Francisco J. Caycedo

Francisco J. Caycedo – Experienced Employment Lawyer

For several years, Mr. Caycedo represented large companies before administrative agencies, in arbitration, and in state and federal courts throughout Texas and across the United States.  His experience includes defending harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other employment related claims brought against employers under a variety of laws, including:

  • Texas Labor Code;
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII);
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA);
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA);
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA);
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA);
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA);
  • and various state workers’ compensation laws.

Mr. Caycedo’s litigation experience also includes serving as staff counsel for Farmers Insurance where his practice focused on personal injury and commercial litigation. During this time, he was actively involved in all aspects of civil litigation, including serving as lead counsel in several bench and jury trials.  Over the years he has also been actively involved in a variety of other civil litigation matters, including construction, premises liability, products liability, and insurance litigation.

In 2011, Mr. Caycedo decided to use his knowledge and experience for the purposes of advising, counseling and representing individuals and small businesses on all aspects of employment law and other civil litigation matters.

Mr. Caycedo is fluent in Spanish and can assist clients accordingly.

Education

In 1998, Mr. Caycedo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.

He later attended South Texas College of Law, where he received a Juris Doctorate.  During law school, he served as Articles Editor for South Texas Law Review.  He also was involved in the South Texas College of Law’s Advocacy Program where he was awarded Best Brief in the 2002 Spurgeon Bell Memorial Intramural Moot Court Competition and was also a semi-finalist in the 2002 State Bar of Texas Administrative Law Moot Court Competition. He belonged to the Order of the Lytae, Dean’s List and Phi Delta Phi.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Caycedo was admitted to practice law in State of Texas in 2003.   He is also admitted to practice in the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit;
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas;
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas;
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; and
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Honors

In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Caycedo was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Caycedo was recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Only 5% of the lawyers in Texas are selected to Super Lawyers.

During his time off, Mr. Caycedo enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters, Isabella and Mia.