Having trouble getting unemployment benefits?

Unemployment Denials

You're not alone.

With unemployment rates skyrocketing due to COVID-19 related closures, many unemployment offices are overwhelmed. We have been fielding many calls about unemployment hearings and appeals and, as Texas employee rights lawyers, we are here to help!

If your former employer denies your right to unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission will require a telephonic hearing during which witnesses will testify. Almost all employers are represented by counsel, so it’s beneficial to have an attorney on your side as well to present your case. If you are denied unemployment compensation, there will be an appeal with a new hearing during which witnesses will again be presented and cross-examined. There are also a number of deadlines and documentation requirements that must be met along the way. While it’s possible to handle an unemployment hearings and appeals on your own, you may be at a disadvantage without an experienced attorney.

That’s where we come in. The attorneys at Jackson Spencer Law have been fighting for employees in Texas for decades. We’re caring, experienced, and willing to help clients navigate the challenges of unemployment in uncertain times.

Contact us today to have your case reviewed. We will represent you during the initial unemployment procedure including hearing for a one-time advance fee of $700. We will represent you in each of the two potential appeals for a flat fee of $600 per appeal, including the hearing.

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The attorneys at Jackson Spencer Law are here for you.  We know the law — and we know the rights and protections that employers owe to their workers. Whether it’s negotiating a severance package or a settlement with an employer, navigating the complexities of a whistleblower case, or taking a discrimination lawsuit to court — let our Texas legal team go to work for you.

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Jennifer Spencer


An experienced trial lawyer and CPA known for her aggressive, organized, and highly effective litigation style, Jennifer Spencer is a champion for the rights of those who have been wrongfully terminated, discriminated against, sexually harassed, terminated after whistleblowing, passed over for promotions or otherwise wrongfully treated in the workplace.

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    Neal Bridges


    Neal Bridges approaches every employment matter with the understanding that he’s not only delivering justice for his clients, but also peace of mind and hope for the future. He is experienced in a wide array of employment law situations, from negotiating severance agreements to representing clients in litigation over wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, or retaliation.

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    James Hunnicutt


    James Hunnicutt’s entire professional history has been focused on advocating for those who have been taken advantage of and treated unfairly. He draws on his background as a consumer protection lawyer to advocate for employees who have been treated unfairly in the workplace, and he works aggressively and thoroughly to vindicate employees’ rights.

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