The Texas employment lawyers at Wiley Wheeler, P.C. are dedicated to representing employees in matters against employers. In fact, Wiley Wheeler, P.C. is one of the only Texas law firms focused exclusively on representing employees, not employers. Wiley Wheeler, P.C. is a team of Texas employment lawyers who are dedicated to representing hardworking clients that suffer from workplace injustice, and the Texas employment lawyers at our firm fight for the rights of every employee we represent.
Texas employment trial lawyer Robert J. Wiley established his principle Dallas office in March of 2000. In 2014, Kalandra N. Wheeler joined Mr. Wiley’s Dallas office, and shortly thereafter, they endeavored to increase the firm’s efforts to protect employee rights by establishing an office in Houston. In 2016, after traveling between the two cities representing workers, Ms. Wheeler moved back to the city of Houston, officially opening their office, which in 2019 became Wiley Wheeler, P.C. Mr. Wiley and Ms. Wheeler are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have 10 of 10 ratings on Avvo.com. Mr. Wiley has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters each year since 2014 and was a Rising Star from 2012-2013. Ms. Wheeler has been recognized as a Rising Star by Thompson Reuters from 2017-present. The law office of Wiley Wheeler, P.C. represent employees throughout the state of Texas, each with a board certified attorney at its helm.
Wiley Wheeler, P.C. aggressively represents employees in lawsuits against employers. We argue cases in both federal and state court. We advocate for clients before agencies like the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Together with attorney Julie St. John, we devote our practice to fighting for workers’ rights. Employment cases are hard fought, and you need the best employment lawyers for your case. If you are looking for a law firm that is both experienced and aggressive, please contact our office. We will schedule a face-to-face meeting with an employment attorney so you can discuss your case in person.
Kalandra N. Wheeler
Kalandra Nicole Wheeler is a trial lawyer at Wiley Wheeler, P.C. Ms. Wheeler is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been selected by her peers as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, for the past three years.
Ms. Wheeler understands that it is challenging and stressful for individuals to deal with legal issues. She began her career as a criminal defense attorney, protecting the rights of her clients in the criminal justice system, then translated those years of experience into protecting the rights of employees against their big business employers.
Ms. Wheeler has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice and works diligently to protect the rights and interests of her clients. Ms. Wheeler represents employees with various types of claims, including those brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). She also represents employees in governmental administrative proceedings, including those held before the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Wheeler is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Julie L. St. John
Julie Lynn St. John has always had a passion for fighting for change and continues to do so by zealously advocating for each and every one of her clients.
Ms. St. John graduated from Tulane University Law School, where she was the Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. Her comment, “Slowing Down High-Speed Trading: Why the SEC Should Allow a New Exchange a Chance to Compete”, was published in Volume 19. Ms. St. John was also an active member of the Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF).
During law school, Ms. St. John interned with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in its Housing Division. Her work at SLLS allowed multiple clients to stay in their homes by helping them navigate the administrative process. Ms. St. John also did a year-long externship, earning academic credits while getting hands-on experience, as a pro-bono intern at a large national law firm in its New Orleans office. As part of the experience, Ms. St. John wrote a clemency petition that was granted by President Obama just days before he left office.
Prior to law school, Ms. St. John worked for a national environmental nonprofit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, doing community organizing and fundraising focused on improving regional air quality. She did extensive coalition building with local community groups, labor unions, and other nonprofits to build strength in numbers and bring about positive change.
Ms. St. John has a M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Journalism from Ohio State University. Ms. St. John also did writing, editing, and photography for The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper.
During the summer of 2015, Ms. St. John completed certificates of advanced study and training in dispute resolution and mediation from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany.
Marcos D. De Hoyos is a trial lawyer at Wiley Wheeler, P.C. Mr. De Hoyos graduated from
Vanderbilt University Law School and has practiced employment law his entire career.
Throughout law school, Mr. De Hoyos tailored his path to focus on litigation and advocacy by
participating in organizations such as the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board as well as the Vanderbilt
Mock Trial Board. Mr. De Hoyos also interned for Magistrate Judge Alistair E. Newbern of the
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee as well as for the United States
Attorney’s Office. Both internships allowed Mr. De Hoyos to hone his advocacy skills and
expand his knowledge of the law.
Mr. De Hoyos represents employees with claims that range from those brought under the Age
Discrimination and Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with
Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. De
Hoyos’s forum of practice includes both state and federal court as well as administrative
agencies before the Texas Workforce Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity
Mr. De Hoyos is currently licensed to practice law in Texas.