A Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Ms. Narvaez has extensive experience advising and defending clients in a variety of labor and employment matters. She has represented clients before the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, state and federal courts, and other regulatory bodies.
In addition to litigation experience, Ms. Narvaez brings to Estes Thorne & Carr the knowledge and experience she gained through her years as a human resource professional. This in-depth knowledge into the day-to-day issues businesses face in managing employees allows her to craft policies, procedures and training designed to mitigate the potential for litigation and better defend the employer in the event litigation occurs.
She previously served as Assistant Attorney General in Ohio where she defended state and county agencies in complex employment disputes. She also served as a Human Resources Policy Attorney for Ohio where she wrote and advised on the rules and policies for governmental employees.
“Monica has a unique understanding of the issues, policies and regulations facing those making tough employment-related decisions,” said managing partner Jessica Thorne. “We are very excited she is joining our team.”
Ms. Narvaez’s work includes representing clients in matters related to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, OSHA, and Americans with Disabilities Act policies and procedures. She also has led internal audits and advised on immigration issues. Her work earned recognition among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas by the Texas Diversity Council in 2018 and the Small Business Turnaround of the Year Award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
“The reputation of Estes Thorne & Carr is outstanding both in the courtroom and as it relates to relationship-building, which is vitally important in labor and employment law,” said Ms. Narvaez. “I am excited to have the opportunity to practice at a dynamic firm that understands and fosters that approach.”
She graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2003. She also earned, with distinction, an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and an MBA from Schiller International University, Paris and London.
Entering its 11th year, Estes Thorne & Carr’s collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys represents clients in commercial litigation, labor and employment, ERISA litigation, family law, and appellate matters. A Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-certified business, Estes Thorne & Carr is one of the largest women-owned law firms in the Southwest. Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas, 75219.