1000 Louisiana St., Suite 4000//Houston, TX 77002-5006//United States
T. Cullen Wallace defends employers in US federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the US Department of Labor (DOL). He litigates cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Chapter 21 and Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code, and wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state laws, including collective actions.
Cullen also handles disputes related to the misappropriation of trade secrets and the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including noncompete, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure, and related post-employment obligations. Outside the courtroom, he advises clients about day-to-day compliance with state and federal employment laws, and he has experience drafting executive employment agreements for executives who will be employed in the United States and internationally.
Active in the pro bono community, Cullen is vice chair of the Houston office Pro Bono Committee and serves on the board of the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program. While attending Baylor University Law School, Cullen was a member of the Baylor Law Review and interned for Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright.
Awards and Affiliations
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 Employment Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine (2014–2017)
Member, Board of Directors for the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program (2013–2014)
Member, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation (2013–2014)
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
Member, Labor and Employment Section, Houston Bar Association
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas