Steven E. Clark
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STEVEN E. CLARK is the senior partner and founder of Clark Firm PLLC where he concentrates his practice on business formation, contractual agreements and advice, business and commercial litigation, employment and labor law, general civil litigation, healthcare and construction law. Mr. Clark has lectured and written on subjects such as choice of business entity considerations, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, partnerships, construction law, employment law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He is also active in handling federal Department of Labor (DOL) and state (TWC) and health integrity/ZPIC audits/investigations of employers and small businesses and defending related litigation. Mr. Clark is licensed to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and all federal and state courts in Texas. He earned his B.A. degree and J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Houston. He has been a Texas Super Lawyer since 2011 and is Lead Counsel rated in Business Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Labor Law 50%
  • Business Formation, Consulting and Contracts 20%
  • Civil & Business Litigation 15%
  • Trade Secret and Non-Competition Enforcement & Defense 5%
  • DOL & TWC Audits and related advice and document review and preparation 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Order of the Barons, Top 10%
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Economics & History

Published Works

  • Author, Texas Employment Law Forms, ALM Pub, 2013
  • Contributing Editor: FMLA chapter, Texas Employment Law Manual, James Pub., 2003 - present
  • Author, What You Need to Know About the FLSA, Dec, 2013
  • Co-Author & Speaker, Employment in the Energy Sector: Key Terms in Employment Agreements & Workplace Policies, Dallas Bar Ass’n, Sept. 2013
  • Author & Speaker, Do's & Don'ts in the Hiring & Firing Process (Collin County Bar Ass'n), Sept., 2013
  • Author and Speaker, Issues During Construction, Real Estate Development & Construction Law, Sterling Ed. Service, January 17, 2013
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Ed. Service, August 2002, 2003, 2007
  • Author and Speaker, Avoiding Personal Liability in Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, and Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys Structuring LLCs and LLPs, Seminar on, Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Texas, Lorman Ed. Service, July 2004, July & October 2005, July 2006
  • Author and Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Solo and Small Firm section, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association April 2008, March 2011;Collin County Bar Association, Sept. 2013
  • Author, Employee Leaves of Absences, Sterling Ed. Service, May, 2004
  • Co-Author, Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program, Institute for Law & Technology, November, 2003
  • Author, Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Worker's Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, July, 2002
  • Co-Author, Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete, Employment Law Course, Spring, 1993
  • Contributing Editor, Digest of Commercial Law: Texas, 1985
  • Contributing Editor, ABA Mid-Winter FMLA Case Summaries 2014-present
  • Contributing Author, U.S. Labor & Employment Law, World Bank Group 2014-present
  • Author, Litigation Lessons Impacting Franchise Relationships, 37 Employee Relations Law Journal No. 1 (Summer 2011)

Representative Cases

  • Bidiwala v. Fiedler, 2013 Tex.App.Lexis 9620, 2013, Tex.App.-Dallas
  • Hose Tech v. Pirtek USA, Ft. Worth State District Court Sept., 2011
  • Watson v. DISD, Dallas District Court-Sept., 2011
  • Pizza Inn v. Adeniregun, N.D.Tex. – June, 2010
  • Digital Filing Systems v. Mims, E.D. Tex. – May, 2009
  • Cooper v. Cochran, 288 S.W.3d 522, 2009, Tex.App.-Dallas
  • Walker v. Anderson, 232 S.W.3d 899, 2007, Tex.App.-Dallas
  • Flatrolled Steel, Inc. v. Jones, 2005 Tex. App. Lexis 4582, 2005, Tex.App.-Dallas

Representative Clients

  • CTekk Solutions
  • Hordanso LLC
  • Shiro Technologies
  • State Wide Staffing Solutions
  • Medical Practice Associates of Plano
  • Sunshine HVAC
  • HIGH LLC
  • Wheel Technologies
  • Rice Outdoor Designs
  • KWP Enterprises

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Ed. Serv., 2002 to 2007
  • Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Dallas & Collin County Bar Ass'ns, 2008 to 2013
  • Speaker, Employment in the Energy Sector: Key Terms in Employment Agreements & Workplace Policies, Dallas Bar Ass'n, Sept., 2013 to 2013
  • Speaker: Issues During Construction, Real Estate Development & Construction Law, Sterling Ed. Service, 01/17/2013 to 01/17/2013
  • Speaker: Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Ed. Service, 2002, 2003, 2007
  • Speaker, Avoiding Personal Liability in Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, and Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys Structuring LLCs and LLPs, Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Texas, Lorman Ed. Service, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Speaker, Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Texas, Lorman Ed. Service, 2008 to 2008
  • Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Solo and Small Firm section, Dallas Bar Association, 2011 to 2011
  • Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Solo and Small Firm Section, Collin County Bar Association, 2013 to 2013
  • Speaker: Employee Leaves of Absences, Sterling Ed. Service, 2004 to 2004
  • Speaker: Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program, Institute for Law & Technology, 2003 to 2003
  • Speaker: Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Worker's Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, 2002 to 2002
  • Live Teleconference, National Business Institute, Proving – or – Disproving Employee Discrimination Claims, 2017
  • Live Teleconference, National Business Institute, Intermittent FMLA Leave and Other Complicated Leave Issues, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Texas SuperLawyer in Labor & Employment, 2011-present
  • AV-rated attorney, Martindale Hubbell, 1990-present
  • Lead Counsel-Business Law, 2016-present
  • Order of the Barons (Law School Honor Society) (Top 10%)
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Texas, Member, 1978 to 2014
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978 to 2014
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1978 to 1980
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2011 to Present
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1988 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President & Current Member, Dallas Trinity Rotary Club
  • Fmr. Board Member, Lake Highlands YMCA

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Phi Alpha Delta