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Stephen C. Key
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Phone: (214) 615-7925
Fax: (214) 615-7926

3710 Rawlins St, Suite 950
Dallas, Texas 75219

Stephen C. Key is a partner with Key Harrington Barnes, PC, a management-side labor & employment boutique in Dallas, Texas, where his practice is divided between litigation of employment disputes, assisting clients with union relations, advising clients on human resources matters and performing management training.

A Board Certified, Texas Super Lawyer

Mr. Key is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in labor & employment law and is recognized as a Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, a distinction held by less than 5% of Texas labor & employment attorneys. Mr. Key has gained particular recognition for his success in representing employers in union organizing drives, where he has more than 60 campaigns without a single loss.

Mr. Key is a 1994 graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as an editor for the SMU Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts, the 5th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Mr. Key is a husband and a father to three children, an open water swimmer, cyclist and a former competitive skydiver and hang glider pilot.


J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1994
Law Review: Southern Methodist University, Editor

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
Professional and Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Employment and Litigation Law Sections

Dallas Bar Association, Employment Law Section

Honors and Awards

Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine 2005, 2009 - 2010, 2014-2018

SuperLawyers Stephen C. Key

Client Reviews
This multinational employer with over 20 manufacturing and printing plants has looked to Stephen C. Key as its labor attorney for nearly 15 years. Richard Maresh
This leader in the fast-paced trade show industry has relied on Stephen for labor counsel for over 10 years. Randy considers Stephen an "extension of our management team." Randy Pekowski
DAC Vision is a small, North Texas company engaged in manufacturing optical products. It has looked to Stephen C. Key for labor counsel for over 10 years Jane Seaholm
As a business owner, Andy has used many different law firms over the years, but he has "never found one that even came close to Key Harrington Barnes PC." Andy Andreas