Presiding Commissioners

Jay Aldis

Jay Aldis is a Partner in the Houston office of the Gray Reed law firm.
He received a Bachelor of Journalism Degree with High Honors from the University of Texas in 1989 and
was named the University's Outstanding Journalism Student.  He obtained his Law Degree from the
University of Texas School of Law in 1992.

Jay has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law since 1998. He has tried dozens of jury trials.
and arbitrations and has litigated hundreds of cases. His honors and memberships include the following:

  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, Houston Lawyer of the Year, Litigation — Labor and Employment, 2020
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, Employment Law — Management, 2009-2023; Labor Law — Management, 2009-2023; Litigation — Labor and Employment, 2023
  • CHAMBERS USA, Chambers & Partners, Texas Labor & Employment, 2015-2023
  • TEXAS MONTHLY, Texas Super Lawyer, 2005-2023
  • LAWDRAGON, 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Attorneys, 2023 (named one of the top 175 Corporate Labor & Employment Litigators in America)
  • AV Preeminent Rating, 2003-2023
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Texas Prosecutors Society

Jay has written or presented more than 90 papers on labor, employment and civil rights law and has served as an Instructor on Section 1983 issues at the Harris County Sheriff's Department Academy.