Julie Heath focuses her practice primarily in the area of employment litigation and counseling. In addition to litigation and arbitration defense, she counsels HR departments and businesses of every size on all aspects of employment law, from addressing day-to-day employment and personnel questions, to investigating internal employee claims, to defending governmental agency audits, to advising clients on steps for litigation avoidance.
Ms. Heath is rated AV®-Preeminent™ by the peer-reviewed Martindale-Hubbell service, and she has been named a Texas Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters Service) and a Texas Monthly “Top Attorney in Texas” in every year since 2012. She has been selected for inclusion in the Martindale Hubbell ®Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers, comprising less than 5% of women attorneys who have received the highest possible peer rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Julie was named as one of the Top 50 women lawyers in Texas for 2019 by Thomson Reuters.
Ms. Heath has over 25 years of experience in the federal and state courts, including significant appellate court experience. One of her recent jury trial wins, which she also successfully defended on appeal, was named a “Top 10 Texas Verdict” by Texas Lawyer magazine. She has successfully defended a recent Fair Labor Standards Act jury verdict on appeal to the Fifth Circuit, and summary judgment rulings before the Dallas Court of Appeals.
Before co-founding the firm, Ms. Heath practiced in the commercial litigation section of Baker Botts LLP and as a solo employment litigation attorney.
- Employment law
- Litigation and arbitration
- HR counsel
- Employment contracts
- Noncompetition agreements
- Employee manuals
- On-site investigations
- Federal and state agency audits
- Management training
- Commercial litigation
- General counsel services