Law in the Workplace is a blog dedicated to assisting Texas-based employers to navigate labor and employment law. Employers must comply with numerous federal and state laws. These legal statutes and court opinions are frequently difficult to follow and full of legalese and complex language. Texas presents its own set of unique laws, circumstances and generally accepted corporate cultural guidelines that differ from anywhere else in the country. It is difficult for in-house counsel, executives and other human resources professionals to stay abreast of the ever changing legal landscape. Indeed, most employment issues occur not because of intentional conduct, but because of the simple lack of knowledge or understanding of the applicable law. Law in the Workplace aims to be a go-to resource to help employers keep up-to-date with the law via concise posts written in plain language and designed for real world application.
Douglas C. Bracken
Douglas Bracken is a board-certified employment law attorney who handles all aspects of employment law, from drafting agreements and employment policies, to litigating all types of employment, labor and business disputes in state and federal court, as well as before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, OSHA and TWC....
Brian W. Clark
Brian Clark, a director of the Firm, practices in the Litigation Section with an emphasis on representing financial institutions, national corporations, local businesses and individuals in commercial matters. Brian has successfully prosecuted and defended lawsuits on behalf of his clients in state and federal trial courts throughout the State of...
Jaime M. DeWees
"My clients say they consider me their dedicated advocate, whether I’m helping them through a negotiation or settlement process or taking their case to trial. I bring to my practice a wide range of industry knowledge, a breadth of experience, and an ability to find effective, often creative strategies to...
Demetri Economou practices in the Energy Group and focuses on complex commercial litigation and employment law matters. Within the Energy Group, Demetri focuses primarily on issues facing KRCL’s upstream, midstream and oilfield services clients, including high-dollar royalty litigation, lease interpretation and contract disputes, trade secrets litigation, transportation issues, anti-SLAPP /...
Handling a variety of litigation matters, Emily Green focuses her practice on employment law issues, including trade-secrets disputes; non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure disputes; employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, wrongful terminations, OSHA violations, FRA violations, and retaliation cases. A portion of Emily's practice consists of counseling employers on various employment...
For two and a half decades, Danny Guerra has litigated cases in many venues, including state and federal courts. Representing clients in the energy and transportation fields, Danny defends and advocates for organizations and individuals in cases stemming from industrial, trucking, and rail incidents and accidents that result in injuries...
Darren S. Harrington
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Darren Harrington has earned a reputation as one of the top employment law attorneys in the U.S. He has substantial experience in enforcing employment contracts to protect an employer’s trade secrets, and defending against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations, claims under the various anti-discrimination statutes, the minimum wage...
Richard L. Hathaway
Richard Hathaway, a Director of the Firm, is a trial lawyer who practices in the Commercial Litigation Section. He has significant experience in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. Richard represents a wide range of clients from individuals and small proprietors to large corporate entities and Fortune 500 companies....
Andrea “AJ” Johnson, a director at the Firm, has been practicing in employment law and employment/commercial litigation for more than 30 years. She represents clients all over the nation, provides day-to-day advice on critical, time-sensitive business and employment matters, has tried numerous cases to successful verdict and/or to dispositive adjudication,...
Michael A. Logan
"Clients view me as their “go to” attorney and a trusted business partner who delivers timely and high-quality legal counsel that helps them overcome challenges and navigate business disputes. Clients appreciate that I’m straightforward and direct — I want them to know and understand my opinion after we have a...
Bruce C. Morris
Bruce “Chip” Morris, a Director in the Houston office, is the head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Whether it’s recovering lost profits for the patent holder of one of the most successful infomercial products, protecting the trade secrets of how to build the world’s fastest street car, representing a...
Kenneth C. Riney
For more than 15 years, Ken Riney has advocated for clients in general civil, commercial and employment litigation, as well as product liability, premises liability and trucking litigation matters. Ken has defended numerous businesses in the retail, hospitality, restaurant, entertainment, multifamily residential, manufacturing and transportation industries. In addition, he has...
Marcy L. Rothman
Marcy Rothman practices in the Litigation Section. Her experience includes favorable results in civil trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, appeals and negotiated resolutions. She has participated in approximately 100 trials to verdict, two-thirds of which she has handled as first chair trial attorney. She has handled appeals and has successfully represented clients before...