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Joshua Flynt2022-08-15T19:44:14+00:00

Joshua Flynt

Partner

Joshua Flynt is an employment and business litigation partner at Hedrick Kring Bailey PLLC. His practice focuses on employment law, construction law, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Flynt works with clients to develop goal-oriented, creative solutions to their problems, and he zealously advocates for clients in court or arbitration. Mr. Flynt has represented businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, on matters involving Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, and ADA discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, wage and hour litigation, and trade secret and non-compete claims. Mr. Flynt has also represented commercial and residential owners, builders, general contractors, and subcontractors in arbitration and state court in a variety of commercial and residential construction disputes.

Professional Background

Before beginning law school in 2003, Mr. Flynt taught middle school social studies for two years in Rowlett, Texas, where he was voted favorite teacher by the students both years.  After graduating cum laude from Baylor Law School in 2006, he began his legal career in the labor and employment section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  After five years, Mr. Flynt temporarily left the practice of law to become the Executive Pastor at Antioch Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma, where he oversaw the staff, finances, operations, and strategic planning.  In 2015, Mr. Flynt returned to Dallas, Texas, and the practice of law so he could use his varied experience to counsel and represent clients.  Mr. Flynt joined Hedrick Kring Bailey as a partner in February 2022.

Admittances:

  • Texas 2006
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education:

Mr. Flynt received his J.D. cum laude in 2006 from Baylor University, where he served as Senior Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Barristers, and a Finalist for the United States Southwest Regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition.  Mr. Flynt received his B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University in 2001.

Representative Experience:

  • Successfully obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order on a former employee who departed with the company’s trade secrets, resulting in a quick and favorable settlement for the company.
  • Successfully represented a subcontractor on a large commercial development project and obtained favorable settlement resulting in full payment for client.
  • Lead counsel for a defendant in multi-party litigation involving a $500+ million Bulgarian development project in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Successfully represented a technology company in a federal Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation case, resulting in a summary judgment for the company, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
  • Successfully represented a residential construction contractor in arbitration with homeowner, resulting in a significant damages award for the contractor and a take-nothing decision against the homeowner.
  • Successfully represented a large shipping business in a federal Title VII race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, resulting in summary judgment for the company, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
  • Successfully represented an employee in a federal Title VII harassment case, resulting in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiff.
  • Successfully intervened in a lawsuit and temporary injunction hearing on behalf of a homebuilder to have liens removed from property and obtained a significant judgment against subcontractors.
  • Successfully represented employees in a whistleblower retaliation case, resulting in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.
  • Successfully represented third-party home warranty company in dispute over alleged construction defects, resulting in summary judgment for warranty company, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
  • Successfully represented numerous companies before the EEOC.
  • Successfully obtained multiple summary judgments for businesses in state and federal court on employment-related claims.
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