Rasha ZeyadehTrial Attorney
Rasha Zeyadeh is a trial attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C. Ms. Zeyadeh is an aggressive advocate for employee rights who understands that workplace disputes can be the cause of one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Ms. Zeyadeh is dedicated to ensuring that her clients’ rights are protected, and that justice is served.
Ms. Zeyadeh represents employees with various claims, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 1981, and Section 451 of the Texas Labor Code. Ms. Zeyadeh also represents employees in governmental administrative proceedings, including those held before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Additionally, Ms. Zeyadeh represents employees in appeals to the Office of Special Counsel and the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When not advocating for her clients in state court, federal court, or in administrative proceedings, Ms. Zeyadeh can be found negotiating severance agreements and contract terms on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Zeyadeh received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude. While attending Texas State University, Ms. Zeyadeh was the vice president of the renowned Model Organization of American States team. While on that team, Ms. Zeyadeh earned both the Outstanding Delegate and the Outstanding Written Statement Award at the regional competition at Baylor University. Due to her successes while on those teams, Ms. Zeyadeh has been invited by the Texas State MOAS director to serve as a judge at the yearly MOAS moot court competition.
Following her undergraduate education, Ms. Zeyadeh went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. During her time at Texas Tech University School of Law, Ms. Zeyadeh demonstrated the ability to balance academic commitments and extracurricular activities. Ms. Zeyadeh excelled academically earning the Distinction Award in both the Study of Trial and Appellate Procedure and Criminal Defense. She was also recognized as the 2017 Law Student of the Year by the National Jurist and the 2017 Graduating Law Student of the Year by the Lubbock Bar Association. Ms. Zeyadeh was also inducted into the Who’s Who Among Law Students in American Universities and Colleges program. Ms. Zeyadeh’s achievements and work ethic were recognized by many, earning her the Judge Lucius Bunton Endowed Scholarship, the Judge Meade F. Griffin Award, and the Judge Ken G. Spencer Award.
Ms. Zeyadeh proudly represented Texas Tech University School of Law as an advocate. She served as the Director of Trial Advocacy for the Board of Barristers and competed in several mock trial and moot court competitions throughout the country. In her second year, Ms. Zeyadeh won the National Southwest Mock Trial Competition and received the Hunt for Excellence in Advocacy Endowed Scholarship. Most notably, in her third year, Ms. Zeyadeh was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers.
Ms. Zeyadeh also believes in service to the community. She logged over 100 hours of pro bono work during each of her three years of law school, earning her the “Dean’s Award” recognition on the Texas Tech Law Pro Bono Honor Roll, as well as admission to the Law Student Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Zeyadeh was also a PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award Top 7 finalist in 2015. Ms. Zeyadeh has volunteered at various organizations including the Innocence Project of Texas, the South Dallas Clinic, and the Texas Legal Services Center. Most notably, Ms. Zeyadeh served as a student-attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic of Texas Tech University School of Law, where she represented indigent clients criminally charged in cases ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to felony aggravated assault. Ms. Zeyadeh’s commitment to working on behalf of underrepresented people and causes has earned her the Clifford W. Brown Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Award, the Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship, and the Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship.
Ms. Zeyadeh is Palestinian and grew up in Amman, Jordan. She recently became a naturalized American Citizen. Her journey to the American dream caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who have asked her to become a regular keynote speaker at various naturalization ceremonies.
Ms. Zeyadeh is fluent in Arabic and English.
Ms. Zeyadeh understands the strife of underrepresented communities and takes pride in her ability to be the voice for those in need. To Ms. Zeyadeh, being an attorney isn’t just a job, it’s her calling.
Ms. Zeyadeh is licensed to practice law in all Texas State Courts and he Federal District Courts for the Northern and Eastern District. Ms. Zeyadeh is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, and National Employment Lawyers Association.
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2017
- 2017 Law Student of the Year: National Jurist
- 2017 Graduating Law Student of the Year: Lubbock Bar Association
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
- Top Grade Award in Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure
- Top Grade Award in Criminal Defense Clinic
- Clifford W. Brown Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Award
- Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship, Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship, Judge Lucius
- Bunton Endowed Scholarship, Hunt for Excellence in Advocacy Endowed Scholarship
- Judge Meade F. Griffin Award
- Judge Ken G. Spencer Award
- National Order of the Barrister
- National TYLA Mock Trial Competition, National Pre-Trial Competition, National Southwest Mock Trial Competition Champion
- Advanced Negotiations Champion and Top Oralist, Advanced Mock Trial Octa-Finalist and Top Oralist
- Advanced Moot Court Semi-Finalist and Third Best Oralist, First Year Negotiations Octa-Finalist and Top Oralist, Mock Trial Top Ten Finalist
- Texas Tech Alumni Associations Student Leadership Award
- Board of Barristers, Director of Trial Advocacy
B.A., Texas State University, 2013
Magna Cum Laude
- Dean’s List
- Phi Theta Kappa Honors Award
- Distinguished Member of the Model United Nations
- Model Organization of American States (MOAS) Vice-President, Outstanding Delegate in MOAS Regional Competition, and Outstanding Written Statement in MOAS Regional Competition
Northern District of Texas, 2018
Eastern District of Texas, 2018
Dallas Bar Association
Member Since: 2017
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Member Since: 2017
Texas Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2018
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2018
English and Arabic
Katharine Battaia Clark and Jay H. Ong, Class Warfare: Class Litigation Proceedings and Structures in Bankruptcy, November 17-18, 2016.
Patrick S. Metze, Directing the ABA Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Report of 2013: Death and Texas, a Surprising Improvement, May 2017.