Deontae D. Wherry
Deontae D. Wherry is a trial attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Wherry worked as a litigation attorney, zealously advocating for clients in civil, criminal, and family law cases. Mr. Wherry is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees and providing sound guidance to help individuals through the legal process.
Mr. Wherry represents employees with various types of claims, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Wherry represents employees in various forums that include state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, Mr. Wherry is a certified mediator.
Mr. Wherry prides himself in having the ability to aggressively and passionately advocate for his clients from the beginning to ensure that justice is served. He is notorious for using his listening skills to understand his client’s pressing issues, identify the legal issues, analyze the facts, and quickly develop a strategic game plan targeted in meeting the clients’ goals. Mr. Wherry engages in constructive conversations and helps clients bring disputes to an efficient and effective resolution. He appreciates bringing resolution to challenging, and often emotional employment disputes.
Mr. Wherry is a proud Red Raider and he graduated from Texas Tech University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Wherry relocated to Washington, DC to work on Capitol Hill where he quickly confirmed his childhood dream of becoming an attorney. Working with both policymakers and attorneys every day, Mr. Wherry furthered his knowledge in the political and legal world and his commitment to serve his community.
In 2017, Mr. Wherry received both his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University School of Law and Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business. While in law school, he honed his advocacy skills through his participation on national mock trial teams and the Board of Barristers. Mr. Wherry accredits his passion for being in the courtroom to his national team experience.
Additionally, Mr. Wherry studied organizational behavior, finance, marketing and corporate social responsibility through his MBA coursework, uniquely allowing him to understand corporate drivers, the environment within which they operate, and a knowledge of key stakeholder relationships. He is successful at collaboration through his natural business acumen and law expertise. Mr. Wherry is honored to have the opportunity to bring his skills and represent Dallas employees in their employment disputes.
Mr. Wherry is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern District Courts of Texas. Mr. Wherry is an active member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the J.L. Turner Legal Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2017
M.B.A, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business, 2017
B.A., Texas Tech University, 2013
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Member Since: 2018
Dallas Bar Association
Member Since: 2018
National Employment Lawyers
Member Since: 2019
Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer, 2021, 2022, 2023
Rising Star by Thomas Reuters 2022, 2023