Cozen O’Connor: Wickliff, A. Martin

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.

Member

Houston

(713) 750-3110

(713) 512-5277

A. will be speaking at an upcoming event:

Managing the Workplace in 2019: A Practical Guide to the Legal Issues Impacting Texas Employers

Houston, Texas 10/23/2019

The world is changing rapidly and it is getting increasingly hard for employers to keep up with the impact of social media, generational gaps, and the myriad of new state and federal laws regulating every step on the employment relationship from hiring to firing.

Event Details 

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 has received training from the American Arbitration Association as an Arbitrator and Mediator, focusing on labor, employment and commercial disputes. He also handles employment investigations. 

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. 

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.

News

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

LawDragon/HRE names Joseph Tilson, Anna Wermuth, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Jeremy Glenn among the Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

June 07, 2019

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department have been named to the 2019 LawDragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Lawdragon/HRE names Joseph Tilson, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., Anna Wermuth, and Jeremy Glenn Among the Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

June 16, 2018

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department have been named to the 2018 Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Anna Wermuth, Joseph Tilson, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Jeremy Glenn Among Nation’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers According to LawDragon/HRE

April 18, 2017

Four members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment group have been named to the 2017 LawDragon/Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine’s top Labor & Employment lists.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016

Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Joseph Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Named among the Nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers"

June 16, 2016

For the sixth year in a row, Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. have been named to the Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive Magazine list of the nation’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers.”

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

May 27, 2016

Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2015

The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized Among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

July 07, 2015

Cozen O’Connor attorneys Mark J. Foley, Joseph E. Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. have been recognized among Human Resource Executive magazine’s 8th annual edition of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100.”

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2015 Chambers USA Rankings

July 06, 2015

Chambers USA recognized 37 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 10 were ranked in the top band.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Featured in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers Series

March 09, 2015

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department in Houston, was recently featured in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers series in recognition of his leadership in championing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In a Q&A with Law360, Marty shares his perspective on breaking into the legal profession and offers advice to law firms seeking to increase diversity in their ranks.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Authors Employment Law Chapter in American Lawyer Media’s Texas Business Litigation

July 07, 2014

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has authored a chapter focusing on employment law in American Lawyer Media’s newly released book, Texas Business Litigation.

A. Martin Wickliff Recognized Among

June 24, 2014

Cozen O’Connor attorney A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. has been recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” by Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine. The list is compiled based on evaluations by clients and peers, as well as independent research by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon, a nationally recognized networking site for lawyers and clients.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings

May 30, 2014

Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2013

Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Member A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Becomes an American Arbitration Association Labor and Employment Arbitrator

July 10, 2013

A. Martin (Marty) Wickliff, Jr., a veteran trial lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience devoted to a national trial and appellate practice in all phases of labor and employment law, has been selected by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for its National Roster of Neutrals to provide labor and employment alternative dispute resolution services as an arbitrator. Mr. Wickliff is a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Group at the Houston office of Cozen O’Connor, a leading law firm serving clients through 23 offices across two continents.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

June 17, 2013

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. has been recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” by Human Resource Executive magazine. The list is compiled based on evaluations by clients and peers, as well as independent research by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon, a nationally recognized networking site for lawyers and clients. The list honors “lawyers who represent excellence in their craft and profession and have made the greatest impact in the prior year.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2013 – Chambers USA has recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and five were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2012 Chambers USA Rankings

June 11, 2012

Chambers USA has recognized 28 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and three were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Partner A. Martin Wickliff Named 2011 Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year by Texas Minority Counsel Program

September 08, 2011

Cozen O’Connor Partner A. Martin Wickliff Named 2011 Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year by Texas Minority Counsel Program

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2011 Chambers USA Rankings

June 16, 2011

Chambers USA has recognized 27 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields.

Publications

Steps to a Company Party? Eat, Drink and Be Wary [Texas Lawyer]

December 01, 2014

In an article titled “Steps to a Company Party? Eat, Drink and Be Wary,” A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, suggests a number of steps employers should take to minimize potential legal problems when hosting office happy hours and holiday parties.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Managing the Workplace in 2019: A Practical Guide to the Legal Issues Impacting Texas Employers

October 23, 2019 - Houston, Texas

The world is changing rapidly and it is getting increasingly hard for employers to keep up with the impact of social media, generational gaps, and the myriad of new state and federal laws regulating every step on the employment relationship from hiring to firing.

Past Events

2018 Hot Labor and Employment Law Topics

October 23, 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

NAA Labor Management Conference

February 15, 2018 - Houston, TX

Men of Color Leadership Symposium

October 03, 2014 - Houston, TX

Education

  • Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1973
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1970

Awards & Honors

"The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Top 100," Human Resource Executive, 2010-2017

Chambers USA, 2007-2018 (Band 1) 2019 (Senior Statespeople)

Best Lawyers in America 2010-2020

2020 Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year  in Houston by The Best Lawyers in America 

Texas "Super Lawyer" (Employment & Labor category), Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2019

Top 100 in Texas and Top 100 in Houston, Texas Super Lawyers

"AV Preeminent," Martindale-Hubbell

International Bar Association's list of Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012-2017

"Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year," Texas Minority Counsel Program, State Bar of Texas, 2011

"The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century," Texas Lawyer 2010

Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Most Powerful Corporate Employment Attorneys Hall of Fame 2019 by Lawdragon

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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Houston Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation