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Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Losing your job can be traumatic, especially if you feel that the termination occurred illegally.

If you believe that your employer broke the law when they terminated your position, a wrongful termination lawyer can protect your rights.

To determine if you have a case, you should book a consultation with knowlegeable Allen, TX, employment attorney Dan A. Atkerson.

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Dan A. Atkerson has been protecting the rights of North Texas employees for over three decades. Through aggressive, knowledgeable representation, he has helped clients all over the state reach significant verdicts and settlements. He offers free consultations and charges nothing unless he wins. 

If discrimination or a violation of company policy took place, then you may have a wrongful termination case. Without legal expertise, it can be difficult to determine if wrongful termination laws apply to your situation. Talk to our employment attorney to learn if you have a case. Our labor attorney's office in Allen, TX, is easily accessible to victims of wrongful termination from Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, and other North Texas communities. 

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Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

Texas is an at-will state, meaning that under many circumstances, the employee or employer can terminate the employment relationship without advance notice or reason at any time. Even if they are not fair, there are many legal reasons why an employer can legally terminate your position.

However, there are situations in which an employer may be in violation of state and federal law if they decide to fire you.

You may be a victim of wrongful termination if you were fired for any of the reasons noted below:

Wondering If You Have a Case? Schedule a Consultation Today

A lawsuit for wrongful termination is difficult to pursue on your own. To find out if you have a case and begin planning your next steps, contact a law office that focuses on employment law.

If you were recently fired and are questioning the legality of your dismissal, attorney Dan Atkerson in Allen, TX, can help you explore the circumstances of your termination. There is no shortage of wrongful termination lawyers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but Mr. Atkerson has protected employees' rights for more than 38 years. If you believe you have been unfairly terminated, request a consultation at our law firm or call us at:

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Attorney Dan Atkerson has been protecting Texas workers' rights for more than three decades.

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Really nice attorney, although he couldn’t assist me. He provided an attorney for my situation, that was very kind of him to do! Ty again for taking a moment to help me :).

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Dan was professional and efficient. He responded to my many questions in a timely manner and advised me well. We were able to mediate my settlement for the exact amount I desired. I would definitely use Dan again.

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Dan Atkerson?

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35+ Years of Experience

Dan Atkerson has been practicing employment law for over 38 years. During that time, he has helped protect many employees in Allen, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and throughout Texas from harassment, wrongful termination, and other forms of employment discrimination. Because he focuses solely on employment law, Mr. Atkerson is able to provide representation in the most complex employment cases. 

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Notable Verdicts & Settlements

Over the past three decades, our law firm has earned a reputation for success. Mr. Atkerson has represented many employees of Fortune 500 companies in Dallas and throughout the state, and he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. Several of our individual verdicts and settlements have reached hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Outstanding Reputation among Clients

Clients come to our Allen, TX, labor attorney's office from Dallas, Plano, and other parts of Texas because of our reputation for friendly, personalized service. Mr. Atkerson is an excellent listener who will patiently address your concerns or answer your questions about any legal matter. As his client, you can rest assured that your legal advocate is focused on helping you achieve the justice you deserve.

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From Allen Wrongful Termination Clients


Christian Allen

Allen, TX


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Dan is incredibly knowledgable and understands employment law at a state, federal and local level and how that impacts the potential outcomes of lawsuits and claims against employers. Well spoken, insightful, friendly and sincerely willing to help. 

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Charles Carr

Allen, TX


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Dan did a great job with my case. He was professional and always worked with me in a timely manner. I would recommend Dan to anyone who needs help.

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Our Allen Lawyer Explains Wrongful Termination and How He Helps

Allen-based wrongful termination attorney Dan Atkerson has been practicing law since 1984 and running his own private law firm since 2001. He handles wrongful termination claims based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, and sexual harassment. Our lawyer limits his practice areas to employment claims, allowing him to hone his skills over many decades in winning wrongful termination claims.
Despite the at-will status of employment in Texas, wrongful discharge still happens. When it does, enlist the help of an employment law attorney. The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

A Long History of Success

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Our wrongful termination attorney has a distinguished track record in winning these cases. The victories referenced below represent a small sampling of Mr. Atkerson's wins. The dollar amounts noted are the amounts his clients received after the deduction of attorney fees and expenses.


For a client whose severance agreement was breached by their employer


For a manager who was fired as retaliation for objecting to illegal acts


For a gay manager who suffered from sexual stereotyping

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Wrongful Termination Lawyer?

Many employees who are wrongfully dismissed never contact an attorney because they feel they cannot afford one. 

However, Mr. Atkerson works on a contingency basis. This means you are not responsible for legal fees until and unless Mr. Atkerson is able to recover compensation on your behalf.

Don't hesitate to reach out. Our law firm is only a short drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. If you are unable to visit us for an in-person consultation, we can also answer your questions over the phone or arrange to meet you elsewhere.

You don't pay unless/until we win compensation

Schedule a Consultation Today & Explore Your Options

If you were recently let go from your job for unlawful reasons, contact our law office to determine if you have a case. At the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson, we focus exclusively on the practice area of employment law, so we are able to provide dedicated legal representation to each of our clients. 

As your attorney, Mr. Atkerson will listen to your concerns and remain sympathetic to your needs. He is very patient and will spend the time it takes to listen to his clients. 

To talk to Mr. Atkerson about your case, request a consultation online or call our Allen, TX, law office:

(214) 383-3606

Our Lawyer Represents Remote Workers


Mr. Atkerson represents clients in sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims not only in Allen, but across Texas – and across the country. With the increasing prevalence of remote work, our lawyer has handled several cases for work-from-home employees involving lawyers across America. 

Shifting Explanations  Can Reveal Illegal Motive

Our lawyer can look into various reasons for a wrongful termination. One avenue Mr. Atkerson can explore is whether or not there are shifting explanations for why you were fired. When our attorney can prove that an employer has relied on multiple pretexts for why they terminated an employee, this can reveal that they are concocting ways to hide their illegal actions.

Factors to Consider In a Wrongful Termination Case

To determine whether the termination was illegal or wrongful, Mr. Atkerson will examine several factors:

Was there an employment contract in place? 

Most employment contracts list reasons why an employee can be fired. If you were fired for a reason that is not listed on your employment contract, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Mr. Atkerson can review your employment contract and determine whether this is the case.

When you have a contract that specifies a duration of employment and you are satisfying the terms of that employment contract, an employer may not fire you before your contract ends. If you are fired in breach of your employment contract, you may also have a case for a wrongful termination lawsuit. 

Did your employer have certain policies in place? 

If you believe that your employer failed to follow their own policies, you may have a lawsuit. Your attorney will review these policies and the circumstances of your termination to explore this possibility.

Were you treated differently than other employees? 

Perhaps your employer terminated your position due to "performance issues." If this is the case, Mr. Atkerson will investigate other employees to determine if they were also terminated for the same performance issues. If Mr. Atkerson can prove that your employer wrongfully terminated you because of workplace discrimination, you can collect a settlement or jury award to compensate you for your losses.

Did you make a complaint only to be punished for it? 

Employees are entitled to a safe, fair workplace. If you made a complaint because you observed illegal activities and you were fired as a result, it is known as retaliation by the employer. Employers cannot dismiss employees in retaliation for whistleblowing or making a complaint in good faith.

Did defamation of character occur? 

In order to avoid a wrongful termination lawsuit, some employers will make up false reasons for why they terminated you. This is known as defamation of character. You might have a case if your employer defamed you to bolster their case for your termination. 

For example, if doing drugs was cited as a reason for firing you, and you did not use controlled substances, a wrongful termination attorney can help reveal this discrepancy to the court. Without an attorney's help, countering the reasons given by your employer can be incredibly difficult.

Proving that wrongful termination took place requires a skilled attorney. Mr. Atkerson's practice area of focus is employment law. He can help you recover by reviewing all of the necessary documentation and building a strong case. 

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Allen, TX


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Dan is very professional. I would recommend the Law firm if you ever need representation. His professionalism and attention to detail were impressive. The Law firm communicated Every step of the process with knowledge and precision. I highly recommend Dan Atkerson Law office.

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Allen, TX


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Had an amazing experience with Dan! he communicates and has a sense of urgency. He was able to resolve my issue less than a month.

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Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Dan A. Atkerson has been protecting the rights of North Texas employees for over nearly four decades. He is affiliated with several prestigious legal organizations, including: 

  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The Dallas Bar Association
  • The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court and all Texas trial and appellate courts
  • Texas federal courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Through aggressive, knowledgeable representation, he has helped clients all over the state reach significant verdicts and settlements. To schedule a consultation at our law firm, request an appointment online or call us at (214) 383-3606.

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