A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Group in the Houston office; he joined the firm June 1, 2011. His experience has involved companies in such diverse industries as energy, retail, chemical, grocery, railroad, airline, clothing, wholesale, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation, financial services, insurance, sales, health care, banking, entertainment, restaurant, construction, and hospitality.
Marty is a veteran trial lawyer, and 100% of his time is devoted to the representation of management in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, trials, appeals and administrative proceedings involving all types of discrimination matters (single and multiple plaintiff cases, as well as class actions), retaliation claims, layoffs and reduction-in-force, noncompete and nondisclosure/nonsolicitation disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistle-blower actions, defamation, privacy claims, FMLA and WARN, as well as wage and hour litigation (collective actions and multiple plaintiff lawsuits). Marty's trial and appellate experiences also include all types of traditional labor disputes, including union elections and injunction matters before the National Labor Relations Board; labor arbitrations; collective bargaining; and mediations, as well as matters before the OFCCP and OSHA. Marty has also been involved in the implementation and monitoring of compliance and prevention programs, including HR audits, training and internal investigations.
Marty has first-chaired many jury and nonjury trials in most of the Texas state courts and federal district courts; he has also handled cases in Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, and Oklahoma; and he has argued many reported cases in the state and federal courts of appeals. As a result of the many jury trials he has handled to a jury verdict, Marty is a member of the Houston chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Marty was selected in 2012 as an Employment Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association to be on its AAA Roster of Neutrals.
Marty is very active in several bar and community associations. He has served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas (1986-1990), and on the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust. He has served as president of the Houston Lawyers Association, and he has served on the boards of various civic and community associations in Texas.