Michael

A. Harvey

Shareholder
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Michael is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer who focuses his practice on defending clients in complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration. He represents clients in contract disputes, consumer litigation, business torts, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Wage and Hour, Title VII, Chapter 21, family and medical leave, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, non-competition and confidentiality agreements.

With respect to his consumer litigation practice, Michael has extensive experience representing retail companies, credit and mortgage lending institutions, as well as other related consumer finance entities. Specifically, he has represented clients in matters involving federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Texas Debt Collections Act (TDCA) and Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) in state court, federal court and arbitration. He also works with clients to develop TCPA-compliant processes and policies.

Michael also spends a considerable amount of time consulting with and advising clients on commercial and employment practices and policies. In this respect, Michael worked in a secondment position as in-house counsel for an international placement company.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2015-2017)
  • Memberships

    • ACA International
    • Down Syndrome Association of Houston (Board of Directors and Legal Counsel)
    • Honorable Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court (Barrister)
    • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
    • State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section

Overview

Michael is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer who focuses his practice on defending clients in complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration. He represents clients in contract disputes, consumer litigation, business torts, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Wage and Hour, Title VII, Chapter 21, family and medical leave, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, non-competition and confidentiality agreements.

With respect to his consumer litigation practice, Michael has extensive experience representing retail companies, credit and mortgage lending institutions, as well as other related consumer finance entities. Specifically, he has represented clients in matters involving federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Texas Debt Collections Act (TDCA) and Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) in state court, federal court and arbitration. He also works with clients to develop TCPA-compliant processes and policies.

Michael also spends a considerable amount of time consulting with and advising clients on commercial and employment practices and policies. In this respect, Michael worked in a secondment position as in-house counsel for an international placement company.

Experience

  • Placement Agency Secondment

    Secondment in-house position for international professional placement company handling North American business counseling, labor and employment 

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  • FLSA

    Represented numerous oil and gas companies in class/collective action litigation related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour issues.

  • EEOC Charges Against a Hospital

    Represented local hospital with respect to all EEOC charges of discrimination.

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