A. Kevin Troutman: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

A. Kevin Troutman

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone(713) 292-5602

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - FMLA
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
University McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, B.S., magna cum laude, 1979
Law SchoolLoyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, LA, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001
Admitted2001, Louisiana; 2006, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Activities
Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
Houston Chapter of ASHHRA
Business Development Chair, Katy Chamber of Commerce


Kevin Troutman is a partner in the Houston office. In addition to his experience as an attorney, Kevin gained practical experience during more than 17 years working as a human resources executive in the healthcare industry, including a period when he was responsible for 22 hospitals in five states.

He chairs the firm's national Healthcare Practice Group. He has successfully represented clients in hundreds of litigation and administrative matters, before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies.

He also spends considerable time counseling and training managers and supervisors regarding day-to-day HR issues.

He remains active in human resources groups, including the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, where he has been at the speaker the group's annual conference.

He has also served as a member of the governing board of a community hospital and a private school. Kevin is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Northwestern Ruling Is Full Of Conflicts April 5, 2014

Employer Tips For Managing FMLA Compliance March 13, 2014

The Changing Way Of Internships May 31, 2013

Employers' No-Harassment Policies Need to Become Less Sexy March 19, 2013

Practical Policies Can Preempt HR Problems March 8, 2013

Veterans Deserve Fair Consideration In The Job Market February 20, 2013

Social Media In The Workplace December 10, 2012

How Employers Should Address Domestic Violence At Work December 3, 2012

ADAAA's Twist On Administration Of Employment Practices August 9, 2012

Take Care in Changing Rules for Home Health Workers July 20, 2012

NLRB Decisions Demand In-House Counsel Vigilance December 12, 2011

Automatic Time Deductions for Meal Breaks Can Be Very Costly July 22, 2011

Goodies For Labor Tucked Away in Health Bill November 13, 2009

New Legislation on Overtime Presents Troubling Questions October 2, 2009

Are Employers Prepared for Outbreak of Swine Flu? April 30, 2009

Nurses Need to Know California Union Facts November 21, 2008

Unions Are Getting Into Position To Organize Houston-area Nurses October 4, 2007

Workplace Violence: Assessing Your Hospital's Readiness After the Virginia Tech Murders April 27, 2007

NLRB Rulings Regarding Supervisors Provide Clarity and Controversy December 15, 2006

Unions Continue Targeting Healthcare with Aggressive, Varied Tactics July 28, 2006

Employee Who Refused TB Skin Test Pursues Religious Discrimination Lawsuit May 31, 2006

Huge Cost of Unemployment Benefits Poses Dilemma for All Louisiana Employers March 31, 2006

Court Overrules NLRB - Upholds Hospital's Adoption of Mandatory On-Call Policy January 27, 2006

The Top 10 Employment-Related Mistakes that Automobile Dealers Make...and May Not Recognize November 8, 2002

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Sysco Invests To Make Merger Work August 12, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Offer Insight On Northwestern Football Ruling March 28, 2014

Crimean Crisis Highlights Employers' Responsibility For Workers' Safety Overseas March 24, 2014

Changing State Marijuana Laws Shake Up Drug Policies At Hospitals March 19, 2014

Union Leaders View Texas As Fertile Ground February 21, 2014

Bankruptcy: Employee Or Contractor? Brown Medical Center Worker Contends He's Been Misclassified January 18, 2014

Matters of Faith December 10, 2013

Feds Close Loophole in Fair Labor Standards Act November 1, 2013

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Signing An Employment Contract August 23, 2013

Court's Marriage Ruling Not to Be Ignored July 25, 2013

Staffing Firms Struggle to Meet Health Insurance Mandate May 21, 2013

Do Your Anti-Harassment Policies Need an Update? May 2, 2013

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully April 22, 2013

Onward and Upward March 1, 2013

Employers Should Be Careful with Confidentiality Policies August 30, 2012

Janitors' Labor Deal Seen As 'Reasonable' August 10, 2012

Drive Means Everyone Can Join AFL-CIO March 21, 2012

Whistleblowers And Privacy Rights: How To Manage The Overlap January 10, 2012

Conference Call - Healthcare: Wellness July 11, 2011

5 Considerations for Hospitals Facing Union Organization May 27, 2011

Newsletter Articles
What's An Individualized Analysis - And Why Should I Care? November 5, 2013

Government Agencies Taking Dim View of Employers' Bright-Line Policies August 1, 2013

Make Your No-Harassment Policy Less Sexy August 1, 2013

Top 10 Supervisory Survival Tools For 2013 February 1, 2013

Weighing The Risks Of Not Hiring Obese Applicants August 1, 2012

EEOC Challenges TB Testing Practices August 1, 2012

Automatically Deducting For Meal Breaks Can Be Costly August 1, 2012

Unions Poised to Exploit Changes in NLRB Rules May 1, 2012

A Look Ahead: Four Trends Healthcare Employers Should Continue to Watch November 1, 2011

A New Top 10 May 1, 2011

Unions Continue Healthcare Organizing Efforts With Wins In Texas August 1, 2010

Effective Documentation Speaks Volumes . . . And Protects Your Hospital May 3, 2010

Meal Time May Prove Stomach-Churning For Hospitals August 1, 2009

Those Bleeping Beepers: On-Call Disputes Creating More Litigation Dangers August 1, 2009

Piercing Through The Body Art Issue May 1, 2009


Association Of Corporate Counsel's Back-To-School Symposium
August 21, 2014

2014 Gulf Coast Symposium On HR Issues
May 15, 2014

Supervisor's Top Ten Survival Tools for 2013 - Lake Charles, LA
August 8, 2013

Supervisors' Top 10 Survival Tools for 2013 - Houston, TX
June 19, 2013

Managing Discipline and Terminations Effectively - Webinar
April 9, 2013

Supervisor's Top Ten Survival Tools for 2013
March 14, 2013

Employment Discrimination - Lake Charles, LA
November 10, 2011

Employment Law Update - Houston, TX
October 19, 2011


Business Development Committee Chair, Katy Chamber of Commerce
Governing Board, Pope John XXIII High School

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Prevail In ERISA Litigation Before The Fifth Circuit; Victory for Texas Nonsubscriber Employer; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Win Jury Trial in FMLA Case; Fifth Circuit Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract Case; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court Summary Judgment

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) poses ongoing compliance challenges and attracts significant attention from plaintiffs' lawyers and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The resulting litigation continues to illustrate that inflexible policies and practices are a recipe for...

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