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Ian Scharfman

Discrimination Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   35 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

Ian Scharfman is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

At The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC, clients have come to expect the highest level of professionalism, service and representation in employment law matters. The firm represents clients in various employment law matters before many federal and state trial and appellate courts, federal, state and local agencies and in arbitrations and mediations.

Ian Scharfman is a passionate advocate for his clients’ rights and understands that each client’s situation is of utmost importance to that client. Although this is a trial law firm, Ian Scharfman understands that each conflict requires its own case specific needs and potential resolution. Recognizing that approach for each particular situation enables the firm to handle each client’s needs and legal claims much more effectively and which has contributed to this firm’s success for its clients at many different levels.

Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST !!
Mr. Scharfman is very reliable, dependent, very credible and reputable and made me comfortable throughout my situation. He was very confident, thorough and to the point in gathering information needed to conclude my case. I would highly recommend anyone to Mr Scharfman in his expertise in the field of Employment Law. He is the real deal and an excellent lawyer. Can't beat it!!
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Posted by Siobhán | March 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It doesn't get much better
I never thought I'd be in a position where I'd be reaching out to legal counsel regarding employment. I was recommended to Mr. Scharfman by a friend who is a family lawyer. I'm so glad I took the recommendation. Even though my case was small, I felt like he was giving it 110 percent, was attentive to my questions and concerns, and had my back all the way. Mr. Scharfman is a genuine individual, and lawyer. You could feel his concern and care through his actions. He continually gave me personal updates and asked for my "ok" before making decisions. Thank you for your support, it was truly wonderful.
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Posted by Kayla | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Amazing, Knowledgeable, and Compassionate Lawyer!
I cannot say enough good things about Ian and Linda at Scharfman Law Firm. I had a complicated and very involved case, and Ian not only guided me through the entire process but made me feel accurately represented. In addition, Ian and Linda both were extremely prompt in their response time. I never felt like I was left wondering about "what was next" or "where we were at" at any time during the 11 months we worked together. Ian is the best lawyer for employment cases in Houston. I recommend him to EVERYONE. He is knowledgeable, passionate, dedicated, and kind. I wish him, his firm, and Linda every single happiness. They both take care of people who often need care and advocacy the most.
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Posted by Manfred | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex employment dispute
Attorney Ian. Scharfman is an excellent attorney who is an expert in the field of employment law . The consumate professional who is a highly skilled negotiator . His ability to bring about a settlement of the issues is a testament to his skills and expertise . I could not have wished for better representation. Highly satisfied and a definite recommendation. A 5 star rating is definitely earned!
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Posted by An | July 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very best
I have contacted him and an advice was given immediately. Very pleased.Im sure he does great
Posted by Jocelyn | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Americans with Disabilities Act
Mr. Scharfman represented me in a case against my former employer. I felt betrayed, sad, angry, and so disappointed in my former employer. But Mr. Scharfman took the time to listen to my concerns, and even though this was a small case, Ian did not see it as one, he treated my case as any of his other cases and worked hard to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf. If you are seeking a lawyer that is knowledgeable, has great communication skills, is honest, and shows a genuine interest for the best outcome for his clients make Mr. Scharfman your first and last choice. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Vondre | December 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
Mr. SCARFMAN worked hard and diligently in my case against my former company and we came to a fast and efficient agreement I highly recommend Mr. SCARFMAN .
Posted by Jennifer | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look No Further
Working with Mr. Scharfman is as smooth of a process as anyone could ask for. This man is a total professional from start to finish, he really knows what he is doing and is really good at explaining his what he is doing and why. I really like the way he advises you by explaining where you are at in your case, what he thinks you should do but never closes the door to what you are thinking, or hoping to achieve. I know he gave me the best representation I could have asked for, and he would do the same for anyone he is just that good.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 stars
From the staff to the handling my case. I had no worries because I was in great hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone. 10 stars all the way. I can't say enough great things about this firm.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I highly recommend the Scharfman Law Firm. Ian Scharfman is very professional, kind, good at explaining things, and cares about the outcome for his clients. He help me to quickly resolve a situation that I was nervous about. Working with him was a very positive experience.
Posted by Cindi | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results
I would like to thank Ian at The Scharfman Law Firm, for handling my case exceptionally well. In addition, my gratitude goes towards his staff who were very attentive and pleasant to work with. I consulted with several other attorneys before retaining Ian due to the complex nature of my case and out of all of the other firms that I spoke to, Ian was the most informative and knowledgeable about how to handle my case, yet he was able to explain the entire process to me in layman's terms. Ian was always professional and prompt communicating with me, making me feel as if I was his only client by keeping me informed of the status on my claim and pursuing every angle in order to obtain a fair settlement for me. I would not have had such great results without his help! I highly recommend The Scharfman Law Firm for anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
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Consultant
I worked with Mr. Scharfman for over 2 years on my case. He was very thorough explaining our options and path moving forward. He remained transparent and professional throughout. I was very happy with the results and the his services. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sincere, honest, and quite simply the best!
IAN IS FANTASTIC, and definitely the best in Houston at what he does. Our case was a complicated one, with many different intricacies that caused it to take 3 years to close. Ian was there every step of the way. I highly recommend him. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I believe he embodies the definition of a true professional. Empathetic, Emotionally intelligent, and sincere. Great Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney
I needed a strong and knowledgeable attorney to pursue an age discrimination suit against a former employer. Mr. Scharfman was the perfect counsel for my case which concluded in a positive settlement.
Posted by David | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally good legal work by Ian Scharfman who is surely tops in his field.
Mr. Scharfman provided me expert legal advise about age discrimination and artfully and competently represented me in discussions and negotiations with a former employer regarding severance and the terms of my separation with the company.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Labor and Discrimination Case
Ian Scharfman represented me in a labor and discrimination case against my employer. He provided excellent legal advice, was very candid and knowledgeable about my options, and also shared his expansive knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws related to my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Mr. Scharfman to work on my discrimination related case. My case was difficult, but he did an excellent job in getting good results. He is not only a good lawyer but also a good negotiator. I fully recommend him to anybody looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Dewey | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer Ever
Mr. Scharfman and his team were very professional and available to answer any questions we had. The case was resolved and Mr Scharfman was there every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Scharfman is a great lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Scharfman to anyone who need service in his expertise. He listened to my case carefully whenever I contacted him. He is very professional and responsive, will return email late in the night or even when he is on vacation. I am so happy that he agreed to represent me, and get the case resolved.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Staff
Although Mr. Scharfman was not able to take my case, I felt respected by not being ignored by my request. His staff followed up with me and listened to my situation before making a recommendation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • prior law firms
  • 1993 - 2006

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1993
  • Emory University
  • BA
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • see my website for more information

Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Council member and other positions
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Officer Positions
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Life Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • N/A
  • Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • N/A
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Publications

  • University of Texas Law School 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Non-Compete Agreements: Where Have We Come From and Where We Go From Here
  • 2012
  • University of Texas Law School 18th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Back to the Future: Proceeding Before and Litigating with the EEOC
  • 2011
  • Houston Bar Association Employment Institute
  • Representing Employers and Employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • Top Ten Issues Litigators Need to Know About Employment Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • EEOC Training Institute - Technical Assistance Program Seminar
  • Religion and Politics @ Work
  • 2012
  • National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter
  • Talking to the Employer's Employees
  • 2012
  • University of Texas Law School 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Non-Compete Agreements: Where Have We Come From and Where We Go From Here
  • 2012
  • Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section ".25" function
  • Employment Law Ethics - When can a Plaintiff's Attorney Contact a Defendant Employer's Employees?
  • 2012
  • University of Texas Law School 18th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Back to the Future: Proceeding Before and Litigating with the EEOC
  • 2011
  • Houston Bar Association Employment Institute
  • epresenting Employers and Employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • Top Ten Issues Litigators Need to Know About Employment Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ian Scharfman is truly an excellent attorney and his superior reputation is well deserved. I have enjoyed getting to see his extensive knowledge of labor and employment law, and he is very capable of handling highly sophisticated and complex legal matters for his clients, and he is a great negotiator as well."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ian is the Employment Law "go-to" lawyer in Texas. His work is excellent and his strategies are superior. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Houston Discrimination Lawyer Ian Scharfman
Ian Scharfman
Discrimination Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 29 years