A Severance Lawyer Can Help You Identify the Best Course of Action


When separating from a company, many factors contribute to an employee's entitlement to severance pay. From Fortune 500 company executives to employees with long careers with a single employer, the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson can provide legal support tailored to your case. During a consultation, our employment attorney will review your unique situation and design a plan for the very best resolution.

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The most common questions I receive on entitlement severance pay are whether an employee's length of service with the company is relevant for determination of severance pay. And sometimes that may be a factor, especially if the employer sponsors a severance pay program based on years of service. But otherwise, they can still be a relevant factor if the employee has been employed for a considerable length of time by the employer. I have many cases where executives or high ranking employees will come to me with employment contracts where they believe they are entitled to severance pay, either as a result of language in the employment contract itself or result of some other legal claim they may have against the employer. Many of these issues will revolve around whether the employer had good cause under the employment agreement to separate the employee. And my job there is to identify the legal issues with that employment contract and whether the employer had good cause to terminate employment early under the contract or whether the employee's otherwise entitled to severance pay under that agreement or based on some other legal claim. What sets my firm apart on severance cases as well as other employment matters is my ability to identify legal issues, my ability to be creative in my legal arguments to the employer, and my skill in negotiating a resolution with the employer for the client's benefit.

Dan Atkerson

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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