E-mail MeRebecca Sanchez Hayward

Partner since September 1, 2019
Location:
Harlingen, Texas
Phone:
956-421-4904
Fax:
956-421-3621
Email:
Rebecca S. Hayward is a Partner in the Firm.  Mrs. Hayward is a 2011 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M International University where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree. Rebecca practices in state and federal court,  representing governmental entities and public officials. Her practice involves defending governmental employers in labor and employment issues including Whistleblower Act, First Amendment, due process, FMLA, and discrimination and harassment claims made pursuant to Title VII, ADEA, ADA and state laws. She also defends governmental entities in federal civil rights claims, state law tort claims and takings claims. Rebecca also represents governmental entities as both general and special projects counsel, including advising cities and other local governmental entities on employment, planning and land use, and open government issues. She represents cities in collective bargaining negotiations with Fire and Police unions, and represents Fire and Police department heads in all aspects of the Texas Civil Service Act, including contested disciplinary proceedings and litigation of civil service issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Governmental Entity Labor and Employment
  • City Attorney and Special Counsel
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2018

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida
    • J.D. - May, 2011
    • Honors: Moot Court Board member
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Publications Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - May, 2008
    • Major: History

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez, Intern, Summer 2010
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Research Assistant, Aug 2010 - May 2011
  • Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde & Zech, P.C., Law clerk, 2011 - 2012