F. Barham Lewis, Jr.

F. Barham Lewis, Jr.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2015

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Labor Law - Management
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Barham Lewis, a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, focuses his practice on employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and other civil litigation. Mr. Lewis has tried to jury verdict cases ranging from sexual assault/sexual harassment, retaliation/wrongful discharge claims to commercial disputes and wrongful death causes of action. He also represents companies in arbitrations including discharge/discipline cases and contract interpretation disputes.

Mr. Lewis is board certified in both labor and employment law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been regularly listed as a Texas MonthlySuper Lawyer’ in employment litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lewis counsels employers on a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Mr. Lewis is also a frequent speaker at industry and bar-related activities on matters from e-discovery to labor and employment law.

Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Lewis was the Director of Labor Relations at Continental Airlines.


  • One Allen Center, Suite 3000
    500 Dallas Street
    Houston, TX 77002


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas


  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) programs - Member and Speaker
  • Transportation Lawyer Association (TLA) - Chair

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Labor Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, Houston (2018)
  • Labor Law - Management, Houston (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management


  • Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer” in Employment Litigation
  • Fellow Texas Bar Foundation
  • Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Labor & Employment

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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