J. Paul Rinnan

Associate || Houston

J. Paul Rinnan is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2007 and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Paul practiced at a Houston-based labor & employment law firm handling various employment law matters on behalf of employees and employers. His experience includes discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases brought under Title VII, the Texas Labor Code, and similar federal and state statutes and regulations. He has also handled collective action litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to representing employers in litigation, he also handled matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Professional Activities

  • Houston Committee on Foreign Relations
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section


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