Joseph W. Gagnon: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Joseph W. Gagnon

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Partner
Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone(713) 292-0150

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • ERISA Defense
  • Non-Competition Litigation
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation and Retaliation
 
University Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX, B.S., cum laude, 1990
 
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, J.D., 1993
 
Admitted1993, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 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
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member, State Bar of Texas - Labor and Employment Section
Member, State Bar of Texas - Appellate Section

 
Biography

Joe Gagnon is a partner in the Houston and San Antonio offices. He is an experienced trial attorney who represents employers in litigation and arbitration filed in every region of Texas.

Joe's broad experience includes the defense of a wide variety of discrimination and discharge claims brought under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and whistleblower statutes. He routinely defends state law claims including workers' comp retaliation, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, malicious prosecution, and assault.

Joe is unique among labor and employment attorneys, as he also represents several Texas-based non-subscribing employers against claims of negligence, and associated benefits claims filed under ERISA.

He frequently provides preventive services to reduce the likelihood of litigation, including general consultation, management and employee training, development of employment policies, and consultation regarding legislative current events and judicial trends.

Joe is a seasoned appellate advocate, having represented clients in original actions, interlocutory appeals, and appeals of final judgments in both state and federal courts.

RecognitionAV Peer Review rating with Martindale-Hubbell

News/Media

No Free Pass For Employers On Retaliation Claims
July 26, 2013

Now May Be Time For Employers To Opt Out Of State Workers' Compensation System
July 8, 2012

The Mutual Benefits Of Nonsubscription In Texas
June 12, 2012

Avoiding Common Employee Handbook Mistakes
April 5, 2011

March Madness: The Ups And Downs Of Office Pools
March 12, 2011

Employers Can Minimize Risk of Workplace Violence
January 21, 2010

PCA: Trading Tax Relief For Unionization
April 24, 2009

What Upcoming Legislation is Causing Employers Stress?
March 20, 2009

Meet the Union Organizers: Stealth Labor Campaigns May Be Coming to Such Right-to-Work States as Texas
November 15, 2008

Houston Case Highlights Importance in Checking Status of Workers
February 8, 2008

Avoiding Liability for Employee Issues in Dealership Acquisitions
Dealers' Choice- Texas Auto Dealers Association
Fall 2010

Quotes and Soundbites

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

With a Mega Jackpot This Big, Take Precaution
March 30, 2012

Texas Gun Law Adds New Level of Vigilance for Employers
September 27, 2011

Tackling The Issue Of Employee Identity
September 23, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Supreme Court Tightens Standard In Retaliation Cases
September 1, 2013

Trading A Tax Break For Unionization: Analyzing the Patriot Corporation Act
June 1, 2009

Presentations

2014 Gulf Coast Symposium On HR Issues
May 15, 2014

It Takes Two to Tango: Partnering with HR to Avoid Costly Employment Claims - Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management - March 9, 2012

How Would This Look in Court? - Dallas and Houston - Compli-sponsored symposium - June 13-14, 2012

Community


Youth soccer coach
University of Texas Law Mentor

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Victory for Texas Nonsubscriber Employer; Reported Cases; Thanedar v. Time Warner, Inc., 352 Fed. App'x 891 (5th Cir. 2009); Hart v. Comcast of Houston, 347 Fed. App'x 978 (5th Cir. 2009)
 
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Office Information

Joseph W. Gagnon

333 Clay Street
HoustonTX 77002




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