Ramon D. Bissmeyer


Ray Bissmeyer works closely with businesses of all types to keep some of their greatest assets—their employees—from becoming costly liabilities. Investing the time and effort needed to truly understand each employer's culture, operations, and industry, Ray crafts tailored strategies that are practical, preventive, and proactive in equal measure.

Whether a client comes to him with a concern, question, or new claim, Ray responds swiftly yet thoughtfully, delivering a clear-eyed assessment of the risks and potential outcomes. Considering both the facts of an individual matter and the implications of how handling that matter affects the client's broader interests, Ray delivers consistent and sound employment counsel that makes him a valued partner to employers in a wide range of industries.  

Recognizing that employment-related claims are an unfortunate cost of doing business, Ray develops employment policies, procedures, and training programs that can keep those costs to a minimum.

When incidents arise, he advises clients on how best to manage investigations and any advisable disciplinary or remedial actions. Ray knows that some employee claims, such as discrimination or harassment, involve sensitive and emotional allegations. In such cases, his counsel carefully balances those concerns with the need to focus on the claim's facts, law, and business impact.

Ray also protects his clients' business interests by preparing and enforcing confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions designed to survive judicial scrutiny. Ray is a seasoned litigator and skilled negotiator who defends his clients in all forums where employment claims arise, whether in state or federal court, before administrative agencies, or in mediation and arbitration.

Prepared for the challenges of ever-changing laws and cultural norms, Ray positions his clients for stable, productive, and enduring employer-employee relations.  

I want my clients to see me as a member of their team, as committed to their success as they are and equally focused on getting results.
    • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993
    • Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude, 1990
    • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., 1990
  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1993
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2007-2024

    • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® for Employment Litigation; Employment & Labor; Employee Benefits, 2005-2023

    • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Labor & Employment, 2019-2022

    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Management, 2021

    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2014

    • Recognized by S.A. Scene in "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers" for Employment Litigation: Defense
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation and Appellate Sections
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • American Employment Law Council, 2002-Present

    • Dykema Professional Personnel Committee, Member

    • Former Dykema Labor & Employment Group Practice Leader

    • Governors Club, 2005-Present

    • Alamo Heights Fort Sam Houston Youth Soccer, Board Member, 2001-2015 and 2019-Present (Commissioner of Coaches, 2003-2004; President, 2005-2013 and 2022-Present; Secretary, 2013-2015; President-elect, 2019-2022); Head Coach/Manager, 2001 and Fall 2005-Present; Assistant Coach, 1995-1998 and 2002-Spring 2005

    • Kinetic Kids, Board Member 2009-Present

    • The Arc of San Antonio, Board Member, June 2023-Present

    • Spanish

Latest News and Insights


Adapting to a Shifting Employment Law Landscape: Navigating Recent Developments, Regulations, and Trends in Today’s Workplace

In spite of the fact that Congress and state legislatures are nearly at a stalemate, the employment…

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Press Releases9.18.23

15 Dykema Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers List for 2023

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 15 of its Texas-based attorneys—from…

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Speaking Engagements9.13.23

How to Survive the Deposition Hot Seat! Tips from Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys On How To Avoid Crucial Deposition Mistakes

Ray Bissmeyer will serve as a featured speaker at the San Antonio SHRM 17thAnnual Employment Law…

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