Jamie L. Houston

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Jamie Houston focuses his practice on employment litigation, with a concentration on non-compete and non-solicit agreement matters, including misappropriation of trade secrets. He also counsels clients on layoffs and terminations. Jamie seeks to gain a comprehensive understanding of his clients' business needs and then guides them through the litigation process. He has experience in both prosecuting and defending restrictive employment agreements.

Select Experience

  • Second-chaired federal court trial and obtained defense judgment in favor of employer against claims of discrimination.
  • Successfully defended several charges of discrimination filed by employees and former employees of multinational chemical corporation.
  • Presented oral argument and obtained summary judgment in state court on breach of contract claim filed by former executive seeking bonuses and trail commissions.
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Experience

  • Second-chaired federal court trial and obtained defense judgment in favor of employer against claims of discrimination.
  • Successfully defended several charges of discrimination filed by employees and former employees of multinational chemical corporation.
  • Presented oral argument and obtained summary judgment in state court on breach of contract claim filed by former executive seeking bonuses and trail commissions.
  • Presented oral argument and obtained summary judgment in federal court in ADA discrimination, hostile work environment and constructive discharge case against a large, public employer.
  • Conducted workplace investigation into claims of harassment and discrimination by co-workers and supervisor.
  • Prosecuted non-compete agreement against oil and gas executive and obtained favorable settlement agreement.
  • Represented employer in obtaining relief against an employee who downloaded confidential information and trade secrets before leaving to work for a competitor.
  • Obtained injunctive relief against a client’s former employee and his new employer after the former employee violated his non-solicitation and non-competition agreements with the client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt, U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Texas: Judicial Intern (2014)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2015; Kentucky Journal of Equine & Natural Resources Law: Senior Editor; Trial Advocacy Board; Black Law Students Association: Parliamentarian
  • M.P.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2011
  • B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2010