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Mauro Ramirez

Associate, Houston
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Houston
t: 713.292.0150
f: 713.292.0151
San Antonio
t: 210.227.5434
f: 210.227.5421

Overview

Mauro Ramirez is an associate in the firm's Houston and San Antonio offices. He has successfully litigated matters in a number of jurisdictions related employment discrimination and retaliation. These cases have involved allegations of unlawful discrimination based on gender, race, age, and disability; retaliation; denial of reasonable accommodations; interference with medical leave; denial of medical benefits; wage and hour issues – both allegations of misclassification and unpaid time; allegations of breach of contract; and allegations of state law torts, such as negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. These cases have involved various federal and state employment laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Aside from the courtroom, Mauro also assists clients in responding to charges brought before the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Mauro also regularly speaks on labor and employment issues.

He was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2016.

Experience

Experience

Jury Trials:

  • Sherman v. CHRISTUS Health Ark-La-Tex, 5:11-CV-00092 (E.D.Tex. Sept. 18, 2012): attained a favorable jury verdict against plaintiff alleging interference and retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act and discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Smith-Tolbert v. Virtus Partners, LLC, 4:12-CV-00228 (S.D.Tex. Dec. 5, 2012): attained judgment as a matter of law against plaintiff alleging race discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dispositive Motions:

  • Mitchell v. Mike Smith Autoplex, Inc. et al, 1:10-cv-00148 (E.D.Tex. April 1, 2011): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims of race discrimination.
  • Coberly v. CHRISTUS Health, 829 F.Supp.2d 521 (N.D.Tex 2011): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for unpaid overtime, retaliation, and breach of contract.
  • Riley v. CHRISTUS Health, 4:11-cv-00336 (S.D.Tex. June 12, 2012): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.
  • Smith-Tolbert v. Virtus Partners, LLC: 4:12-cv-00228 (S.D.Tex. Dec. 5, 2012): attained partial summary judgment against plaintiff on claims for retaliation, libel, slander, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Alzuraqi v. Group 1 Automotive, Inc., 921 F.Supp.2d 648 (N.D.Tex. 2013): attained partial summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for national origin and disability discrimination.
  • Johnson v. First Technology Credit Union, et al, 2013 WL 3787447 (slip opinion) (S.D.Tex. Jul 18, 2013): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claim for age discrimination through the application of judicial estoppel, based on plaintiff having failed to disclose claims in prior bankruptcy proceedings.
  • LaLonde v. CHRISTUS Health, et al, 4:12-cv-01752 (S.D.Tex. July 24, 2013): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claim for benefits under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
  •  Hunt v. CHRISTUS Health, 4:13-cv-00480 (S.D.Tex. Dec. 19, 2013): attained partial summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claim for interference under ERISA.

  • Prewitt v. Continental Automotive, 5:12-cv-00582 (W.D.Tex. Aug. 28, 2014): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for race discrimination and retaliation.

  • Taylor-Williams v. CHRISTUS Health, 4:13-cv-01367 (S.D.Tex. Dec. 9, 2014): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for race and disability discrimination and retaliation.

  • Smith v. Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., 2013-0432-CD (Mich. 9th Jud. Cir. Dec. 22, 2014): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for sexual harassment and retaliation.

  • Muffoletto v. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, et al, 157 F.Supp.3d 1107 (D.N.M. 2015): attained summary judgment against plaintiff bringing claims for age discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

  • Ritter v. CHRISTUS Health Ark-La-TX, 5:15-cv-00013 (E.D.Tex. Mar. 23, 2016): attained report and recommendation from magistrate judge granting summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims for disability discrimination and defamation.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association

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