David L. Barron partners with clients to offer practical solutions to labor and employment problems of all sizes and shapes before they end up in litigation. That might mean helping a human resources professional with a complicated disciplinary action or helping a Fortune 500 CEO respond to a union campaign.
David understands his clients’ businesses and works tirelessly and creatively to make a client’s goal his goal. With a focus on partnership in decision making and an emphasis on supervisor training, many of David’s clients have seen dramatic drops in employment litigation.
Of course, not every dispute can be avoided. Employment disputes can often be high stakes, bitter, and expensive. Unlike many employment lawyers, David is no stranger to a courtroom. Whether it is a non-compete or trade secret case, FLSA collective action, or an unfair labor practice charge at the NLRB, David has experience litigating high profile matters.
In fact, because of his substantial trial experience, David is often called upon by clients to assist in complicated litigation outside of the employment realm, and David has successfully won cases across the state of Texas in both state and federal courts. Because of David’s common sense approach to labor and employment issues, he is often quoted in newspapers and magazines.
He has also appeared as an employment law professional on talk radio and local CBS and Fox affiliates. When not helping clients, David can be found leading his son’s Boy Scout troop, running a marathon, or hiking on a mountain.
- Represented company in multi-plaintiff reverse discrimination lawsuit which resulted in a complete defense verdict. At the conclusion of the trial, one of the plaintiffs wrote a letter of apology to the manager accused of discrimination.
- Successfully advised client in union election win against the Steelworkers Union in Georgia, and fought off multiple unfair labor practices and objections to avoid a rerun election.
- Developed from scratch a custom interactive employment law training program for large transportation authority and presented 20 sessions to all layers of supervision and management.
- Represented energy broker in an employee raiding lawsuit, involving breach of contract and tortious interference claims. Successfully obtained six figure verdict and obtained dismissal of eleven counterclaims.
- Obtained full defense verdict in Title VII harassment case brought by a cashier against retail industry client, where plaintiff alleged inappropriate touching, sexual comments, and racial slurs.
- Won summary judgment on behalf of a fuel company and one of its executives on claims of trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference with prospective business relationships, and violation of a non-solicitation covenant brought by the executive’s former employer, which sought more than $10 million in damages. This result was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1996
- University of Houston, B.A., 1994
BAR ADMISSIONS : Texas
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Arkansas
- U.S. District Court — Western District of Arkansas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
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