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Terrence B. Robinson

Managing Member

Mr. Robinson is an experienced litigator with 25 years in the legal practice, concentrating his practice on the litigation of complex employment matters. He has been certified for the more than a decade by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a labor and employment law specialist. He has extensive experience advising and representing individuals and employers in a wide range of industries.

Mr. Robinson is a highly skilled strategist and writer with an impressive track record of litigation victories, successfully resolving government investigations, and persuading both federal and state appellate courts to find in his clients' favor. He has successfully litigated hundreds of civil actions as lead counsel in federal and Texas state courts, winning in numerous employment discrimination cases and successfully handling cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Published cased include Goudeau v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P., 793 F.3d 470 (5th Cir. 2015) (In this appellate victory on behalf of Mr. Goudeau the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed stray remarks in age-based discrimination claims); Bright v. GB Bioscience, Inc., 2008 WL 5210657 (C.A.5 (Tex.)), 105 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 265 (Mr. Robinson's victory on behalf of GB Bioscience, Inc. in this case was profiled in The Voice, the weekly newsletter from the Defense Research Institute)

Mr. Robinson conducts training seminars, and he has written published articles on a wide range of labor and employment law topics. Mr. Robinson regularly lectures and presents at both professional and business seminars. He also provides management training to various industries on an array of employment law issues.

Mr. Robinson is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. He has been consistently selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers and on Houston's "Top Lawyers" list by H Texas Magazine     

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law 90%
  • Immigration Law 10%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Labor & Employment, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Sociology
  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Uncovering The Mysteries Of The Tip Wage
  • Employer Rights and Obligations with respect to Child Support Withholding Orders
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Disciplining and Firing Employees
  • Former Employee Reference Inquiries
  • Benefits, Taxes and Independent Contractors
  • Employee Loans and The Texas Payday Law
  • Federal Preemption by the NLRA
  • Traditional Labor Law in a Nonunion Setting
  • COBRA Notice Liability Considerations

Representative Cases

  • Goudeau v. NOV, 793 F.3d 470 (5th Cir. 2015), 2015, Fifth Circuit
  • Bright v. GB Bioscience, Inc., 105 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 265 (2008), 2008, Fifth Circuit


  • Disciplining and Firing Employees
  • Handling Unemployment and Wage Claims before the TWC
  • ConsultLink, Speaker

Honors and Awards

  • AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • One of Houston's top attorneys by "H Texas Magazine"
  • Named as "Texas Super Lawyer"
  • Legal Leader

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Epstein Becker & Green, Member
  • Cozen O'Connor, Member

Contact TB Robinson 
Law Group, PLLC

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