Robert (Bobby) Lee
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
University of Michigan Law School of Law, J.D., 1993
University of Houston, B.B.A (Finance), 1988
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Bobby Lee was born in Houston, Texas. In 1997, he and his wife, Lisa, moved to the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill, where they raised two children, Justice and Noah.
Robert (Bobby) Lee
Clouse Brown PLLC
Dallas employment lawyer Bobby Lee specializes in employment law, representing employers, executives, and other employees in all facets of the employment relationship. He has litigated hundreds of matters in state courts, federal courts, and in arbitrations throughout Texas and other states. The majority of the litigated matters involve the full spectrum of litigation arising from the employee- employer relationship, including virtually all federal and Texas state employment and labor laws, and Texas statutory and common laws involving contracts, noncompete matters, and workplace injuries.
Mr. Lee has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including health care, banking, real estate, energy, high-tech, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, mechanical, and various governmental entities. He has been retained by both small and large corporations to handle litigation matters, and he regularly works with other firms and their clients to conduct independent investigations of employment law claims.
Mr. Lee has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1999. He also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, where he has made determinations regarding matters involving the employer-employee relationship and other legal matters involving tort or contract law. Mr. Lee is a past chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s labor and employment law section, and past chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s labor and employment law section.
Prior to joining Clouse Brown, Mr. Lee ran the law firm of Lee & Braziel, P.C., worked as an attorney with Littler Mendelson, P.C., and served as counsel for the City of Houston’s Legal Department.
Mr. Lee has been included in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, and has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list for employment and labor law since 2012.
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Olson & Olson 18 th Annual Seminar, “Dealing with Opposing Counsel Ethically & Wisely,” Houston, January 2022
- Olson & Olson 17 th Annual Seminar, “How to Make a Plaintiff Lawyer Rich: Mistakes by HR Professionals That Lead to Bad Results,” Houston, January 2020
- “Valuing Your Case & Persuading Others You are Right,” National Employment Lawyers Association Conference, San Antonio, 2017
- Moderator for Judicial Panels in 2014 & 2015, Dallas Bar Labor & Employment Section
- “21st Century Trends in Discrimination Laws,” Texas Bar Advanced Employment Law Course, Dallas, 2012
- “Changing Sides of the Docket,” Texas Bar Labor & Employment Law Update, San Antonio, 2012
- “Developments in Disability Discrimination Laws,” Texas Bar Advanced Employment Law Course, Austin, 2011
- “Non-Traditional Workforce Issues: Joint Employers, Independent Contractors, and Special Employees,” Advanced Employment Law for Employers and Employment Lawyers, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2007 ed.
- “Non-Traditional Workforce Issues: Joint Employers, Independent Contractors, and Special Employees,” University of Houston Advanced Employment Course, Dallas & Houston, 2006-07
- “Best Practices to Help Effectively Administer FMLA Leave in Your Organization to Avoid Costly Mistakes,” Council on Education in Management, Dallas, 2006
- “Building an Employment Law Practice,” Labor and Employment Law Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, 2005
- “Labor and Employment Law – Plaintiff’s Case,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, 2003
- “The Defense Perspective,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Dallas, 2003
- “Preventing Unfair Competition, Protecting Confidential Business Information and Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete,” chapter 7, Texas Employer, 2002 ed.
- “FMLA and WARN Act Compliance,” Littler Breakfast Briefing, Dallas, 2001
- “HR Competencies Under Attack,” Texas Employer Seminar, Dallas, 2001
- “Labor and Employment Law Update,” National Bar Association, 2001
- “The Rights of Privacy in Texas and Employee Investigations,” chapter 5, Texas Employer, 2001 and 2000 eds.
- “Management Training Track – From Hiring to Terminations,” Texas Employer Seminar, 2000
- “Texas Law Related to Workplace Violence,” chapter 4, Texas Employer, 1999 ed.; “Texas
- “Employment Law Update,” Seminar of Human Resource Professionals, Denton, TX, 1998
- “Employment Law Torts,” chapter 3, Texas Employer, 1998 ed.
- “Statutory Rights Afforded Texas Employees,” chapter 6, Texas Employer, 1997 ed.