E. Michelle Bohreer

Attorney & Founder

“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 numerous 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, non-compete agreements, mineral lease enforcement, contract disputes, business fraud, and tortious interference, just to name a few.”

Quick Stats:

  • Licensed since May 1990 Texas, 1997 Colorado
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • AVVO Rating 10/10 SUPERB!
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine: 2004-2019
  • BBA, University of Houston (accounting),
magna cum laude, 1986
  • JD, University of Houston, cum laude, 1990
  • Order of the Coif
  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas since 1986

Responsive, Zealous Advocacy, & Resourceful

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.

Each year since 2004, Michelle has been recognized by her peers as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Law and Politics Magazine and Texas Monthly. She has also received the top rating from the preeminent attorney rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, identifying her with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

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

  • Texas Rural Chief Appraisers Conference – Sexual Harassment Training in the “Me Too” Era, October 28, 2019.
  • The Things Your Mother Taught You That You Somehow Forgot (or think don’t apply at the office), August 19, 2019
  • Employee Counseling and Discipline, Tips and Strategies for Managers, June 17, 2019
  • Texas Rural Chief Appraisers Conference – Yeah! Someone Applied for the Job, October 29, 2018
  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, August 2018, Colorado
  • Discrimination and Illegal Harassment in the Workplace, April 2018, Colorado
  • Job Accommodations and the Interactive Process, January 2018
  • Discrimination and Illegal Harassment in the Workplace, November 2017, Colorado
  • Texas Rural Chief Appraisers Conference – Hot Topics, October 29, 2017, San Marcos
  • Texas Paralegal Division, District 1, Hot Topics in Employment Law, March 1, 2017
  • Texas Association of Appraisal Districts Conference – Hot Topics in Employment Law, February 21, 2017, Houston
  • It’s Really Not Funny, It’s Illegal – Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, November 2016, Colorado
  • Retaliation Avoidance, May 2016, Colorado
  • Discrimination and Illegal Harassment in the Workplace, November 2015, Colorado
  • Illegal Harassment in the Workplace, January 2014
  • AVDA, Houston Chapter – Diversity and Sexual Harassment, March 2013
  • October 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

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). I was named Rotarian of the year in 2013. 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. In 2021-2022, I will have the privilege of serving as District Governor for Rotary International District 5890.

I also serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of National Senior Campuses, Inc., which has Continuing Care Retirement Communities across the country and leads the industry by providing an exceptional lifestyle for more than 25,000 active seniors.

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