Rasha Zeyadeh

Partner / Dallas

P: 945.468.2408

Rasha Zeyadeh is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Rasha advises and defends employers and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law, including charges of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims. Rasha also counsels employers and individuals on preventive strategies, compliance matters, conducts internal investigations, and develops employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and training materials.

Throughout her career, Rasha has been a sought-after speaker, presenting on topics including sexual harassment, implicit bias, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

In addition to her labor and employment practice, Rasha represents individuals and corporations in a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, premises liability, products liability, trucking, transportation, and insurance defense.

Rasha takes pride in her relationship with her clients. She understands that an effective defense strategy is found in the details. From the beginning of each case, she cuts through the noise to create a clear path forward. Whether it be aggressively representing her clients in litigation or early case resolution, Rasha partners with her clients to determine the best way to meet their needs. Her unique background, client-centric approach, and zealous advocacy have earned her many recognitions, including the Avvo client choice award, the Texas Rising Star award in 2021 – 2024, and the Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyer award in both 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Voyage Dallas Magazine featured Rasha in its “Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas,” article, and Thompson Reuters featured Rasha on the cover of its 2022 Super Lawyers magazine.

Rasha graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law. During her time there, she demonstrated an ability to balance academic commitments and extracurricular activities. She 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. She was inducted into the Who’s Who Among Law Students in American Universities and Colleges program. Rasha’s achievements and work ethic were recognized by many, earning her the Judge Lucius Bunton Endowed Scholarship, the Judge Meade F. Griffin Award, the Judge Ken G. Spencer Award, the Clifford W. Brown Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Award, the Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship, and the Tim Cole Endowed Scholarship.

Rasha 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, Rasha won the National Southwest Mock Trial Competition and received the Hunt for Excellence in Advocacy Endowed Scholarship. Most notably, in her third year, Rasha was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers, a prestigious honor bestowed upon only eight students out of the entire graduating class.

Rasha is a proud Palestinian-American. She is fluent in Arabic and English.

Outside of work, Rasha loves spending time with her husband, son, and family, trying new coffee shops, and traveling.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude, 2017
  • B.A., Texas State University, Magna Cum Laude, 2013

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

  • Recognized among Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2021-2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine Cover Story, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • Top 40 under 40, the National Trial Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Client Choice Award, Avvo.com, 2020-2021
  • Top 10 Blog Post, Texas Bar Today, Nov. 2020, Jan. 2021
  • The Most Inspiring Story in Dallas, Voyage Dallas Magazine, 2020

Published Works

  • 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.
  • Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh, The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What You Need to Know, June 27, 2023.

Speeches and Presentations

  • Presenter – “Tax Evasion Via Offshore Tax Havens”, Texas Tech University School of Law, April 2016.
  • Presenter – Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Professionals – “Valentine’s Day at Work: Cupid or Stupid?”, February 14, 2019.
  • Presenter – Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Professionals – “Implicit Bias in the Workplace”, September 3, 2020.
  • Presenter – NELA 2022 Annual Convention – “Diversifying the Plaintiff’s Bar”, July 2, 2022.
  • Presenter – NELA 2022 Annual Convention – “How to Draft a Great Demand Letter to get your Opposing Counsel to Settle the Matter Prior to Litigation”, July 2, 2022.
  • Presenter – Dallas Area Paralegal Association – “Implicit Bias in the Workplace”, March 21, 2023.
  • Presenter – The League of Women Voters of Dallas – “Implicit Bias, Diversity, And Inclusion”, May 12, 2023.
  • Presenter – DFW Muslim Bar Association & the Muslim Bar Association of Houston – “Know Your Rights: Expressions of Free Speech in the Workplace”, December 9, 2023.

Professional Memberships

  • DFW Muslim Bar Association

Languages

  • Fluent in Arabic