Weston J. Mumme is a labor and employment attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Mumme focuses his practice on three primary areas: representing employers in state and federal courts as well as arbitration, responding to governmental inquiries and investigations, and advising clients on strategies for avoiding litigation and complying with a wide array of state and federal employment laws.
Mr. Mumme represents employers in litigation matters concerning allegations of discrimination, retaliation and affirmative action noncompliance; employment related torts, including defamation and wrongful discharge; minimum wage, overtime and wage and hour issues; occupational safety and health violations; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations; and whistleblower claims. He also defends employers before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In addition, Mr. Mumme also regularly counsels and advises clients on issues related to various employment law statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and ERISA.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Mumme was an attorney at a prominent nationwide labor and employment law boutique. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Keith Stretcher of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals of Texas.
During law school, Mr. Mumme was heavily involved in the school's national advocacy program, where he earned numerous awards and recognitions for his writing, including multiple national best brief awards, and an induction into the National Order of Scribes. In addition, Mr. Mumme served as a student attorney for the Innocence Project of Texas, where he worked to free wrongfully convicted individuals.
- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- Texas Tech University, B.A., History
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Dallas Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section; Labor and Employment Law Section
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Texas, Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award, 2019