Reputation & Results

Representing employees in cases of employment discrimination,

wrongful termination, and sexual harassment

El Paso, Texas employment law attorney, John A. Wenke

25 years of Success
Results Driven
Client Oriented

John A. Wenke has extensive litigation and trial experience, having tried several civil and criminal cases in
both state and federal court.

An accomplished trial attorney

Mr. Wenke’s expertise has been recognized multiple times as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation.

In 2001, John received the largest
single-plaintiff employment law verdict in the United States
($30.5 million).

Best Lawyers in America

In 2011, Mr. Wenke was named Employment Lawyer of the Year in El Paso by “Best Lawyers in America”.

El Paso, Texas employment law attorney, John A. Wenke, represents employees of all levels, including management employees.

Best Lawyers in America

Mr. Wenke has been recognized in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Labor and Employment law.

About Our Office

John A. Wenke

El Paso, Texas Employment Law Attorney

John A. Wenke, represents employees of all levels, including management employees, in cases of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, severance negotiations and other employment related matters.
John A. Wenke (pronounced when’ key) was raised in El Paso, Texas. After attending West Point, he graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University School of Law. He has practiced law in El Paso since 1993.

 

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An Accomplished Trial Attorney

Mr. Wenke’s expertise has been recognized multiple times as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation, as well as the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Labor and Employment law.

Employment Lawyer of the Year in El Paso

In 2011, Mr. Wenke was named Employment Lawyer of the Year in El Paso by “Best Lawyers in America”.

Verdicts and Results

In 2001, he received the largest single-plaintiff employment law verdict in the United States ($30.5 million).

Legal Services

Our law office provides a variety of services, ranging from legal counseling, to representations at the EEOC, grievance hearings, civil service appeals, mediations, arbitrations, litigation and trials in both state and federal court.
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Call for a Consultation

If you have been terminated or believe your employment rights have been violated, you can call our office at (915) 351-8877, or e-mail us below.

Our Practice Areas

Discrimination

Wrongful Termination

Sexual Harassment

Retaliation

Whistleblower Cases

Layoffs

Terminations

Employment Contracts

Severance Negotiations

Recognized multiple times as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in both Employment Litigation and Labor and Employment Law by the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine and Law and Politics magazine.
Only 5% of all lawyers in Texas are named to this prestigious listing.

“Texas Super Lawyer”

Selected Verdicts

Selected cases are listed.
Every case is different and similar results may not be obtained in your case.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Jones v. The Toro Company (2001)
Workers’ comp retaliation. Jury Verdict $30,475,000. The Jones verdict was included in the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2001, and was the largest single plaintiff employment verdict in the nation.
In Re: M.D. (2010)
National Origin Discrimination. Jury Verdict $5,804,109.
Richardson v. The Eureka Co. (2005)
Gender discrimination and retaliation. Jury Verdict $1,907,051.
Edwards v. Aaron Rents (2006)
Gender discrimination. Jury Verdict $1,413,000.
Vielma v. ACC Holdings Inc. d/b/a Air Cargo Carriers Inc. (2013)
Age discrimination. Jury Verdict $690,060.
Breaux v. US Dept. of Treasury (2000)
Race discrimination. Jury Verdict $500,000.
Ortiz v. SCM Management (1999)
Workers’ comp retaliation. Jury Verdict $362,500.
Edwards v. Age Industries (2007)
Breach of employment contract. Arbitration Award $268,833.
Juhl v. R.M. Trust (2002)
Breach of Contract. Jury Verdict $252,625.
GW v. FCorp (2010)
Sexual harassment. Arbitration Award $125,000.
McClaren v. Morrison Management Specialists, Inc. (2003)
Age discrimination. Jury Verdict $10,400,000.
King v. WT Lighting Corp (2002)
Age discrimination. Jury Verdict $2,269,844.
Carmona v. El Paso Healthcare Ltd. d/b/a Las Palmas Medical Ctr. (2002)
Age discrimination. Jury Verdict $1,614,488.
Jackson v. Host International, Inc. (2009)
Age discrimination and retaliation. Jury Verdict $983,500.
Monarrez et al v. Ysleta Independent School District (2000)
Gender discrimination. Jury Verdict $503,000.
Yates v. MCI WorldCom (2002)
Race discrimination and retaliation. Jury Verdict $375,000.
Strickland v. Aaron Rents (2005)
Gender discrimination and retaliation. Jury Verdict $275,530.
JNR v. Readyone f/k/a National Center for the Employment of the Disabled (2008)
Disability discrimination. Arbitration Award $261,233.
Minjares v. Phelps Dodge Copper Products (2003)
Age discrimination. Arbitration Award $128,448.

Attorney Profile

John A. Wenke

John A. Wenke (pronounced when’ key) was raised in El Paso, Texas. After attending West Point, he graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University School of Law. He has practiced law in El Paso since 1993.

Before opening his law office, John was a felony prosecutor with the El Paso District Attorney’s Office, and he also worked for a local law firm representing large corporations and insurance companies.

He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

John has extensive litigation and trial experience, having tried several civil and criminal cases in both state and federal court. In 2001, he received the largest single-plaintiff employment law verdict in the United States ($30.5 million).

 

Recognized multiple times as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in both Employment Litigation and Labor and Employment Law by the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine and Law and Politics magazine. Only 5% of all lawyers in Texas are named to this prestigious listing.
Recognized multiple times in the “Best Lawyers in America” publication in the area of Labor and Employment Law.
Selected as one of the “Top 50 Lawyers in Central and West Texas” by Texas Super Lawyers.  This ranking encompasses attorneys in Austin, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas.
Named to the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer.
Awarded an “AV rating” by Martindale-Hubbell which identifies lawyers with very high to preeminent legal abilities.
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.
“John does an excellent job for his clients.”

Peer review on Lawyers.com

Contact Us

Law Office of John A. Wenke

501 E. California Ave., El Paso, Texas 79902

Location

501 E. California Ave., El Paso, Texas 79902

Call Us

Tel. (915) 351-8877  |  Fax (915) 351-9955
Request A Consultation
If you have been terminated or believe your employment rights have been violated, you can call our office at (915) 351-8877, or e-mail us here.

Because our office takes only a small number of select cases, we have a two-tiered screening process. Callers will initially be questioned over the telephone by a legal assistant regarding their potential claims. There is no fee for this screening. After the information is reviewed by the attorney, the caller will be advised whether the matter is the type of case Mr. Wenke may be able to assist with. If so, an office consultation will then be scheduled for a later date.

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