Michael (Mike) Bell represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, focusing his practice on the defense of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, employment-related torts, and civil rights claims under state and federal law. He is also one of the firm’s foremost experts in reductions in force, pay equity, and USERRA compliance. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in English and History from Appalachian State University. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he captained one of the school’s Moot Court teams. Mike is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has repeatedly been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in two categories: Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment.
Mike has successfully litigated numerous disputes on behalf of employers involving a wide variety of employment law issues, including discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining agreements, covenants not to compete, trade secret misappropriation, and alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. He also has broad experience in developing employee handbooks and employment contracts, training managers, reducing potential liability, addressing problematic employee relations situations, and responding to EEOC and state agency charges of discrimination.
Admission to Practice
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers