Daryl J. Sinkule
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Daryl J. Sinkule is a Partner at Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP. Mr. Sinkule
is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal
Specialization and focuses his law practice on employment law civil litigation
in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings. Mr. Sinkule
has handled a number of cases—across the State of Texas and the
nation—involving wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards
Act, successfully representing numerous employees against their current
and/or former employers in recovering unpaid wages and overtime wages.
Mr. Sinkule also represents both employees and employers in matters involving
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act,
the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, and other employment-related federal and state statutes. Additionally,
Mr. Sinkule represents individuals, executives, and employers in negotiating
employment contracts and severance agreements, and before administrative
agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas
Workforce Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
A graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Houston Law
Center, Mr. Sinkule is admitted to practice before the United States District
Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas,
the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits,
and all Texas state courts. Mr. Sinkule is an active member of professional
organizations, including the Houston Bar Association, the Labor &
Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and both the Houston
and national chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Sinkule served on the Labor & Employment
Law Section Council of the Houston Bar Association, where he co-chaired
the Section’s Scholarships/Grants Committee. Mr. Sinkule also formerly
served on the Lawyers Against Waste Committee of the Houston Bar Association.
In 2009, Mr. Sinkule was named a “Professional on the Fast Track” by
H Texas magazine, and in 2013, 2014, and 2016,
H Texas magazine named Mr. Sinkule one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers.”
Moreover, each year between 2006 and 2013, Mr. Sinkule received the honor
of being named a Texas Rising Star® (a Thomson Reuters service) and
each year between 2013 and 2017, Mr. Sinkule was named a Super Lawyer®
(a Thomson Reuters service). Finally, each year between 2013 and 2015,
Houstonia magazine named Mr. Sinkule to its “Top Lawyers” list.