STEVE PETROU, is a former investigative reporter who now devotes much of his energy to help people who have experienced harassment and discrimination on the job and wrongful termination. He also advocates on behalf of those who have been injured or otherwise hurt through the negligence or carelessness of others.
Steve began his career as a television reporter and won many awards exposing the wrong doing of public officials and corporate executives.
11107 McCracken Circle, Suite A
Houston (Cypress) TX 77429
He has been licensed to practice in all State Courts in the State of Texas since 1992. He is also admitted to practice in all federal courts in the Southern District of Texas.
While Steve spends most of his time representing victims of injustice, he has also produced a number of documentaries on subjects ranging from medical care to education to the conflict in the Middle East.
Below you will find my resume showing my years of dedication to fighting discrimination.
South Texas College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence: May 1992
Top 10% of Class
Honors and Achievements
Graduated Cum Laude
Order of Lytae
Top 10 Oralist in Mock Trial
American Jurisprudence Award
Winner of Thomas Justin Treece Scholarship
New York, N.Y.
Winner of NBC/RCA Fellowship
Steven E. Petrou, Attorney-at-Law (April 1996 to present) sexual harassment, employment law, discrimination cases (national origin, race, age, gender) personal injury, consumer law, employment benefits, insurance claims, and general civil practice. Experienced trial attorney in federal and state court and before EEOC and other agencies. Cases taken to trial include: sexual harassment, age discrimination, personal injury, workers compensation retaliation, wage and hour violations and other employment and injury cases, such as car accidents and negligence cases.
Coane & Associates (1992 to March 1996)
Chief trial attorney, experience in trying employment, personal injury and civil rights cases before juries and judges in federal and state court, responsible for all preparations leading up to trial, including depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, motions, questioning and preparation of lay and expert witnesses, preparation of trial notebook, jury questions, opening and closing statements. Experience in negotiations and mediation.
Fisher, Gallagher & Lewis (1989 to 1992)
Law Clerk -- duties included drafting original petitions, appellate briefs, motions, interrogatories, researching and writing legal memoranda, responding to discovery and motions for summary judgment, as well as drafting speeches and CLE materials for Wayne Fisher and Michael Gallagher.
Annotations -- Newspaper of South Texas College of Law (1989 to 1992)
Managing editor and writer for law school newspaper. Responsible for directing editorial content of newspaper and for reporting and writing stories affecting the concerns of the students, staff and faculty.
KUHT, Houston Public Television (1990 to 1992)
Freelance producer, writer and reporter for documentaries, special reports and public affairs programs. Productions include special report on former Texas Governor Ann Richards and documentaries on doctors, education, social issues and a profile of baseball great Nolan Ryan.
KHOU-TV, Houston, Texas (1979 to 1987)
Investigative and general assignment reporter. Assignments included in-depth reports of legal system, including coverage of trials and interviews with attorneys, prosecutors and judges.
Mock Trial -- Active in judging mock trials and assisting varsity moot court teams at South Texas College of Law. As a student, advanced to semi-finals, quarter-finals and octi-finals in more than a dozen mock trials. In the fall of 1991, mock trial team reached final four out of 54 teams. Voted top ten oralist.
Media and Law -- active in promoting understanding of the media and the law with the Houston Bar Association
Award for Public TV Documentary: Escape from Failure (1992)
Best Investigative Reporter -- Houston Press Club (1987)
Best Television Reporter in Alabama -- Associated Press (1978)
graduated with honors, cum laude, editor of lawschool newspaper,