When Mark Oberti and Ed Sullivan launched Oberti Sullivan LLP they discussed whether the Firm would ever handle plaintiffs’ cases. Because they have spent their careers defending employers, Mark and Ed know that lawsuits have serious consequences and should never be filed lightly. They also know that the vast majority of employers do the right thing. And, they know that most workplace disputes simply are not grounds for lawsuits.
At the same time, as experienced Houston employment lawyers, Mark and Ed believe they have an obligation to use their specialized knowledge and skills to help good and decent people who really need and deserve their help. So, Mark and Ed agreed that the only plaintiffs’ cases the Firm would ever take are cases (a) that present no legal conflict with an existing Firm corporate client; and (b) in which the facts are so compelling that the liability jumps off the page.
An example of such a case is the $2.9 million verdict we obtained against Williams-Sonoma for age discrimination.
Therefore, the Firm will not take weak, decent, or even good plaintiffs' cases. It only takes truly outstanding plaintiffs’ cases. Those are very rare.