Stephen J. Roppolo
Fisher & Phillips LLP
910 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
Steve Roppolo is managing partner in the firm’s Houston office. He has extensive jury trial and arbitration experience litigating all types of employment claims in federal and state courts on behalf of employers.
He has defended companies of various sizes in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, defamation, breach of employment contract, and other employment torts.
In addition, Steve has successfully obtained injunctive relief on behalf of companies seeking to enforce non-compete agreements against former employees, in some cases obtaining monetary settlements from the departed employees.
His counseling and litigation practice includes extensive work with independent schools and automobile dealerships. Additionally, Steve regularly counsels large and small companies regarding day-to-day employment matters.
He helps employers avoid employment litigation by conducting training for managers and developing policies and procedures designed to minimize exposure to litigation claims.
Finally, Steve has developed an in-depth knowledge of employment issues facing automobile dealerships, having represented the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association as Labor Counsel and having been a member of the firm’s Dealership Practice Group since its inception.
Steve is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2009.
Steve is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- J.D., 1990, with honors, George Washington University Law School
- B.A., 1987, cum laude, Loyola University
Recognition and Honors
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2018 – 2023)
- Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2009 – 2023)
- “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Our clients know their legal problems will be treated as business problems and that we strive to help them avoid legal problems. We believe the lawsuit that’s never filed is a better win for a client than a costly defense verdict. Although skilled and tenacious advocates, our attorneys recognize that the most aggressive and expensive approach may not always be the best solution to a client’s problem. We seek to identify the client’s primary business objective, design a solution to fit the objective, and implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible. By performing compliance audits, providing the right policies, procedures and training, and offering thoughtful advice and counsel, we assist clients in preventing employee claims and lawsuits, government investigations, and union organizing activity.
We’re in the client service business and know that many labor and employment problems arise without much warning and require an immediate response. We meet deadlines and provide plenty of advance time where client review of documents is needed. And we communicate with our clients in plain English.