Ms. Michelle Wendt MacLeod

Ms. Michelle Wendt MacLeod: Attorney with MacLeod Law Firm PLLC


Michelle is a Dallas employment attorney. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007, where she served as a law review editor and was on the Dean's List. Michelle has always had a special interest in employment law and enjoys representing clients in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including claims under Title VII, the FMLA, the ADEA, Section 1981, the ADAAA, and the FLSA. Michelle also represents executives in severance and compensation matters and litigation and represents businesses in non-compete disputes.

Michelle counsels and trains clients on avoiding risk in employment and labor law matters but is experienced in litigation for those cases in which it cannot be avoided. She drafts employment and severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. Michelle also has experience in high-stakes commercial litigation and has represented clients in a variety of complex tort and contract claims. Prior to forming the MacLeod Law Firm, Michelle practiced employment law and commercial litigation at top Dallas law firms.


Honors & Awards:

Georgetown Law Journal, Notes Editor

Global Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center

Henry Kaiser Labor Law award recipient, Georgetown University Law Center

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society


Michelle has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and executives in matters including the following:

• Litigation involving age, gender, disability, and race discrimination claims

• Collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act

• Litigation involving covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets

• Department of Labor investigations related to overtime and employee classification

• EEOC investigations into a variety of claims

• Internal investigations, including hostile work environment and sexual harassment

• Employee training, including management and human resources training

• Day-to-day counseling for corporate clients related to employment law

• Drafting of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, employee policies, and employee handbooks

• High-stakes business litigation, including multi-billion dollar tort claims


Prior to law school, Michelle taught college English and was a newspaper reporter.

Areas of Practice (30)

  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • ADA
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • FMLA Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblowers
  • FMLA Claims
  • USERRA Claims
  • EEOC Charges
  • Handbooks and Policies
  • Day-to-Day HR Advice
  • FLSA Compliance
  • Department of Labor Investigations
  • Hiring Issues
  • FMLA Issues
  • Independent Contractors
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • RIF/ Severance Programs
  • Unemployment Claims

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
469-607-3600  Phone
214-347-0570  Phone
University Attended:
Idaho State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2000
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court Northern District of Texas; United States District Court Eastern District of Texas; 2007, Texas

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