Stephen J. Quezada

Shareholder || Houston

Mr. Quezada is a Shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office and is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Quezada focuses primarily on representing public and private employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies that enforce a variety of labor and employment laws. Mr. Quezada has tried and arbitrated matters to jury verdict/award involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and arbitrated labor grievances pursuant to collective bargaining agreements.

Mr. Quezada also assists client with work authorization (Form I-9) compliance, including representation before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), internal Form I-9 audits, and work authorization/Form I-9 training.

Mr. Quezada, a trusted partner of his clients, routinely counsels C-level executives, front-line managers, and human resources professionals on day-to-day employment matters.

Mr. Quezada also regularly speaks and trains on a variety of employment topics to groups of executives, managers, and non-management employees. A dynamic and engaging presenter, Mr. Quezada is also a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Learning Solutions practice group (a practice group of select practitioners who excel at speaking and training).

Mr. Quezada is fluent in Spanish and is able to assist clients with large Spanish-speaking workforces in investigations and training.

Mr. Quezada received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as an articles editor on the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal. He received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (Board Member)
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Friends of DePelchin (Board Member)

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