Michael P. Jones litigates high-stakes cases involving restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and trade secrets in state and federal courts. He draws on his significant litigation experience to draft and advise clients on restrictive covenants. Mike also litigates single plaintiff cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment arising under state and federal statutes, including Title VII, the ADA, and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act in state and federal courts and in arbitrations. He currently serves as co-leader of the labor and employment practice's Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Task Force.
Mike has trial and hearing experience litigating complex single plaintiff cases under state and federal anti-discrimination laws including trying cases, successfully arguing dispositive motions, and preserving results on appeal. He also litigates wage and hour claims, and defends clients facing claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and workplace assault. Mike draws on his broad experience to advise clients about creating and implementing employment policies and agreements that comply with applicable statutes.
While in law school, Mike interned for Judge David Hittner at the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and Justice Jane Bland of the Texas First Court of Appeals.
South Texas College of Law, 2009, J.D., summa cum laude
University of Arizona, 2006, B.A., magna cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters), The Legal 500 US (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Winner, Texas Lawyer’s 2015 Texas Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment
Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Employment and Labor (2016)
Recognized, “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine (2021)
Recognized, “Rising Star” in Employment Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine (2014–2020)