Howard L. Steele, Jr.


Howard L. Steele, Jr., Partner

One Allen Center, Penthouse
500 Dallas, Suite 3440
Houston, Texas 77002

Labor and Employment Law


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  • Honored with selection to “Best Lawyers in America.”
  • Recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine and the Texas Lawyer since 2007
  • Recognized by Forbes for his trade secret and non-compete practice
  • Recognized as one of the best labor & employment attorneys in Houston by H Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Intellectual Property law.

Mr. Steele has a broad range of litigation experience with a particular emphasis in employment and intellectual property  litigation. Mr. Steele’s experience includes employment litigation, technology/internet litigation, intellectual property litigation, Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, commercial litigation, Qui Tam litigation, and insurance coverage litigation.

He is also a regular guest speaker for companies and law schools on employment law and workplace training.

Prior to forming Steele Law Group, he founded Steele Sturm, PLLC, practiced in the labor & employment and litigation sections of the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw, and was a partner at Caldwell & Clinton, PLLC.


  • The University of Houston Law Center (L.L.M., Intellectual Property Law).
  • The University of Houston Law Center (J.D.).
  • Baylor University (B.A., Political Science).
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (B.A., Government).
Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Melinda Harmon, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Sam Nuchia, Texas First Court of Appeals.
Admissions and Affiliations

  • Texas
  • Fifth  Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All federal district courts in Texas
  • Houston and Federal Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member of Labor and Employment Section of State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Director and General Counsel, Lakes at Country Place HOA Board