Meet Dennis Clifford

A Board-Certified Houston Employment Law Attorney

Dennis Clifford is a former partner at an international law firm, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he also served as chair of the firm’s employment and labor department in Houston. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by less than 1% of Texas attorneys. He is also a former faculty member with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and a former mock trial coach at the University of Houston Law Center. For several years, he has been honored on the Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® lists and he was recently profiled by Chambers USA for his “noted expertise in unpaid compensation litigation.”

A History of Handling and Resolving High-Profile Cases

Mr. Clifford is a Houston employment lawyer who is skilled in handling class-action lawsuits regarding unpaid wages. He has served as co- or lead counsel on numerous high-profile cases, including several “bet-the-company" matters. He is also sought after to advise clients on complex compensation issues, such as the classification of workers as contractors or overtime-exempt, commission and bonus plans, travel pay, day-rate plans, per diem pay, training pay, and compensation for pre- and post-shift activities.

Mr. Clifford also regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator in employment-related disputes. To learn more about his successful mediation practice, please visit our mediation page.


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (2005)
    • Byron McCoy Excellency in Advocacy Scholarship
    • Advocate of the Year
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Houston, Clear Lake, B.A (2001)


  • Chair – Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member - American Arbitration Association, Mediation and Arbitration Panels for Employment Law
  • Member – Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Credential Distinguished Mediator – Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Committee Member – American Bar Association, Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • The Texas Bar College Honorary Society
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law

Admissions and Courts:

  • Licensed to Practice in all Texas Courts
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Admitted to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Why Choose The Clifford Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Board-Certified

    Dennis Clifford is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • High-Level

    Mr. Clifford has represented seven of the Fortune 25 companies.

  • “Super Lawyer”
    Designation by his Peers

    Mr. Clifford has an excellent reputation among his peers in the legal community.

  • Confidential Consultations

    Call us today if you need advice on how to handle an employment matter.

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