A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. is a member of the firm’s labor and employment department in the Houston office.
Marty has been trained by the American Arbitration Association as an Arbitrator and Mediator focusing on employment and commercial matters. He is listed on the Panel of Neutral Employment Arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association, the Panel of Mediators with mediation.org, and the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution).
Marty, who is board certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is also a veteran litigator and trial lawyer in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, trials and appeals involving all types of discrimination matters (single and multiple plaintiff cases, as well as class actions).
Marty’s experience has involved companies in such diverse industries as airlines, banking, chemical, clothing, construction, energy, entertainment, financial services, grocery, healthcare, hotel, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, railroad, restaurant, retail, sales, transportation, waste disposal, and wholesale.
Marty has regularly spoken on a variety of labor and employment topics on behalf of continuing legal education providers, he has authored several articles, and he authored The Employment Law Chapter of Texas Business Litigation (2014-2022), published by American Law Media Inc.
Marty has been very active in several bar and community associations. He has served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas (1986-1990) and the board of trustees and chair of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust. Marty has also served as president of the Houston Lawyers Association and on the boards of various civic and community associations in Texas, such as Theater Under the Stars, Houston Symphony, and The Ensemble Theater.
Marty has been chosen as a “Leader in their Field” (Labor & Employment) by Chambers USA from 2007 through 2023 (Band 1 from 2014-2018). He also was named a Texas “Super Lawyer” (Employment & Labor category) by Texas Super Lawyers from 2003 through 2022; Top 100 in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly, 2014; one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the Houston Region, by Texas Lawyer and Texas Monthly, in 2009-2014; Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year Award by the Texas Minority Counsel Program, State Bar of Texas, 2011; and one of “The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century,” by Texas Lawyer, 2010. In Human Resource Executive Magazine, he was listed from 2010-2024 as one of Lawdragon’s “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys Hall of Fame.” He is also listed in the 2010-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law category and listed as Lawyer of the Year in Houston for Labor and Employment), and named Texas’ Top Rate Lawyers by Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers from 2013-2022; Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™; he is a recipient of the Texas Lawyer’s 2022 Lifetime achievement award. Marty is a Fellow College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc. (ABA); former Director and Chair of the Board of Regents, Texas Southern University of Houston, and Chair of the Litigation and Human Resources Committee of the Board; and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.