATELY went to work. Just 2 days after accepting my case Debra called me and had fully evaluated the evidence and did a complete layout of my case sighting numerous laws and cases supporting my appeal. (Besides this, her team called me numerous times within those days keeping me abreast of the situation and making sure I was OK.) With great respect, courtesy, knowledge and assurance, Debra and her caring staff answered all my questions and concerns. I knew this was a tremendous team of experts representing myself and my case. I felt I had a tremendous burden lifted off of me and replaced with reassurance. Bobby, Debra, Stephanie, Jessica, Andrea and the entire staff of The Devadoss Law Firm deeply and personally care. They show this by handling cases with truth and PURE love and respect of the law. With this great dedication and fairness they won my OWCP appeal proficiently and professionally. They have further represented me in other issues that have come up from my work injury.
Their firm charges very reasonable rates. It would be a great blessing to anyone needing federal law assistance to have this great law firm representing you. I would and have recommended them to others and will retain their superb services. I ask God's blessings on each of the firm. You all are miracle workers. - Tins S.
Thank u so very much and for all you have done for me. I owe Devadoss Law Firm and especially you [Debra] a dozen roses. God thank u so much!! - Billy H.
"It is a very scary thing to go through an internal OIG or OIA investigation. This law firm helped me a great deal with this process and they made sure that I understood my rights and provided me with great assistance during this difficult period. My agency wrongfully found me to be unsuitable and this firm helped me to show that I was in fact suitable and I was able to retain my federal job. Bobby Devadoss got me the results that I was seeking in my case." - Elizabeth Y.
"There I was, performing the duties of a risk manager. I had made a number of positive changes in the program and while all the changes were not appreciated they were all needed. I had kudos from my manager and what seemed like a bright future performing an unpopular but necessary task. The next thing I knew I was being accused of trying to hide a single peer review. No reason or motive was ever given. I was removed from my job for six months while they investigated the matter. There was a board of inquiry formed which had been prefaced with details of my accusers. I had no information on the questions they would ask and no way of preparing to answer their questions. They found my answers questionable as to their authenticity. I was threatened with termination for being late on a single peer review! That is when Mr. Devadoss stepped in and took my case. He was able to turn termination into a three day suspension. You just can't understand how upsetting all of these events are until you are there. You won't have any warning and when it happens your network of supporters and friends melts away out of fear. You need someone to stand by you. You need Mr. Devadoss.
Bobby took the time to help me with my issues, he promptly returned my calls and Got me the results that I was seeking in my case. This law firm handled my case with integrity and they actually care about their clients. I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworker. " - John, H
"The lawyers in this Firm are very knowledgeable about OWCP. Attorney Jenifer Raymond took the time to help me with my issues and she got me the results that I was seeking in my case. I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers." - Charles, N
"Debra, I wanted to extend to you my highest gratitude for the exhausting work you did to win Charler's case. There are absolutely no words in the English language that can describe the miraculous work you did. Any lawyer who is able to break through and win a case with the hard core bureaucratic red tapes of constant denials and abuse from the personnel of the USPS and U.S. Department of Labor is a miraculous defense lawyer. If I could think of a better word than miraculous to describe your dedication, persistence, and determination to win this case for us I would have used it.
We will with NO reservations refer individuals who have been defeated and exhausted by this bureaucracy directly to you.
Thank you again, again, and again....." - F.G.
"My experience with the Devadoss Law Firm was very positive. The outcome that the Devadoss Law Firm achieved literally saved my 25+ years professional career from total ruin. I was in a tenuous whistleblower/retaliation situation, involving a federal agency, in which I had little recourse on my own. Mr. Devadoss provided excellent legal guidance and was always upfront with me. He, as well as his staff, also understood the "human side" of the emotional impact that a client experiences. They treated me with compassion, dignity, and respect as a worthy, creditable person. Mr. Devadoss and his staff promptly responded to my emails and /or phone calls and did not charge me for every single inquiry, as many law firms do. Mr. Devadoss' legal fees were fair and reasonable, and he explained everything; there were no "hidden fees". I will definitely recommend the Devadoss Law Firm to anyone who has an employment issue with a government agency." - M.S.M.
"The lawyers in this firm are very knowledgeable about OWCP. They promptly returned my calls and always kept me informed about my case. OWCP denied several of my conditions and this law firm got those conditions added. They charged me reasonable fees and they got me the results that I was seeking in my case. This law firm handled my case with integrity and I would refer this law firm to my friends" - Joel C.
" I want to personally thank you for the professionalism and expertise that he brought to my case. You took my case that appeared hopeless and gave me hope. Not only did he help me to achieve the most favorable outcome possible, you were straightforward and honest with your recommendations. You are truly a God sent! I pray that God will continue to bless you and to help those who are in need." - Mardecia W.
"I first filed a claim without an attorney and missed an important step. Debra Hauser caught the mistake and got my claim accepted. It's very stressful and frustrating trying to deal with OWCP on your own. After hiring Devadoss law Firm , I was able to relax, knowing they would take care of everything. I would definitely recommend Devadoss law Firm." - Juanita M.
"You are so incredibly efficient and your efforts far exceed my hopes for help with dealing with DOL in these silly circles they run in. My colleagues know my own personal experience with having played hardball with DOL on my own. I routinely get asked questions and now my immediate response is to ask, 'have you considered an attorney?'. Any and all things I can learn to better assist my colleagues and hopefully convince more not to play DOL's games alone would allow me to better serve my friends both colleagues and my new friends of you all." - P.A.
"My OWCP case was denied by DOL and this law firm got my case accepted and got me the results I was seeking in my case. THANK YOU SO MUCH Debra for all you have done for me. The fee was very fair and it is challenging to find anyone who will take on the feds because they have become so powerful (and corrupt)". - Kae A.
"The Devadoss Law Firm has to be the best kept secret in the State of Texas, and I cannot imagine a person with a legal concern not using them. This firm and its personnel were caring, and administered my case professionally. My Representative kept in close contact with me on each issue that came up, and followed-up to make sure we had a successful conclusion to each problem.
Due to the outstanding work of The Devadoss Law Firm; I have been fully restored my Disability Income, which was terminated and I also was awarded dependent payments from The Department of Labor.
I would confidently recommend this firm to anyone, because they know how to navigate the system and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the regulations yielding a positive outcome for their client.
Again, thank you for a job well done!!!!!" - Goldie S.
"Excellent counsel; Knowledgeable; and would recommend this firm to those is need of excellent legal support . Thanks again Debra for all that you are doing for me." - L.W.
"Due to the efficiency of Debra Hauser, Stephanie Bernstein and everyone at the Devadoss Law Firm, my dealings with OWCP have been almost pleasant. They handle everything for me (this is my favorite part) as I would NEVER want to do this alone. Thanks so much." - R.B.
"This law firm took the time to help me with my issues. They had a good understanding of the federal employment issues and got me the results that I was seeking in my case. They charged me reasonable fees for their services and I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers." - B.B.
"Bobby Devadoss had a good understanding of the federal employment issues and he knew how to deal with the federal government and its bureaucracy. This firm charged me reasonable fees for its services and I got the feeling that they actually cared about their clients. When you are going against something as complex and huge as the federal government it is very important to use a law firm that practices in this area of law exclusively. This law firm was very knowledgeable about the various process and procedures that is involved in these cases and I felt very comfortable with their representation. This law firm handled my case with integrity and they actually care about their clients. I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers." - Jorge G.
"Debra took the time to help me with my issues. I got the feeling that they actually cared about their clients. The lawyers in this firm are very knowledgeable about OWCP and they got me the results I was seeking in my case. This law firm was very knowledgeable about the various process and procedures that is involved in these cases and I felt very comfortable with their representation. The staff was very friendly and I would refer this law firm to my friends and coworkers." - Thomas P.
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