Charles T Jeremiah

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Charles T. Jeremiah is a Houston litigation attorney who has represented companies and management in a variety of commercial and employment-related disputes for nearly 25 years. He has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, regulatory proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Jeremiah is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and routinely counsels employers on compliance with federal and state laws and best practices. He also has an expansive background representing units of local government and government officials defending claims under the federal and state constitutions and tort claims act.

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained a dismissal of takings and tort claims on appeal in Paul Horn, et al. v. City of Friendswood
  • Won age, gender and retaliation case on summary judgment in federal court in Puleo v. Texana.
  • Obtained a dismissal of wrongful termination case asserting First Amendment, due process and Americans with Disabilities Act claims in Moss v. Harris Co.
  • Won arbitration of race discrimination, due process and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation case as first chair in Thomas v. Tarrant Co.
  • Obtained dismissal of constitutional and racketeering claims against city and former mayor in Melcher v. Kemah
  • Won proceeding in State Office of Administrative Hearings wrongful termination in Boyd v. Williamson Co.
  • Recovered settlement in favor of client of more than $6.3 million in breach-of-contract claims in Cyberonics v. Zabara
  • Obtained a summary dismissal of two separate lawsuits for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act in Jones v. Williamson County
  • Obtained a dismissal of a regulatory-taking claim against a city in Comunidad Balboa, LLC v. City of Nassau Bay
  • Won dismissal of NLRB complaint for lack of jurisdiction in Carranza v. Bluebonnet
  • Represented the City of Pasadena and obtained dismissal of "class of one" equal protection and due process Fourteenth Amendment claims premised upon the city's denial of business license at the trial court and federal appellate court in Lindquist v. City of Pasadena
  • Successfully defended a West Texas district attorney and county accused of conspiracy to violate the rights of two individuals who were convicted of capital murder and served 12 years in prison; the individuals' convictions were reversed, and they sued for $24 million; after a six-week trial, the jury unanimously found in the client's favor on every claim and awarded plaintiffs nothing; the verdict was affirmed on appeal in Ramirez, et al. v. Abreo
  • Obtained dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of a suit against the client, holding that email messages are intangible property that cannot be the subject of an action for conversion under Texas common law in RSES v. Test Masters
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against governmental employees under statutory election of remedies provision of Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code in Clark v. Sell
  • Obtained reversal of trial court's denial of plea to the jurisdiction for lack of standing under Texas Administrative Procedures Act, thereby dismissing case in favor of the client in City of Galveston City v. Flagship Hotel

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, Board Member, 2011-2015
  • Houston Bar Association Historical Committee, Chair, 2015-2017
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Bar College
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Houston Human Resource Management Association
  • Texas Farm Bureau