Steven E. Clark

Steven E. Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Clark Firm PLLC
 | 10000 N Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-890-4066
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Health Care (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing on employment and labor law, business and commercial litigation, health care, trade secrets & covenants not to compete, general civil litigation and construction, Steven E. Clark has also advised business clients, assisting them in the review and drafting of business and employment agreements, and the acquisition and sale of assets. He has been representing clients in the State of Texas and nationally since 1980. He is a seasoned litigator in Texas federal and state courts.

Mr. Clark has lectured and written on subjects such as choice of business entity considerations, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, partnerships, employment matters, construction law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, as well as before the U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Clark is a Texas Super Lawyer in Labor & Employment law, and is rated an AV lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, including Employment law. He does an annual update on the FMLA for James Publishing, and authored a book on Texas Employment Law Forms published by ALM in Dec. 2013.

White Papers

  • What You Need to Know about the FLSA (2013) - Article discusses recent enforcement activity by federal and state authorties under the FLSA and examples of the risk and penalties associated with non-compliance for both unpaid overtime and misclassification of employees.

  • About Steven Clark

    Admitted: 1978, Texas

    Professional Webpage:

    Honors and Awards:

    • Order of the Barons-top 10% of class, University of Houston Law School, 1977

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, State Bar College of Texas, 2013
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
    • State Bar of Louisiana, 1980
    • State Bar of Texas, 1978
    • Member, American Bar Association, 1978
    • Board member, Texas SMART Litigation Board
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Louisiana
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Fifth Circuit Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    •  Former President and Member, Dallas Trinity Rotary Club
    • Fmr. Board Member, Lake Highlands YMCA

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Presentation to Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Assn., Sept. 2013, Key Terms in Employment Agreements and Workplace Policies., Author & Speaker, 2013
    • Published book on Texas Employment Law Forms (Dec.2013)., Author, Texas Employment Law Forms, ALM Media, LLC, Employment Law, 2013
    • Issues During Construction, Seminar on Real Estate Development & Construction Law, Jan. 2013 & Employment Issues in Construction, Jan. 2014., Author & Speaker, Sterling Education Service, 2013
    • Presentation  to Law Mgmt. Section, Collin County Bar Assn., Sept. 2013., Author & Speaker, Do's & Don'ts of Hiring and Firing, 2013
    • Contributing Editor: FMLA chapter, Texas Employment Law Manual, James Pub. 2003-2015
    • State Variations of Commercial Law-Texas Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, October, 1985
    • Author and Speaker, Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program (Institute for Law & Technology, Nov. 2003
    • Author and Speaker, Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Workers' Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, July, 2002
    • Contributing Editor, Digest of Commercial Law: Texas, 1985
    • Co-Author: Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete, Employment Law Course, Spring, 1993
    • Author and Speaker: Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Worker’s Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, July 2002
    • Author and Speaker: Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program, Institute for Law & Technology, Nov. 2003
    • Author and Speaker: Employee Leaves of Absences, Sterling Ed. Service, May 2004
    • Author and Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Solo and Small Firm section, Dallas Bar Association, April 2008, March 2011
    • Author and Speaker: Avoiding Personal Liability in Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, and Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys Structuring LLCs and LLPs, Seminar on, Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Texas, Lorman Ed. Service (July 2004, July, October 2005, July, 2006)
    • Co-Author and Speaker: Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Ed. Service, August, 2002, 2003, 2007

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Pizza Inn v. Adeniregun: Jury verdict on counterclaim for retaliation in termination of franchise agreement; successful defense against Lanham Act claim
    • Flatrolled Steel, Inc. v. Jones: Successful defense of all claims; jury awarded counterclaim of approximately $60,000.00 for unpaid commissions and attorneys fees
    • Walker v. Anderson: $150,000.00 award for fraudulent transfer of assets claim
    • Cooper v. Cochran: Granted requested forms of relief in complex proceeding to set aside trust and restore property in addition to $75,000.00 in attorney fees
    • Digital Filing Systems v. Mims: Successfully defended client against copyright infringement claims; won counterclaim against plaintiff for $375,000.00 including attorneys’ fees
    • Watson v. DISD: Jury verdict on whistleblower action, including award of $400,000 in attorneys’ fees

    Representative Clients:

    • Watson v. DISD, Dallas District Court-Sept. 2011
    • Hose Tech v. Pirtek USA, Ft. Worth District Court Sept. 2011
    • Pizza Inn v. Adeniregun, N.D.Tex. June, 2010
    • Furnished Upon Request
    • Flatrolled Steel, Inc. v. Jones, 2005 Tex. App. Lexis 4582, Tex.App.-Dallas, no pet., 2005
    • Walker v. Anderson, 232 S.W.3d 899, Tex.App.-Dallas, no pet., 2007
    • Cooper v. Cochran, 288 S.W.3d 522, Tex. App. – Dallas, no pet., 2009
    • Digital Filing Systems v. Mims, E.D. Tex., May 2009

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV rating including Labor & Employment Law.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Houston, B.A., 1974

    Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Office Location for Steven E. Clark

    10000 N Central Expressway
    Suite 400
    Dallas, TX 75231


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    Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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