E. Michelle Bohreer

Quick Stats
- Licensed since May 1990 Texas,
1997 Colorado
- AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
-AVVO Rating 10/10
- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine
- BA, University of Houston,
magna cum laude, 1986
- JD, University of Houston,
cum laude, 1990
- Order of the Coif
- Certified Public Accountant,
licensed in Texas since 1986

There isn't much of anything I'd rather be doing than picking a jury or delivering an opening statement. I have represented clients in more than 35 jury and non-jury trials, which have involved a wide variety of legal issues, including self-insured workplace injury defense, discrimination, whistleblower, retaliatory discharge, securities fraud, usury, noncompete agreements, mineral lease enforcement, contract disputes, business fraud, and tortious interference, just to name a few.
As a trial lawyer, I routinely see what can go wrong with a client's business, and for this reason I am uniquely positioned to help clients prevent business and employment disputes by anticipating them and by being proactive. As a certified public accountant who at one time practiced public accounting for a Big Eight accounting firm, I also understand the practical and financial aspects of disputes. In my practice, I assist clients with hiring and termination matters, developing and implementing appropriate employment policies and procedures, and responding to EEOC charges and Department of Labor or Texas Workforce Commission wage audits. I also offer training programs designed to assist my clients in meeting the ongoing challenges associated with federal and state employment laws, which continue to present a moving target. I frequently provide advice to client entities who are in the process of restructuring their business, and I have conducted due diligence investigations in connection with a nationwide roll-up of staffing companies, as well as strategic mergers and initial public offerings of staff leasing and PEO companies.
For many years, I have been actively involved with Rotary, serving as President of the largest Rotary club in our area (2008-2010) and serving as an Assistant District Governor for 2 years (2010-2012). In 2006, I was the chairman, in fact, the first woman chairman, of the 37th Annual Rotary Lombardi Award, which honors the outstanding college lineman of the year, while raising significant monies for cancer research. I am excited to be a member of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline, with a commitment to bringing Rotary's presence and preeminence back into downtown Houston.  

Each year from 2004 through the present, I have been selected by my peers to be named a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, published by Texas Monthly magazine. I am AV Preeminent Rated by Martin-Dale Hubbell and I received a 10 of 10 rating from AAVO.

The following are selected appearances and articles that I authored or co-authored or for which I provided commentary:

  • National Association of Women Business Owners – Houston Chapter, Employment Urban Legends, Fact or Fiction?, Aug. 26, 2005, Briar Club
  • Houston Business Journal, Case Decision Turns Up Heat on Office Romances, Aug. 5, 2005 (featuring commentary by Michelle Bohreer)
  • KUHF-FM, Employer’s Obligations to Returning Soldiers, May 18, 2005 (radio broadcast featuring commentary by Michelle Bohreer)
  • New York Times, The Childless Need Weekends, Too, May 15, 2005 (featuring commentary by Michelle Bohreer)
  • Houston Business Journal, Firing a Pregnant Employee: Just Treat Her Like Everybody Else, Apr. 29, 2005
  • KPRC-TV, Office Romances, Apr. 28, 2005 (television broadcast featuring commentary by Michelle Bohreer)
  • Lawyers Weekly USA, Employers Seek Shield from Cupid’s Arrow, Mar. 28, 2005 (featuring commentary by Michelle Bohreer)
  • Texas Lawyer, Ode to the Workplace Valentine: Lovelorn Lawyers’ Actions Can Lead to Litigation, Feb. 14, 2005
  • Private Providers Association of Texas, The Disgruntled Employee: What to do with Her, How to do it, When to Take Action and How to Handle the Fallout, Oct. 14, 2004, Lakeway Resort, Austin, Texas (authored and presented by E. Michelle Bohreer)
  • CLE International, Practical Applications of Employment Law; Sex, Race and Other Harassment in the Workplace and Terminating Employees, May 19, 2004, Renaissance Hotel, Houston, Texas (authored and presented by E. Michelle Bohreer)
  • Houston Business Journal – Business Survival Guide, What Should a Company Do When an OSHA Inspector Shows Up?, May 7, 2004
  • Houston Business Journal, New Rule Will Shift Attorney Costs, Encouraging Lawyers to Settle Faster, Feb. 9, 2004
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