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Employment Law

Many cases in employment law are claims filed by an employee requesting legal protection from the wrongful acts committed by either their employer or another employee on the job.

In Texas, the at-will employment rule applies, which means that, unless there is a contract between the employer and employee which states otherwise, an employer can terminate an employee for any reason at all and without cause. However, there are exceptions to the Texas at-will rule. First, a Texas employer is prohibited from terminating an employee for refusing to commit an illegal act. Second, a Texas employer is prohibited from discriminatorily terminating or harassing an employee based on the employee’s race, age, sex, disability or religion. These exceptions allow Texas employees to file valid claims for wrongful acts committed against them on the job.

Although there are a number of different claims an employee may file, the most typical claims are for wrongful termination, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, denial of promotion, unfair demotion and unequal pay.

If you believe you have been discriminated against or treated unfairly on your job and need a good attorney to represent you, please contact us today.

Criminal Defense

Everyone accused of violating the law deserves the right to have good legal representation. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, or are under investigation, you are fighting the state or the federal government. Your freedom, reputation, job, family, and finances may be at stake, now and forever. Obtaining proper legal representation at the outset could make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Trying to navigate through the legal process on your own without legal representation could be very risky. Obtaining good legal representation to walk you through this difficult process can be one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life.

As your advocates, Melvin Houston & Associates will provide detailed attention to your case and will work hard to thoroughly address your concerns to provide you with the legal representation you deserve. We will evaluate your case and assist you with understanding the options available to you from beginning to end.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can defend your rights.

Personal Injury

Melvin Houston & Associates, PC provides personalized attention to you and your case from the point of the accident through your complete medical treatment and then with any final settlement negotiations which may become necessary with the insurance company.

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a vehicle accident you may be battling against financially well-to-do insurance companies. We understand the difficulties of navigating through insurance and regulatory mazes in the midst of hardships and pain following accident injuries and will help you through this process; providing the expertise and patience necessary to assist you in obtaining any compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages you may be entitled to receive.

But at the Law Offices of Melvin Houston and Associates getting the most money for your personal injuries or wrongful death case isn’t our only priority. Client satisfaction is also high on our priority list. Building a relationship based upon mutual respect and trust is the cornerstone of our firm. This means that each client is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve by ensuring that they are fully informed from beginning to end of all the important aspects of their case. All questions are addressed timely and with care and concern.

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Family Law

An experienced attorney can help guide you through the legal process of going through the stressful and emotionally draining experience of a family law dispute. Our goal is to move through the process as efficiently and compassionately as possible while providing top quality legal services.

Melvin Houston & Associates understands that the financial outcome of your case has serious implications for you and your family. We will work together with you to develop a results-driven plan of action and fight zealously for your best interests. We can provide legal advice or representation in family law matters such as:

 Divorce
 Child Custody
 Child Support
 Child Visitation
 Division of Property

If an agreement cannot be reached through reasonable negotiations, and it becomes necessary to take your case to trial, we will not hesitate to do so in order to protect your interests.

If you are involved in a family law dispute and need a good attorney, please contact us today.

Commercial Litigation

Sometimes a lawsuit is unavoidable even when great effort has been made to reach a resolution. It is without question that a lawsuit will in some way disrupt your day-to-day business operations. Litigation matters can be complex. When your business is involved in a lawsuit, you should have effective legal representation to guide and assist you through the legal process.

As your advocate, Melvin Houston & Associate’s goal is to provide you with cost-effective legal strategies to resolve your litigation matter and obtain the most favorable outcome for you. We have a wealth of litigation experience and we are eager to fight for you. Whether it is a contract dispute, mediation, arbitration or trial, we will provide our personalized attention to your matter along with our experience, passion, skill and knowledge to fight for your best interests.

If you are involved in a lawsuit or contractual dispute and need a good litigating attorney to represent your business, please contact us today.

Business Law

There are many smart business people who sign contracts because the contracts appear to them to be straightforward. They later find out that there were provisions in the contract that they did not really understand which worked against their business interests.

Having an experienced attorney to advise and assist you with contract review, preparation, drafting and negotiations can be invaluable to your business. Regardless of the size of your business, as your legal counsel our goal is to provide you with personalized attention and cost effective solutions to every business concern you encounter.

Whether you need advice or assistance with setting up your business structure, drafting or reviewing agreements with suppliers, vendors, buyers, sellers, business partners, employees, independent contractors, commercial leasing companies and others, our attorneys will work hard to provide you with the guidance, support and legal advice you need.

If you need a good attorney to provide you with legal advice in a business related matter, please contact us today.