Charles T. Jeremiah is an experienced litigator in Holland & Knight's Houston office. Mr. Jeremiah is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses his practice primarily on management/employer-side representation in litigation. Mr. Jeremiah regularly counsels human resource professionals on matters concerning compliance, minimization of risk and best practices.
Mr. Jeremiah has handled a wide variety of employment matters including, but not limited to, defense in litigation and arbitration forums of both individual and class/collective actions. His representative matters include claims brought under various state and federal statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII and other anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation statutes, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Mr. Jeremiah also has extensive experience drafting employment policies and contracts, and litigating disputes arising out of employment contracts, such as noncompete agreements. Mr. Jeremiah's employment practice has spanned numerous industries, including healthcare, government, transportation, energy, hospitality, entertainment and construction.
Mr. Jeremiah also dedicates much of his practice to commercial litigation. He has broad experience defending and prosecuting claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, unfair business practices and other complex business disputes. In addition, Mr. Jeremiah has represented numerous Texas cities, counties and other units of local government in claims under the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Tort Claims Act.
Having handled hundreds of matters in litigation in federal and state courts over more than 25 years, Mr. Jeremiah has developed a keen sense of how to assess and minimize risk and efficiently prepare a case for early disposition by motion or for trial. He brings an insightful and creative approach to alternative dispute resolution when in the client's best interest.
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