Neil Martin

Of Counsel

Overview

Neil Martin is a management labor attorney who represents employers in labor, civil rights, employment contracts, contract negotiations, non-competition covenants, arbitration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, wage and hour, age discrimination, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and equal credit matters.

Neil has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as various other federal and state appellate and district courts, and agency boards.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
      • Member, Labor Law Specialization Approval Committee
    • Former Council Member
  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Council Member
  • Member, Liaison Committee, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Member, Texas Labor & Employment Law Advisory Commission
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Former Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston, Texas

Community Involvement

  • Member, Houston Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member, Living Water International
  • Member, Houston Holocaust Museum
  • Member, River Oaks Breakfast Association
  • Member, Texas Children's Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.) (2008-2015)
    • Employment Law – Management
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker, ed., Chambers & Partners) (2006-2011)
    • Labor & Employment [Texas]
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers​ Magazine 
    • Employment and Labor (2003-2015)
  • Recognized, Houston Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine (2006, 2011, 2012)
    • Labor and Employment
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™

Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, (1967)
  • B.B.A., Baylor University, (1964)
    • Accounting

Admissions

  • Texas State Courts

Representative Matters

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Represented U.S. and foreign companies in the establishment and operation of joint ventures and foreign and domestic corporations
Represented an investment advisor for alleged false statements to the Texas State Securities Board; The board's concerns were addressed, and it took no action that harmed the advisor or his firm
Represented a U.S.-based drilling company in connection with the construction and financing of two new drill ships

Capabilities