(HOUSTON) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. is pleased to announce Brenna R. Lermon has been selected and appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner, and confirmed by the City Council, to serve on the City of Houston’s Municipal Employees’ & Fire Fighters’ Civil Service Commission (“Civil Service Commission”).
The Civil Service Commission is composed of three members, each of whom is appointed to serve a three-year term. The general duties of the Civil Service Commission include:
i. administering the Civil Service law as set out in the rules and regulations governing such bodies;
ii. serving as the board of appeals for suspended or aggrieved employees who have invoked review procedures under the provisions set forth;
iii. conducting such hearings fairly and impartially under such provisions; and
iv. rendering a fair and just decision considering only the evidence before them in such hearings.
A litigation attorney in Munsch Hardt’s Houston office, Lermon focuses her practice on labor and employment arbitrations and litigation in state and federal courts. She also regularly represents employers in responding to government agency investigations. A substantial portion of her practice consists of giving employers day-to-day operations advice and drafting employment contracts, handbooks and other policies. With nearly 10 years of experience, Brenna has taken numerous depositions, argued motions in state and federal court, and successfully defended clients in jury trials and arbitrations, including actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Title VII, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), among others.
Lermon has been selected by her peers to be included in Thomson Reuters “Texas Rising Stars” list as a top-rated employment litigation attorney for 2020 and 2021. Since beginning her legal career, Lermon has published various employment-related articles covering a wide range of topics, and has traveled across the state to speak at industry conferences and to various employer groups. In addition to serving on the Civil Service Commission, Lermon also serves as a member of the Houston Young Lawyers’ Association, as well as the University of Houston Law Center’s Young Alumni Committee.