Mark J. Levine

Mark J. Levine: Attorney with Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

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 called Employment MattersĀ®, which can be found at www.employment-matters.com.

(Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (67)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Child Labor Law
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Transfers
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713-965-6803  Phone
713-961-9045  Phone
713-961-5341  Fax
www.wkpz.com
www.employment-matters.com
University Attended:
Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, J.D., with honors, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1994, Texas
Memberships:
Houston and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas.
Birth Information:
McAllen, Texas, March 25, 1969
Certifications:
( Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )
ISLN:
909887511
Transactions:
Jury verdict in favor of client -- a large oil and gas company -- against business broker seeking fee.

Prevailed for clients at temporary injunction hearing against claim that clients misappropriated trade secrets resulting in opponent dismissing suit.

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

Summary judgment of $722,938.64 in favor of firm's client for breach of an executive employment agreement.

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

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

Obtained dismissal of suit seeking injunction against client to enforce non-compete after trial court declared non-compete void.

Jury verdict in Billings, Montana in favor of client on wrongful termination claim.

Directed verdict in Jackson, Mississippi in favor of client on wrongful termination 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.

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.

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (25 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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Houston, Texas

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