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Alfred Southerland • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Houston, Texas

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Ogletree Deakins
One Allen Center
500 Dallas Street, Suite 3000
Houston, Texas 77002
phone 713.655.0855
fax  713.655.0020


J. Alfred Southerland’s practice at Ogletree Deakins focuses on labor and employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and agencies, including claims involving equal employment opportunity laws, unfair labor practices, wage and hour issues, unemployment compensation, wrongful discharge, state law tort and contract claims, occupational safety and health matters, and immigration. He also counsels clients regarding developments in the areas of counseling and discharge issues, workers” compensation, family and medical leave, wrongful discharge, restrictive employment covenants, and compliance with the immigration laws.Mr. Southerland’s experience includes the design and development of personnel policies, and management counseling that is designed to help minimize exposure to costly litigation and disputes.Mr. Southerland frequently speaks at employment related seminars, is an associate editor of the Texas Employment Law Handbook, is the co-author of Federal Employment Jury Instructions, is chapter editor of Employment Law Deskbook for Human Resources Professional, is a contributor to The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2006 Supplement, and has published several articles on labor and employment issues.


  • College: B.A., with High Honors, University of Tennessee, 1983
  • Law School: J.D., with Honors, University of Tennessee Law School, 1986

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 1986, State of Georgia, 1986, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, United States District Court - Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; Western District of Oklahoma, State Bar of Texas, Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law
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