Howard L. Steele, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Houston, TX

Steele Law Group, PLLC
 | One Allen Center, Penthouse, 500 Dallas, Suite 3440
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-659-2600
Fax: 713-659-2601
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Howard L. Steele, Jr., is partner at Steele Law Group, PLLC, and represents clients in Houston, Texas, in matters of labor and employment law. This includes business startups, corporate employer law, employee law professionals and noncompetes. Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in labor and employment law, he has represented professional athletes and doctors in important employment matters and regularly speaks for law schools and companies on workplace training and employment law.

Admitted to practice before all federal district and state courts in Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Mr. Steele is a member of many professional organizations. These include The Federalist Society, the American Inns of Court, the labor and employment section in the State Bar of Texas, the Federal and Houston Bar Associations, and Mensa International Limited. He is also general counsel and director of the Lakes at Country Place HOA Board.

Mr. Steele earned a Bachelor of Arts in government at The University of Texas at Dallas, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Baylor University. At The University of Houston Law Center, he then obtained a Juris Doctor and a Master of Law degree in intellectual property law.

Forbes recognized Mr. Steele for his noncompete and trade secret practice, and he was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of intellectual property law. H Magazine recognized him as one of the best employment and labor law attorneys in Houston. Mr. Steele has many written works in publications such as The Advocate, the Houston Journal of International Law and the Computer Law Review and Technology Journal for SMU.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law, Labor Law

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Intellectual Property (20%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2018 - 2019

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About Howard Steele, Jr.

Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://steele-law-group.com/professionals/howard-steele-jr/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected among best Employment Attorneys in Houston, H Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Intellectual Property law
  • Recognized by Forbes for his trade secret and non-compete practice
  • Recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine and the Texas Lawyer since 2007
  • Honored with selection to “Best Lawyers in America"

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • L.L.M. (advanced law degree) in Intellectual Property Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Director and General Counsel, Lakes at Country Place HOA Board
  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Member of Labor and Employment Section of State Bar of Texas
  • Member, HBA Administration of Justice Committee; Member, HBA Labor & Employment Section; Member, Entrepreneur Organization (EO)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth  Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • MENSA

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article provides the history and parameters of the legal duties of fiduciaries in the employment context., Fiduciaries in Texas: A Moving Concept, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, The Advocate, 2015
  • The Prevention of Non-Consensual Access to “Confidential” Health-Care information in Cyberspace, S.M.U. Computer Law Review and Technology Journal 101 (Spring 1997)
  • Averting the Next Health Care Crisis, State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report (Winter 1997)
  • The Web that Binds Us All: The Future Legal Environment of the Internet, 19 Houston Journal of International Law 495 (1997)
  • An Employment Offer Letter Modifies Employment at Will, Houston Business Journal, Vol. 30, No. 29, December 3-9, 1999 at 4B
  • Tech Firms Viewing Alternatives to Non-competition Agreements, Houston Business Journal, Vol. 30, No. 29, July 20-26, 2001 at 32
  • Practical Advice Regarding Trade Secret Claims from Pre-Suit to Trial, 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, UT School of Law (2017)
  • Navigating the New Bermuda Triangle: Trade Secrets Under TUTSA, DTSA, and Other Law, State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute (2017)
  • The article provides employment lawyers and employers up to date rules and tools with regard to managing common Intellectual Property issues., Guardians of the IP Law Galaxy: What Employment Lawyers Need to Know, UT Law School Advanced Labor & Employment Law, 2016

Representative Clients:

  • Lockton Companies, Amerex, The Planet, Samuels Jewelers, Gintali, Citi Financial.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.  The list is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys of outstanding attorneys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.  The list is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys of outstanding attorneys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., Government
  • The University of Houston Law Center, L.L.M., Intellectual Property Law, 2000
  • Baylor University, B.A., Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Financial Industry
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Media
  • Oil & Gas
  • Recruiting
  • Restaurants
  • Stockbrokers
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Office Location for Howard L. Steele, Jr.

One Allen Center, Penthouse
500 Dallas, Suite 3440
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-659-2600

Fax: 713-659-2601

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Last Updated: 11/17/2018

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