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Thomas L. Case

United States
Bell Nunnally

Tom Case focuses his practice on labor and employment, litigation, appellate and public law.   He has represented mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 corporations and public entities in labor and employment disputes including claims based on covenants not to compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, race, national origin, gender, age, sexual harassment, disability, religion, pregnancy and retaliation, in state and federal courts at all levels.  He has represented public employers, including the City of Dallas and Parkland Hospital, in statutory employment law claims, as well as in claims for deprivation of civil rights, procedural and substantive due process and First Amendment claims. He advises employers on labor and employment issues, educating management on the prevention of such disputes.  Tom has extensive jury trial experience in state and federal courts.

In 2011 Tom was lead counsel for a trial and appellate team that obtained a landmark decision in the Texas Supreme Court, which held that a business’ goodwill is an interest that can be protected by a covenant not to compete in an employment setting.  The decision set aside eighteen years of case law.