Stephen J. Roppolo: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Stephen J. Roppolo

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

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Jury Trials
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • School Law
  • Dealership
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Industry
  • Automotive Manufacturing
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (713) 292-0150
Fax: (713) 292-0151
http://www.laborlawyers.com/sroppolo
 
University Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, B.A., cum laude, 1987
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University National Law Center, Washington, DC, J.D., with honors, 1990
 
Admitted1990, Louisiana; 1996, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 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 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; Louisiana Supreme Court; Louisiana Courts of Appeal; Supreme Court of Texas; Texas Courts of Appeals
 
Biography

Steve Roppolo is managing partner in the Houston and San Antonio offices. He has extensive jury trial and arbitration experience litigating all types of employment claims in federal and state courts on behalf of employers.

He has defended companies of various sizes in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, defamation, breach of employment contract, and other employment torts.

In addition, Steve has successfully obtained injunctive relief on behalf of companies seeking to enforce non-compete agreements against former employees, in some cases obtaining monetary settlements from the departed employees.

His counseling and litigation practice includes extensive work with independent schools and hospitality clients. Additionally, Steve regularly counsels large and small companies regarding day-to-day employment matters.

He helps employers avoid employment litigation by conducting training for managers and developing policies and procedures designed to minimize exposure to litigation claims.

Finally, Steve has developed an in-depth knowledge of employment issues facing automobile dealerships, having represented the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association as Labor Counsel and having been a member of the firm's Dealership Practice Group since its inception.

Steve is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009.

Steve is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Representative Work
Fifth Circuit Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract Case 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court Summary Judgment

Reported Cases
Horak v. Glazers Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., 2006 WL 2017110 (N.D. Tex. 2006)
Williams v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, Inc., 2006 WL 295392 (S.D. Ala. 2006)
Chiasson v. City of Thibodaux, 347 F. Supp. 2d 300 (E.D. La. Nov 01, 2004)
Robertson v. Burger King, Inc., 848 F. Supp. 78 (E.D. La. 1994)
Tran v. Petroleum Helicopters, 771 So.2d 673 (La. App. 2000) Horak v. Glazers Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., 2006 WL 2017110 (N.D. Tex. 2006)
Williams v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, Inc., 2006 WL 295392 (S.D. Ala. 2006)
Chiasson v. City of Thibodaux, 347 F. Supp. 2d 300 (E.D. La. Nov 01, 2004)
Robertson v. Burger King, Inc., 848 F. Supp. 78 (E.D. La. 1994)
Tran v. Petroleum Helicopters, 771 So.2d 673 (La. App. 2000)

Professional Activities
Member, Labor and Employment Committee, Houston Bar Association
Chair, Labor and Employment Committee (2003-2004), New Orleans Bar Association

News/Media
High Court Looks To Pregnancy Law Post-Hobby Lobby August 7, 2014

Texas Businesses: Take Child Abuse Reporting Seriously April 18, 2014

NLRB Precedential Changes On The Horizon October 17, 2012

Employers Wrestle With EEOC Guidance On Criminal Checks July 16, 2012

Sex Charges Can Pose Big Risks For Unwary Employers December 2, 2011

Don't Mess With Noncompetes In Texas July 21, 2011

Concepcion And Texas Employment Arbitration May 10, 2011

Avoiding Common Employee Handbook Mistakes April 5, 2011

Workplace Threats Pose a Challenge for Employers February 9, 2011

Schools Caught in Middle On the Cyberbullying Issue October 28, 2010

Out-of-Bounds Questions Can Cost Employers May 15, 2010

Boss's Affair With Worker Can Jeopardize a Company October 13, 2009

Car Dealers Take Fall For Errors of Others June 14, 2009

'Get Smart' to Avoid Running Afoul of Tougher Immigration Laws July 14, 2006

Employers Face Liability Year Round
Houston Chronicle
June 20, 2011

Law Defines how Employers Prevent Workplace Violence
Houston Business Journa
l February 2011

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

Quotes and Soundbites
Local Impact Of Supreme Court Birth Control Decision Could Be Minimal July 1, 2014

GHP Endorses Proposed NDO May 7, 2014

Houston Mayor Introduces Equal Rights Ordinance April 28, 2014

It Isn't Quittin' Time Till the Boss Says It Is December 1, 2011

Newsletter Articles
To Be Or Not To Be (Under Contract) January 1, 2011

ID, Please - School Security In The 21st Century October 1, 2009

Presentations

2014 Gulf Coast Symposium On HR Issues
May 15, 2014

Top Five Employment Law Issues Impacting Dealers - Galveston, TX
June 21, 2013

The Evolution of a Union Campaign - Houston, TX
February 9, 2011

The Evolution of a Union Campaign - Houston, TX
February 9, 2011

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fifth Circuit Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract Case; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court Summary Judgment; Reported Cases; Horak v. Glazers Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., 2006 WL 2017110 (N.D. Tex. 2006); Williams v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, Inc., 2006 WL 295392 (S.D. Ala. 2006); Chiasson v. City of Thibodaux, 347 F. Supp. 2d 300 (E.D. La. Nov 01, 2004); Robertson v. Burger King, Inc., 848 F. Supp. 78 (E.D. La. 1994); Tran v. Petroleum Helicopters, 771 So.2d 673 (La. App. 2000)Horak v. Glazers Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., 2006 WL 2017110 (N.D. Tex. 2006); Williams v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, Inc., 2006 WL 295392 (S.D. Ala. 2006); Chiasson v. City of Thibodaux, 347 F. Supp. 2d 300 (E.D. La. Nov 01, 2004); Robertson v. Burger King, Inc., 848 F. Supp. 78 (E.D. La. 1994); Tran v. Petroleum Helicopters, 771 So.2d 673 (La. App. 2000)
 
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Stephen J. Roppolo

333 Clay Street
HoustonTX 77002




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