Joan Bain

Bain & Bain PLLC

10810 Katy Freeway
Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77043


Appellate, Commercial, Construction, Discrimination, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Eminent Domain, Employment, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Complex Litigation ~ Appeals ~ Hearing Officer ~ Certified Mediator

Lead counsel through negotiation, mediation, trial, arbitration, and appeals in multiple jurisdictions.

Over 80 hours of mediation training including commercial, construction, employment and family.

Presided over employment disputes for the Texas Education Agency as Certified Hearing Examiner.

Managed complex cases involving multiple parties and counsel.

Complex Commercial Litigation: Partnership Disputes; Contract Disputes; Business Disparagement; DTPA; Premises Liability; Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy, Insurance Code and Coverage.

Constitutional   Litigation:   First,   Fifth   and   Fourteenth   Amendment   Litigation;   Government Procurement and Licensing Disputes.

Proficient in legal research and analytical writing for briefs, opinions and articles.

Employment Litigation: Title VII; ADEA; ADA; EPA; ERISA; TCHRA; FLSA; Employment Torts, FMLA; TWCA; 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1983, 1985; Class Action and Privacy Act.



Supreme Court of the United States, 1995 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988
Federal Bar, Southern District of Texas, 1985
State Bar of Texas, 1984 Member of the State Bar College

• Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity ? Mock Trial ?  Moot Court
Bachelor of Arts with Honors ~ UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 1981
• Plan II - English Major, History and Education Minors

“Physician/Hospital Contracting Conundrums”- UTMB Galveston, November 2002
“What is Sexual Harassment?”- South Texas College of Law, Employment Law Seminar, 1991 “Rule 11 Sanctions in Federal Court” - NELA Seminar, 1991
“Protecting Employees from Violence in the Workplace” - Mayor’s Conference on Women, 1999

Volunteer for church, schools, charitable organizations, and Boy Scouts, including many leadership positions. Details and references available upon request.

10810 Katy Freeway, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77043

P: 713-629-6222
E: [email protected]