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The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX

Houston Employment Law Firm
3120 Southwest FreewaySuite 450Houston, TX 77098-4511
Accepts Credit Cards
The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLCLaw Firm Law Firm Overview

At The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, employees in Houston and throughout the surrounding areas call on us for high-quality counsel and representation in all their legal workplace concerns. Conveniently located in the Greenway Plaza area, our law firm accepts cases throughout Texas and nationwide. Our focus is employment law, and we represent clients before state and federal trial courts, appellate courts and agencies.

The founder of The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, attorney Ian Scharfman is a...

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At The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, employees in Houston and throughout the surrounding areas call on us for high-quality counsel and representation in all their legal workplace concerns. Conveniently located in the Greenway Plaza area, our law firm accepts cases throughout Texas and nationwide. Our focus is employment law, and we represent clients before state and federal trial courts, appellate courts and agencies.

The founder of The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, attorney Ian Scharfman is a passionate advocate of our clients' rights. With over 18 years of legal experience, he has gained success and recognition in a wide range of employment law cases. He handles issues involving:

Age discrimination
Disability discrimination
Race or national origin discrimination
Gender discrimination
Religious discrimination
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Discharge in violation of Texas public policy
Sexual harassment
Retaliation and whistleblower issues
Wage, hour, overtime and severance benefits
Employment contracts
Non-competition provisions
 
Mr. Scharfman has received a number of accolades based on peer review. He was named to Best Lawyers in America, named one of Houston's Top Lawyers, a Super Lawyer and rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Practice Areas
EmploymentDiscriminatonSexual HarassmentOvertime CasesFMLA IssuesNon-Compete DisputesWhistleblower/Qui TamRetaliationWrongful Termination
Litigation
70%
Classes and Seminars
The University of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Conference, Planning Committee, 2011
State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial, Continuing Legal Education Course, Planning Committee, 2008
Speaker, Continuing Legal Education and other Seminars
Speaker, Featured Television show Guest - Houston Bar Association Legal Lines Television Program
Speaker, Featured Radio talk show Guest - Fox Affiliate KOLE 1340 AM, Beaumont, 2005
Speaker, Quoted in the Houston Chronicle
Back to the Future: Proceeding Before and Litigating with the EEOC, University of Texas Law School 18th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, May 13, 2011
Representing Employers and Employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Houston Bar Association Employment Institute, October 29, 2009
Top Ten Issues Litigators Need to Know About Employment Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course, November 13, 2008
Employment Policies: When, How, and What? Cutting-Edge Employment Law Strategies: From Policies to Litigation, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007
Whistleblower Causes of Action, Houston Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, January 9, 2006
Behind Closed Doors: The Insider's View of What A Plaintiff's Lawyer Looks for Before Taking Your Employee's Case, Workers' Comp Update 1998: Council on Education and Management, 1998.
Employee Compensation - FLSA and the Payday Act: Basics of Labor and Employment Law, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section & Texas Young Lawyers' Association, 1998
Fifth Circuit Opinions after Rhodes, Houston Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, 1997
Litigation with Public Employers, Part One: Plaintiff's Perspective, University of Houston Employment Law Seminar, 1996
Life after Light: Drafting Enforceable Competition Covenants and Trade Secret Agreements, A Strategic Approach to Drafting and Implementing Employee Policies, State Bar of Texas, 1995
Texas Wrongful Discharge Update, University of Houston Employment Law Seminar, 1995
Secret Taping of Supervisors by Employees; Personnel Law Update, Council on Education in Management, 1993
Pro Bono Activities
Chair - Anti-Defamation League (ADL)-Southwest Region, - 2015ADL Regional Board of Directors - Southwest Region, 2011 - Present ADL Advisory Board of Directors, 2010ADL Co-Chair - Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Luncheon, 2010 - 2011ADL Co-Chair, Civil Rights Committee, 2011 - Present ADL Co-Chair positions, Sub-Committee, 2009 - 2010ADL Glass Leadership Institute Participant, 2008 - 2009ADL Board of Directors, Jewish Children's Regional Service, 2001 - Present
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Office Information
Address
3120 Southwest FreewaySuite 450Houston, TX 77098-4511
Phone
800-583-3213 (Toll free)713-255-2267713-25-LABOR
Fax
713-255-2270
Accepts Credit Cards
Yes
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Lawyers at The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC nominated to a Super Lawyers® list
Honors
Rated "AV Preeminent" by LexisNexis Martindale-HubbellNamed one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers: Litigation - Labor & EmploymentNamed "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2011Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2010Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2009Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation, 2008Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation, 2005Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Employment Litigation, 2004Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine: Labor and Employment Law, 2003Named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine: Labor and Employment Law, 2011Named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine: Labor and Employment Law, 2007Named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine: Employment Litigation, 2006Named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine: Labor and Employment Law, 2005Life Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers FoundationFellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Published
Articles
Employment Law Claims
The Scharfman Law Firm handles employment law claims for cases ranging from age and gender discrimination, to workers' compensation retaliation.
Articles Drafted/Presented
Attorney Ian Scharfman is a speaker, author and co-author.
Cited Cases
Read about Ian Scharfman's selected cited cases.
Attorney Profile
Ian Scharfman is the principal attorney in The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, a Houston, Texas law firm. Mr. Scharfman is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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800-583-3213 (Toll free)
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713-255-2267
Phone:
713-25-LABOR
Fax:
713-255-2270
3120 Southwest FreewaySuite 450Houston, TX 77098-4511