Trang Tran is a trial lawyer that constantly works on honing his skills and improving his craft. Trang has been practicing labor and employment law for over 20 years. Mr. Tran’s practice involves all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. He has arbitrated, litigated in federal and state courts, with a focus on prosecuting claims for overtime pay and unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and numerous state statute. He also has significant experience prosecuting wage and hour class actions. Mr. Tran regularly speaks at lawyers conference and continuing education courses on various aspects of employment law and overtime lawsuits.
Trang Tran practices almost exclusively in in wage-and-hour law. This includes trial and arbitration in in cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, and state laws. Mr. Tran was been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers’ top “Employment Lawyer” list several years in a row. Super Lawyers, the well-established lawyer rating service from Thomson Reuters. Mr. Tran has served as the president of the Houston Employment Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Tran has been a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Tran regularly shares his knowledge through presentations at local, state and national bar organizations.
Mr. Tran lives in Houston Texas, with his wife and their children. When not aggressively advocating for a client in court, managing the growing law practice or helping raise three children, Mr. Tran enjoys martial arts, running and weightlifting.
Houston College of Law, 1995
Houston Baptist University 1992
Graduate of Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College – Class of 2010
Board Member-Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Board Member -Texas Employment Lawyers Association
Board Member and former President of the Houston Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Former President- Asian American Bar Association
Former Chair- Mayor’s Affirmative Advisory Committee
Former Chair- Midtown Management District
S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
S. Supreme Court
SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
“Wage & Hour Cases in the Era of COVID-19” National Employment Lawyers Association 2021 Spring Seminar.
“Remote Hearings and Depositions”State Bar of Texas 29th Annual Advance Employment Law Course, January 14-15, 2021, Houston.
“Tech Update” State Bar of Texas-Employment Law 101, January 13, 2021, Houston.
“Strategic use of the Initial Discovery Protocol to obtain ESI in Arbitration & Houston Federal Courts” November 2018, Houston- Houston Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
“FLSA Wage & Hour Collective Action” National Farmworkers law Conference, Houston, Texas November 2018
“Seeing Eye to Eye with ESI” Surviving in the Fifth Circuit- annual seminar- Texas Employment Lawyers Association, October 19, 2018, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico.
“FLSA Update” August 2018, Houston Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
“FLSA Issues” 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute
“FLSA Update” 2018 Texas Employment Lawyers Association
“Preparing Plaintiff for FLSA Deposition.” 2017 National Employment Lawyers Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas.
“Best Practices for ESI Discovery” 2017 National Employment Lawyers Association Convention, Los Angeles