John F. McCarthy , Jr. - Littler Mendelson P.C.

John F. McCarthy , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

John F. McCarthy focuses his practice on employment law and related litigation on behalf of management clients and has considerable litigation experience with cases involving wrongful discharge, retaliation and discrimination.

John's litigation experience includes more than 80 bench and jury trials, as well as numerous arbitrations. Among his notable successes, he served as lead trial counsel in:

  • A jury trial alleging age discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress, which ultimately resulted in a directed verdict for the defendant that was affirmed on appeal
  • A jury trial regarding claims of breach of contract and age discrimination, in which a judgment for the defendant was affirmed on appeal by the Fifth Circuit
  • A jury trial regarding claims of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and breach of an implied duty of good faith and fair dealing, in which he obtained a judgment for the defendant that was affirmed by the Texas Court of Appeals

John has represented management clients in numerous arbitrations, including cases involving:

  • Discipline and discharge
  • Severance claims
  • Subcontracting issues
  • Contract interpretation matters
  • Termination/enhanced severance agreement disputes
  • Alleged breach of non-competition agreements
  • Post-termination claims of wrongful discharge

He also has been involved in numerous mediations, both private and court-ordered, involving age, race, disability, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination claims.

Additionally, John frequently speaks on numerous labor and employment-related topics, such as age discrimination, disability discrimination, drug testing, sexual harassment and individual employee rights.  He is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

John is a founding partner of Littler Mendelson's Dallas office. Previously, he was a partner at another firm, where he was head of the labor section.

Southern Methodist UniversityBBA University of Texas School of LawJ.D.
Board of Directors - Senior Citizens of Greater DallasSenior Citizens of Greater DallasEquest and Senior Citizens of Greater DallasDallas Bar AssociationHabitat for Humanity Project - Dallas Bar AssociationLIFTLabor and Employment Counsel - Texas Printing Institute Employee Relations Committee - Texas Association of BusinessLabor Law Subcommittee - Texas Association of BusinessLabor / Litigation sections - American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Office Location

2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 1500
Lock Box 116
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management