Harris Cook, LLP Further Expands Practice by Adding Attorneys from Maness & Barlow Law, PLLC
Arlington, TX., May 18, 2020 – Managing Partner, David, L. Cook, is pleased to announce that Melinda H. Barlow and Wesly C. Maness of Maness & Barlow Law, PLLC, a boutique Construction and Employment Law firm located in Mansfield, Texas, have now joined the office of Harris Cook, LLP. As Harris Cook continues to attract talented and experienced attorneys, the addition of Melinda and Wes will allow the Full-Service Law Firm to provide additional legal services to its Business and Real Estate clients.
“Melinda is profoundly intelligent in Employment Law matters, joining our firm at a time when her concentration primarily in the employment field is invaluable,” said Managing Partner, David L. Cook. “Wes, on the other hand, is the ideal candidate to lead our Construction Practice; with almost thirty years of experience, his knowledge of Construction Law will prove to be a great asset to our firm and our clients. As our firm continues to grow, we are pleased to broaden our capabilities in order to provide counsel to our clients for any of their legal needs.”
Attorney Melinda H. Barlow has nearly thirty years of legal experience in North Texas and understands the multifaceted issues that often accompany Employment Law matters. She has spent much of her career defending public and private sector organizations in matters involving allegations of discrimination, violations of state and federal labor laws, internal investigations, and employment agreements involving non-compete clauses and independent contractors, to name a few. As a Partner at Harris Cook, Melinda will focus on offering counsel to business owners regarding up-to-date legal guidelines and advice to stay in compliance with Federal and State Employment Laws.
Melinda is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and while she concentrates the majority of her practice in Employment Law, Melinda is well-versed in matters of Civil Litigation and she has represented many cities throughout North Texas in Municipal Law. Melinda is active in the Arlington community, having previously served in the Arlington City Attorney’s office, and currently serving as a Board Member of the Arlington Bar Association and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Attorney Wesly C. Maness is an established and well-respected attorney and has represented clients in multiple State and Federal courts throughout Texas. Wes joins the office of Harris Cook as Of Counsel and will lead the firm’s Construction Practice. Wes typically represents Commercial Builder, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Owners, Suppliers, and Engineers, among other professionals within the Construction Industry. Wes also represents clients in matters of Business and Commercial Litigation and Business Torts.
Wes is active in the legal community throughout Arlington and North Texas. He is a member of the Texas Association of General Counsel, Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors for the Arlington Bar Association, and he is on the Board of Directors for the Arlington Museum of Art, among many other community involvements.
Harris Cook, LLP is an established North Texas law firm with a long history of service. With offices in Arlington, Mansfield, and Flower Mound, our attorneys are known for providing legal representation to businesses, families, and individuals. The attorneys at Harris Cook understand the unique needs and challenges business executives and owners face, and for more than two decades, our firm has been trusted to serve an Outside General Counsel role for numerous businesses across North Texas. For more information, please visit harriscooklaw.com.