Charles A. Sturm

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Houston, Texas

Sturm Law, PLLC
Charles A. Sturm
Sturm Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1997

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2011

Sturm Law, PLLC

712 Main Street
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002 Visit website


Founding partner of Sturm Law PLLC, Charles A. Sturm is a passionate representative for those dealing with legal issues of employment law; business litigation; trademarks; wage and hour disputes; and issues of discrimination, retaliation and harassment. Serving those in the Houston metropolitan and the surrounding areas, Mr. Sturm is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor & Employment law.

Mr. Sturm earned his law degree with honors from the University of Houston in 1997, and has worked tirelessly since then for employees and employers dealing with issues of unpaid overtime, sexual harassment claims, trade secret litigation, noncompete clause and employment agreement disputes, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Recognized as a Texas "Super Lawyer" every year from 2017 to 2024, Mr. Sturm is a member of the American Inns of Court, the Houston Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. 

Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court of Colorado, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri, and all state courts in the State of Texas, Mr. Sturm has extensive experience as a trial lawyer. With the ability to represent employees, employers and executives, he understands all aspects of employment law, making him a more thorough representative, and advocate for the rights of clients.

Also providing general counsel to businesses and handling matters of appellate law, Mr. Sturm takes a personal, customized approach to each case.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower

  • 60% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2017-2020
  • Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Inns of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Mr. Sturm is a skilled legal advocate specializing in labor/employment law but highly competent in several other areas. While skilled in all phases of civil trial law, Charles's strength lies in his ability to see the "big picture" in all disputes and to tailor his legal strategy accordingly. Although he does not office with me or constitute a part of my firm, I consider Charles to be a very valuable resource in my practice in that I often consult with him on procedural and evidentiary matters. His knowledge of general substantive law is also such that he typically either knows the answer to a legal problem or can provide valuable direction for finding resolution. While I could continue to laud praise on Charles regarding his sense of ethics and civility, I believe the above is sufficient to demonstrate his qualifications as a Texas Super Lawyer. Should you wish to speak with me further about this matter, feel free to contact me by email or phone (713.229.0699).”

“Very good appellate lawyer in employment law. Clients love him.”

“Fantastic practical, non-compete lawye.”

“Charles is one of the finest labor/employment lawyers in the country.”

“One of the best, most practical lawyers in the l&e field”

“great lawyer”

Office location for Charles A. Sturm

712 Main Street
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-955-1800


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2011

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Labor and Employment Law

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