A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. is board certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has substantial experience handling cases in such diverse industries as airline, banking, chemical, clothing, construction, energy, entertainment, financial services, grocery, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, railroad, restaurant, retail, sales, transportation, waste disposal, and wholesale.
Marty is a veteran litigator and trial lawyer in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, trials, appeals, and administrative proceedings involving all types of discrimination matters (single and multiple plaintiff cases, as well as class actions), retaliation claims, layoffs and reduction-in-force, noncompete and nondisclosure/nonsolicitation disputes, trade secrets, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower actions, higher education, defamation, privacy claims, FMLA, and WARN, as well as wage and hour litigation (collective actions and multiple plaintiff lawsuits). Marty's trial and appellate experiences also include all types of traditional labor disputes, including union elections and injunction matters before the National Labor Relations Board, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, and mediations as well as matters before the OFCCP and OSHA. He has also been involved in the implementation and monitoring of compliance and prevention programs, including HR audits, training, and internal investigations.
Marty has first-chaired many jury and nonjury trials in most of the Texas state courts and federal district courts; he has also handled cases in Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Florida, and Oklahoma; and he has argued many reported cases in the state and federal courts of appeals. As a result of the many jury trials he has handled to a jury verdict, Marty is a member of the Houston chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Marty has received training from the American Arbitration Association as an Arbitrator and Mediator, focusing on labor and employment and disputes. He also handles employment investigations.
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 has authored the employment law chapter of Texas Business Litigation (2014-2017).
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 on the board of trustees and chair of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust; he is also a 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 he is a former member of the board of directors, University of St. Thomas, Houston. Marty has also served as president of the Houston Lawyers Association, as well as boards of various civic and community associations in Texas.