Christine E. Reinhard - Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

Christine E. Reinhard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Christine E. Reinhard is a founding partner in the law firm of Schmoyer Reinhard LLP.  Prior to forming Schmoyer Reinhard, Ms. Reinhard was a counsel in the San Antonio labor and employment law section of the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.    Ms. Reinhard is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Ms. Reinhard's practice encompasses all aspects of labor and employment law.  An active trial lawyer, she has defended employers in jury and bench trials and frequently litigates in court, as well as private arbitrations.  She additionally assists employers in various preventative and non-litigation activities, such as:   

  • Counseling employers on strategic and complex employment policy and contractual issues 
  • Advising employers through governmental investigations and audits, including by such agencies as the Texas Workforce Commission, EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP 
  • Reviewing and preparing employment contracts and non-compete agreements
  • Conducting in-house training on a variety of labor and employment-related topics  

Besides representing employers in National Labor Relations Board proceedings, Ms. Reinhard also has guided employers through union negotiations and corporate campaigns.  Ms. Reinhard’s representation in the traditional labor context has included both public and private entities.  

During law school, Ms. Reinhard served as an intern for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Volume 30 Executive Editor of the St. Mary's Law Journal.  The National Association of Women Lawyers also named her the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate for St. Mary’s University in 1999.  

Professional Recognition

  • Named an Outstanding Lawyer in 2014 by the San Antonio Business Journal
  • Named by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 San Antonio Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year
  • Named by peers for inclusion in the 2011 - 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Named by peers as a Thomson Reuters Texas "Super Lawyer"  in 2013 and 2014
  • Named by peers as a Thomson Reuters Texas "Rising Star," a designation given to 2.5 percent of "the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state," from 2006 to 2012
  • Named as one of San Antonio’s best labor and employment lawyers by S.A. Scene magazine from 2006 to 2014 and a “Rising Star” from 2006 to 2012
  • Received North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Athena Young Professional Award for Personal Leadership in 2011
  • Named as one of San Antonio’s “40 under 40” by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2008

Activities and Affiliations

  • Board Member (2014-15), San Antonio Bar Association & Foundation
  • Chair (2013-Present), San Antonio Bar Association Mentor-Mentee Committee
  • Past President (2010) and Member, Bexar County Women's Bar Association
  • Chair of Human Resources Committee (2012-Present), Seton Home
  • Past Secretary (2011) and Governor (2009-2014), Seton Home
  • Director, San Antonio A&M Club Board of Directors
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Member, William S. Sessions American Inn of Court
  • Frequent speaker at labor and employment law conferences and author of employment law-related articles, including an article entitled, A Growing Population:  Morbid Obesity and the ADA, which was published in both the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Municipal Lawyer, and cited in an article appearing on Knowledge@Wharton, the prestigious Wharton School's online business journal



Texas A&M UniversityBA 1995St. Mary's University of San AntonioJ.D. 1999
San Antonio Bar Association & FoundationSan Antonio Bar Association Mentor-Mentee CommitteeBexar County Women's Bar AssociationSeton Home Seton HomeSan Antonio A&M Club Board of Directors Texas Bar Foundation

Client Comments

"Christine Reinhard is simply the best-the epitome of a total professional and a joy to work with. She knows her business and delivers every time with a genuine, personal touch that's very rare. Her integrity is unparalleled and her response time is immediate. Whether in her office, in court, on the road, or even on vacation, Christine is always available to provide us with the expert advice we need to make time-sensitive business decisions. Most appreciated, though, is her unique ability to always make us feel like her most important client. She's a caring business partner who understands our business and the challenges it presents; Christine is a positive presence in our community who has greatly improved the way we do business. "

-Michael Deignan
Director, Human Resources
Blue Skies of Texas

"Christine Reinhard is capable of communicating complex legal concepts in a way that makes them comprehensible. We have asked her to make several internal educational presentations to our human resources personnel and others. She is articulate, understands the law, and can provide answers to their questions based on her experience."

-William Crow
Senior Counsel for Employment and Claims
San Antonio Water System

Office Location

17806 West Interstate 10, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78257
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the San Antonio Metro Area
Christine E. Reinhard has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Female