TRA Law Center

The Texas Restaurant Association is excited to announce the launch of a brand new member benefit called the TRA Law Center. 

The TRA Law Center is the latest program designed to help protect and educate TRA restaurant members about key areas of the law. So often, restaurateurs are on their own as they try to navigate the complexities of employment law, immigration law, legal contracts, and more. You’re here to run a restaurant, not practice law. With this program, TRA Members are eligible to call upon the TRA Law Center and receive a free, 15 minutes consultation with a lawyer to address their concerns.

TRA has partnered with two firms to launch the Law Center, with more on the way as the program evolves:


Monty & Ramirez, a longtime Allied Member and trusted resource of TRA, will specialize in Immigration Law. Led by renowned attorney Jacob Monty, they specialize in protecting your restaurant from the ever-changing and onerous legislation regarding your employees' citizenship status. Some of the resources they already share with members include an I-9 compliance guide, an immigrant myth debunking article, and many more.



Jackson Lewis, the multinational firm with 950 lawyers steadfastly working on behalf of their clients, will step into the Law Center to specialize in Employment Law. With multiple locations across the state, they’re keenly aware of the issues that Texas restaurants face. As a restaurant Member, you can access their resources such as “Tips for Hiring Minors,” “OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance,” “The Rise of ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits,” and “The Brave New World of Scheduling and Pay Advance Apps.” If you'd like a free consultation with an attorney in the TRA Law Center, call the TRA office at 512-457-4100 to get scheduled.

For TRA members, JacksonLewis offers a special discount rate for handbook projects, and is offering TRA restaurant members a $2,500 flat fee for the creation or review of an employee handbook that would cover Texas establishments. (If a TRA member wants them to review or prepare a handbook that could also be used in other states, the fees for that project would increase.) To take advantage of this offer, use the contact information above.