The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC

The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC

At The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, clients have come to expect the highest level of professionalism, service and representation in employment law matters.

Firm Overview

The firm represents clients in various employment law matters before many federal and state trial and appellate courts, federal, state and local agencies and in arbitrations and mediations.

We are a passionate advocate for our clients' rights and understand that each client's situation is of utmost importance to that client. Although we are a trial law firm, we understand that each conflict requires its own case specific needs and potential resolution. Recognizing that approach for each particular situation enables us to handle each client's needs and legal claims much more effectively and which has contributed to this firm's success for its clients at many different levels.

We represent clients in connection with all areas of employment law, such as:

Discrimination, Harassment, and Discharge
-Age Discrimination
-Disability Discrimination
-Discharge in Violation of Texas Public Policy
-Family and Medical Leave Act
-Gender Discrimination/Sexual Harassment/Pregnancy Discrimination
-National Origin Discrimination
-Race Discrimination
-Religious Discrimination

Retaliation
-Commercial Driver Anti-Retaliation Protections
-Retaliation
-Whistleblower
-Workers' Compensation Retaliation

Wage, Hour, and Benefits
-Benefits Denial
-Overtime Pay

Employment Contracts/Non-Competition Provisions
-Contracts/Agreements/Non-Competition Provisions/Severance Agreements
Main Office
Main Office
3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 450
Houston  TX  77098
Phone
  • 713-255-2267
Websites
Employment
The Law Offices of The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in a variety of employment law matters.
At The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, clients have come to expect the highest level of professionalism, service and representation in employment law matters. The firm represents clients in various employment law matters before many federal and state trial and appellate courts, federal, state and local agencies and in arbitrations and mediations.

We are a passionate advocate for our clients?rights and understand that each client's situation is of utmost importance to that client. Although we are a trial law firm, we understand that each conflict requires its own case specific needs and potential resolution. Recognizing that approach for each particular situation enables us to handle each client's needs and legal claims much more effectively and which has contributed to this firm's success for its clients at many different levels.

Ian Scharfman

Ian Scharfman is the principal attorney in The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, a Houston, Texas law firm. Mr. Scharfman is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The law firm has a nation-wide practice and handles employment law cases throughout Texas. He represents clients in state and federal courts, in arbitrations through the American Arbitration Association and in claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

EDUCATION

1990 - 1993 Univ. of Houston Law Center (Houston, Texas)
Juris Doctor

1986 - 1990 Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
Bachelor of Arts

ACCREDITATIONS

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2000)

LICENSES

Licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Texas (1993)

Licensed to practice in the following federal courts:
U.S. Supreme Court (2011)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1994)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1993)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (1996)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2010)

PEER AND THIRD PARTY RECOGNITION

Rated "AV Preeminent" by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers
2012 - 2015 Litigation Labor & Employment

Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine:
2009 - 2015 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
2008 - Employment Litigation
2004 - 2005 - Employment Litigation
2003 - Labor and Employment Law

Named one of Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine:
2013 - 2015 Labor and Employment Law
2007 - Labor and Employment Law
2006 - Employment Litigation
2005 - Labor and Employment Law

Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Houston Bar Association:
Chair (2009-2010) - Labor and Employment Law Section
Chair-Elect (2008-2009) - Labor and Employment Law Section
Council Member (2006-2010) - Labor and Employment Law Section
CLE Coordinator (2007-2008) - Labor and Employment Law Section

District 4 Nominating Committee of the Texas Bar Foundation:
Committee Member (2007-2008, 2012-2013)
Subcommittee Chair (2006-2007)

The University of Texas Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference:
Planning Committee for 2011 and 2012 Conferences

State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial 2008 Continuing Legal Education Course:
Planning Committee

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation:
Chair (2001-2002), Vice-Chair (2000-2001), Treasurer (1999-2000), & Trustee

Houston Young Lawyers Association:
Director (1997-2000) and Various Committee Chairs
Speaker - continuing legal education and other seminars discussed below

Featured television show guest - Houston Bar Association Legal Lines television program

Featured radio talk show guest - Fox Affiliate KOLE 1340 AM, Beaumont (11/8/05)

Quoted in the Houston Chronicle

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Texas: Labor and Employment Law Section

Houston Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Section

OTHER RELEVANT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Anti-Defamation League:
National Commissioner (2015-present)
Associate National Commissioner (2013-2014)
Various National Committees (2013-present)

Anti-Defamation League-Southwest Region:
Board Chair (2015)
Various Other Officer Positions (2012-2014)
Regional Board of Directors - Southwest Region (2011-present)
Advisory Board of Directors (2010)
Chair and Co-Chair of Various Regional Committees
Glass Leadership Institute Participant (2008-2009)

Jewish Children's Regional Service:
Board of Directors (2001-present)
Education
  • Univ. of Houston Law Center
    J.D.
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