Claud L. (Tex) McIver: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Claud L. (Tex) McIver

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San Antonio,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone(210) 227-5434

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Corporate Compliance Audits and Counseling
  • Employment Law Training
  • International Labor Law
  • Labor Law Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Labor Management Relations
  • National Labor Relations Board - NLRB
  • Union Campaigns
  • Union Contract Negotiations and Administration
  • Union Organization
University Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX, B.B.A.
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, J.D.
Admitted1968, Texas; 1973, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Professional Activities

fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Former Chair, Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member, 2015 Academy Selection Board


Tex McIver is a partner in the Atlanta office. In his 30 year career, Tex has assisted clients nationally and internationally in their compliance efforts involving all federal and state employment laws.

He advises employers concerning mergers and acquisitions, consolidation and streamlining ( rightsizing ) of organizations.

Tex has also successfully defended employers in more than 200 union organizing campaigns, and he regularly handles contract negotiations, arbitrations, defense of corporate campaigns and the full range of strikes, lockouts and other interruptions of work. Tex has also written widely on employment law subjects and presented speeches and seminars to hundreds of business associations, bar associations and client groups concerning a broad range of employment law and legislative issues.

He was selected by Atlanta Lawyer magazine as one of the top legal minds in the City. He has also been listed in Who's Who Legal USA -- Management Labour & Employment by the researchers at the International Who's Who Legal publication. Tex is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers.

He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2007 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Tex was named one of Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

He was also selected as a Client Service All-Star for 2011, an elite group of attorneys nominated by in-house counsel for their outstanding client service. BTI Consulting Group conducted the survey.

In 2012 Tex was appointed by the Georgia Attorney General to serve as Special Assistant Attorney General representing Gov. Nathan Deal and the State in the matter of Coleman et al. v Deal and Jackson. He was awarded the 2012 Highest Effort Award from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for his achievement in the field of law.

In 2013 the fraternity honored him with The Order of the Lion Award, the third-highest award a member can receive from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, for his service in helping to establish an SAE chapter at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Before entering private practice, Tex served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps from 1968 to 1972. During these 4 years he was awarded the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for his recognition as a trial lawyer and then in 1971 the Bronze Star Medal for combat related service in Republic of South Vietnam.


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List
February 20, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Partner Tex McIver Receives Highest Award From National Fraternity
October 23, 2012

Fisher & Phillips Senior Partner Among Atlanta's 'Legal Elite'
December 15, 2011

Fisher & Phillips LLP Partners Named BTI Client Service All-Stars
February 15, 2011

Fisher & Phillips Partner Named to Georgia Trend Legal Elite
December 6, 2010

Atlanta Partner Tex McIver Named to Transition Committee for Georgia's Attorney General-Elect
November 8, 2010


Smoking At Work - Sending The Wrong Message?
February 10, 2012

Recording Events in the Workplace and Other Social Media Issues
September 7, 2011

Considering A Job Applicant's Prior Bankruptcy Filing During The Hiring Process
May 24, 2011

Social Media, The Workplace and The Law
November 2, 2010

What You Need to Know About Hiring Summer Help
May 14, 2010

Give Them Their Guns! But Take Their Property Rights?
October 28, 2008

Shoot Down Gun Bills
March 16, 2007

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Exploring the Frontiers of Sex Harassment
June 1, 2004

Quotes and Soundbites

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

Labor Laws Leave Georgia Unable To Contend In Unionization Battles
March 27, 2014

41 Peachtree Road Races And Counting
January 24, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Among Atlanta's 'Legal Elite'
December 10, 2013

States' Gun Laws Not Top Priority For Companies
February 15, 2013

Should All Employees In The Industry Be In Great Shape?
September 24, 2012

More People Are Using Smartphones to Secretly Record Office Conversations
August 1, 2011

Pros and Cons of Recording Conversations
May 17, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Will Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?
May 1, 2015

NLRB Requires Non-Union Member To Pay For Lobbying Fees
March 1, 2013

Up In Smoke: The Rise Of Medical-Marijuana Laws
September 1, 2009

Someone Controlling Your Cell Phone? Absurd! Or is it...
July 1, 2009


2015 Employment Law Update
July 18, 2015

Red Flags in Employment Law
June 5, 2015

Legal Fad Diets: Top Employment Issues in the Fitness Industry
March 11, 2015

Recent Developments in Employment Law
December 11, 2014

BLR Interactive Webinar: Emergency Management Summit
March 26, 2014

Think Before You Post: Social Media & The Career Limiting Implications It May Have On Getting Hired Or Your Working Life
Georgia State University
March 26, 2014

“Emergency Management Summit
Interactive Webinar - BLR - Business & Legal Resources
March 26, 2014

Preventing Legal Liabilities Through Risk Assessment & Understanding Employment Laws
Speaker, Annual International Convention & Trade Show
March 14, 2014

“2013 Employment Law Update”
Georgia Mining Association Annual Convention
Ponte Vedra, FL
July 13, 2013

“Emergency Management: HR Policies & Procedures 'The Buck Stops Here'”
Webinar - BLR - Business & Legal Resources
April 14, 2013

“The Next Four Years. Uncertainty Followed by Decline”
North Atlanta Rotary Club
Atlanta, GA
March 28, 2013

“Managing In The Era Of Texts, Tweets & Facebook: Review of Employment Laws & Legal Liabilities”
International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Annual International Convention
Las Vegas, NV
March 21, 2013

“Managing Social Media Problems in the Workplace”
Webinar - Georgia Chamber of Commerce
February 27, 2012

“The Next Four Years. Uncertainty Followed by Decline”
Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Greater Atlanta Alumni Association
Atlanta, GA
December 12, 2012

U.S. Employment Law Update
Employment & Labor Law Western Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
October 19, 2011

“Employment Law Changes That Will Rock Your World”
2011 Annual Convention of the Georgia Mining Association
Ponte Vedra, FL
July 16, 2011

Employment Law Update
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Jackson Hole, WY
February 5, 2011.


Tex is a member of the Putnam Development Authority, an organization dedicated to assisting the economic growth and prosperity of Putnam County, Georgia. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Military Legal Assistance Program.

In 2005, Tex was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Also in 2005, the Georgia State Senate by a vote of 50-0, appointed Tex to the five-member State Election Board, which is primarily responsible for supervising all state elections and dealing with allegations of voting irregularities. In 2006, Tex was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the State Election Board.


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Will Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?
Claud L. (Tex) McIver, July 3, 2015
Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your “no-smoking” policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer.

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Claud L. (Tex) McIver

300 Convent Street
San AntonioTX 78205


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