Oberti Sullivan is a boutique employment law firm run by two passionate Houston employment attorneys, Mark Oberti and Ed Sullivan. Both were former successful partners of a nationally recognized employment law firm. They founded Oberti Sullivan in 2010 to provide heightened and efficient service to their corporate clients and leverage their talents for executives and employees with compelling cases. Both are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Super Lawyers-Thompson Reuters has named both as Texas Top 100 Super Lawyers and U.S. News-Best Lawyers recognizes the firm as a Tier 1 Firm for labor and employment litigation in Houston. The Firm has over 100 five-star Google reviews.
Corporate Counsel Magazine named Oberti Sullivan as one of the “2015 Go-To Law Firms for the Top 500 Companies.”
Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly, recognize both Mark and Ed as elite “Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers.”
U.S. News-Best Lawyers names Oberti Sullivan as a Houston Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm for Litigation-Labor & Employment and Employment Law-Management.
"will work late nights and weekends to ensure his clients have the best chance of winning. ... will go to battle with you and fight for what you deserve."
"[Mark Oberti] made the other side look extremely unprepared, and caught them off guard SO MUCH. I really don't know how he remembers so much, but he knew every detail of my case and brought it up at every moment it counted ... He listened carefully to my suggestions, and was always very responsive. I hope I never go through what I did again in my lifetime, but I will say that I know who to call to have my back."
gave clear and concise guidance for my situation. If the need arises again I know exactly who to call"
"very responsive and provided excellent advice. Recommended by a trusted corporate law firm"
"Very transparent and authentic"
"A trustworthy ally and an advocate"
"very responsive, professional, and helpful ... guided me in making the right decision for my situation in a no-nonsense way"
Oberti Sullivan’s mission is to provide vigorous, responsive, and peerless representation to employers, employees, and executives in employment law. They are small because they do all the work themselves, and they pick the cases they wish to work on. Since the Firm’s founding, Mark and Ed have obtained settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars and defended companies of all sizes against all types of employment law claims. You do not hire them because you want just a “plaintiff” attorney or just a “defense” attorney. You hire them because you want a successful employment attorney in Houston to handle your case personally. They will shoot it to you straight and will represent you aggressively and professionally.
The Firm handles a wide range of employment cases, including high-level executive cases, as well as non-compete litigation, and a variety of other employment law matters, such as race discrimination, race harassment (including noose cases), retaliation, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination, age harassment, disability (ADA) discrimination, and reasonable accommodation, whistleblower, FLSA (unpaid overtime and minimum wage), collective actions, Sarbanes-Oxley Act retaliation claims, Dodd-Frank Act retaliation claims, DOL audits and investigations, unpaid bonuses, and many other employment law cases in Houston and Texas.
Oberti Sullivan has proven trial and appellate results in both state and federal courts. For employers, we have achieved numerous complete defense victories, from small businesses to the Fortune 100. For individuals and executives, we have obtained favorable settlements and verdicts for our individual clients. See here for an example. Please scroll through our results and testimonials.
Oberti Sullivan defeats a company's Motion to Compel Arbitration in a breach of contract case on behalf of an executive. Order here.
On September 9, 2021, Oberti Sullivan LLP wins an important overtime rights victory before an en banc Fifth Circuit in Hewitt v. Helix. Many press outlets have covered the story, such as here, here, here, here, and here.
Mark and Ed have different styles, personalities, and perspectives, but each enjoys zealously practicing law and solving problems. They pick up their phones, answer your questions directly, and are committed to providing you with an early case assessment with realistic litigation strategies and options. If you are considering a lawyer, you should read their biographies and evaluate their history of success.
You have questions, and you want answers. Mark and Ed have over 50 years of combined employment law experience. They don’t need to learn on the job. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly, recognizes Mark and Ed as two of the “Top 100” Super Lawyers in Texas. U.S. News-Best Lawyers rates the Firm as a Tier 1 Firm for labor and employment litigation in Houston, and also acknowledged Mark and Ed separately for their employment law successes.
We litigate efficiently and provide great value because: (a) our overhead is low, (b) no on the job training is necessary, and (c) we can be flexible in dealing with our clients. We will not charge for phone calls, copies, print jobs, or legal research within our Westlaw plan. You always receive an early case evaluation and timely recommendations.
If you engage Oberti Sullivan to represent you or your organization, you will find a different kind of attorney experience. You can speak to us directly about your case. We respond to phone calls and e-mails and provide you with a steady stream of status updates. We do not load up cases with associates to increase our bill. When you hire us, you get us.
Mark and Ed left secure partnerships at a national law firm to practice law in a fulfilling way. They are passionate about what they do. Day in and day out, they love representing their clients in employment law matters. The numerous cases they have won demonstrate that their enthusiasm for practicing Houston employment law makes a difference.