Labor union lawyer Michael E. Shelton has helped many unions and individual employees successfully navigate negotiations and achieve fair compensation for injuries. As General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO and a union card carrier as a journeyman pipefitter, he understands the employees’ point of view and the complexities that surround union agreements. Additionally, as a workplace injury lawyer in Houston, TX, Mr. Shelton is compassionate and well-versed in the extensive effects an injury can have on all aspects of your life. Regardless of your unique needs, he will always place your best interests first.
"I'm not just a lawyer. I also carry a journeyman's card."
Michael E. Shelton is not only a lawyer but also a union card carrier as a journeyman pipefitter. He is also general counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council. This background makes him a unique a labor union lawyer because he personally understands the intricacies of these cases.
Representation for Union Members
The Shelton Law Firm works hard to safeguard the interests of union members nationwide. Effective legal representation is crucial during negotiations and worker's compensation claims. We can assist union members employed in a variety of hazardous occupations, including:
- Oil and gas pipelines
- Industrial and warehouse facilities
- Refineries and chemical plants
- Offshore drilling rigs
The dangerous nature of these jobs means employees are exposed to a unique set of risks. If you work in these industries, you are more likely to be affected by traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Many workplace and personal injury suits are subject to statutes of limitation that can affect your ability to receive just compensation. Workers who have experienced a severe injury on the job should contact our office as soon as possible to schedule their free initial consultation. With over 40 years of experience in workplace injury law, Mr. Shelton offers knowledgeable and aggressive representation for union members, so they can feel confident that their rights will be protected.
A Uniquely Qualified Lawyer
At The Shelton Law Firm, we recognize that unions are crucial to a fair workplace environment. In union cases, it is important to find an attorney with a knowledge of state and local union and employment laws, who also understands the importance of collective bargaining and representation during negotiation. Not all employment lawyers are familiar with the complexities of unions.
Mr. Shelton personally understands the intricacies of unions and what it takes to provide union members with quality legal assistance.
With a wealth of contacts in business and workers’ unions, as well as personal experience working on an oil rig, Mr. Shelton understands the various issues at play in industries that require dangerous work. As a card-holding member of the journeyman pipefitter union, Mr. Shelton possesses an insider’s understanding of unions.
The Shelton Law Firm can provide support for unions and individual employees in a variety of cases such as grievance arbitrations, contract negotiation, and collective bargaining agreement negotiation, as well as work-related injuries cases and the litigation of other labor-related claims.
Benefit from Knowledgeable and Aggressive Representation
All union members deserve committed, experienced, and effective representation from an attorney who understands the intricacies of unions and what it takes to provide them with quality legal assistance. Mr. Shelton’s four decades of experience in workplace injury cases means you can feel confident that you have a dedicated resource behind you. Contact our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today to learn more about how we can protect your best interests.