John K. Linker


Linker,-John_300John K. Linker is a partner at the firm and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Although he is one of the firm’s most experienced litigators, John believes that providing an effective defense in the courtroom is just one of several building blocks of a productive attorney-client relationship.  John particularly prides himself on his willingness to respond to the clients’ needs, whether that entails meeting with a client on-site at a factory, taking part in union negotiations, or delivering a workforce motivation seminar to managers.  John also frequently speaks on labor and employment issues before local and national trade associations.

In addition to litigation prevention, John has concentrated his practice on wrongful terminations, unemployment claims, breach of contract matters, discrimination defense (including race, age, sex, and disability), wage and hour issues, and investigations by government agencies such as OFCCP, EEOC, and OSHA.

John has extensive experience litigating in state and federal courts.  His practice has taken him to numerous district courts, state courts, and courts of appeal across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.  He has litigated and managed a vast number of significant and complex employment matters, and he has extensive experience with class action cases.

A native Houstonian, John earned a B.A. in History and Economics at the University of Texas and his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law. Prior to his arrival at the firm in 1993, John gained valuable litigation experience working at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

John can be reached anytime by phone at 281-833-2200 or by email at