Mark J. Levine
Shareholder
Mark J. Levine
Labor and Employment Law
CONTACT
mlevine@wkpz.com
T: (713) 961-9045
F: (713) 961-5341

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees Congregation Beth Israel

Education

  • J. D. The University of Texas School of  Law, 1994, with honors.
  • B.A. Washington University at St. Louis, 1991, magna cum laude.

Additional Information

  • "AV" Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine for  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. 
  • Elected membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2013-2014
  • Frequent speaker at HR Houston
Mark J. Levine
Shareholder

Mr. Levine helps employers avoid the courthouse.  He provides clients with proactive solutions that stop workplace issues from becoming workplace problems.  When litigation is inevitable, he aggressively represents his clients to provide the best possible result.  He has a solid record in jury trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings.  He defends employers against suits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and suits for breach of contract.  He often assists clients through DOL investigations of wage and hour practices and routinely represents clients before the EEOC. 

Mr. Levine often works on cases related to allegations of theft of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Mr. Levine focuses his practice in Texas and particularly in Harris County, but has represented Texas based clients across the United States. 

He writes a monthly newsletter entitled Employment Matters®, which can be found at www.employment-matters.com.

Representative Experience

On May 6, 2016, obtained a jury victory in favor of client awarding $1,060,000.00 for breach of contract.

Top Ten Jury Verdict for 2014:  On June 27, 2014, obtained a judgment following jury victory awarding two executives $1,657,575.98 for breach of contract and denial of severance plan benefits.  

On April 14, 2014, judgment following jury trial victory in favor of client defeating former employee’s retaliatory discharge claim.
 
On June 12, 2013, after nearly five years of litigation, collected 100% of judgment obtained in favor of client on executive contract in the amount of $1,167,725.51 (inclusive of attorney’s fees).

Helped large staffing company obtain indemnification from third-party in FLSA overtime suit exceeding $17,000,000.

Trial team in two jury trial victories defeating $90M claim in business tort matter.

Jury verdict in Harris County, Texas in favor of chemical company on age discrimination claim.

Jury verdict in U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida in favor of client construction company on claim of race discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

Jury verdict in favor of corp in a retaliatory discharge case.

Repeated work on enforcing and defeating non-competition agreements.

Numerous favorable EEOC and related state-agency findings on complex claims of alleged employer discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA violation, and other employment-related claims across the United States.

Established new law under WARN Act in favor of client company.

Jury verdict affirmed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against third-party administrator that mishandled COBRA coverage benefits for corporate client.