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Daryl John Sinkule

also known as Daryl J. Sinkule

About me

I am a Partner at Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP.  I am Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and I focus my law practice on employment law civil litigation in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings.  I have 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.  I also represent clients 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, I represent executives and individuals in negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission. 


A graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Houston Law Center, I am admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all Texas state courts.  I am 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, I served on the Labor & Employment Law Section Council of the Houston Bar Association, where I co-chaired the Section’s Scholarships/Grants Committee.  I also formerly served on the Lawyers Against Waste Committee of the Houston Bar Association. 


In 2009, I was named a “Professional on the Fast Track” by H Texas magazine, and in both 2013 and 2014, H Texas magazine designated me as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers.”  Moreover, each year between 2006 and 2013, I was fortunate enough to receive the honor of being named a Texas Rising Star® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine.  In addition, each year between 2013 and 2015, I was named a Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine.  


I look forward to reviewing your potential legal issue(s) to determine whether I might be able to assist you.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%



Contingent (35-45%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas Charles Graham

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Daryl for many years. He has always proven to be a knowledgeable and successful advocate for his clients. I have referred several people to him through the years, because he is the best in dealing with difficult employment issues.


    Thomas Graham Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd Garrett Millman

    I highly endorse this Daryl, as he is an extremely talented and well-respected lawyer in the community. Daryl has an outstanding knowledge of employment law and all of the related issues involved in employment litigation. With Daryl, you are assured sound legal advice based upon his combination of experience, legal acumen and practical understanding of the law.


    Judd Millman Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP

11 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1515
Houston, TX, 77046


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Board Certified - Labor and Employment LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2010
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Professional on the Fast TrackH Texas Magazine2009
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Rising SarTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP2013 - Present
Senior CounselShellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP2009 - 2013
AssociateShellist Lazarz LLP2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association, Houston ChapterMember2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-Chair - Scholarships/Grants Committee2010 - 2012
Houston Bar Association, Lawyers Against Waste CommitteeMember2010 - 2011
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionBoard Member2009 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2002
Texas A&M University, College StationSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FLSA Management and LitigationThe Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Legal Guidelines2013
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Monthly LuncheonModerator - Picking a Jury in an Employment Case2011