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Bernard Lincoln Middleton

Beaumont, Texas

Bernard L. Middleton, a native of Centerville, Texas, graduated from Texas Southern University in 1969 with a B.A. in History. He earned his law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 1971. He is a member of the Litigation Section of the firm and practices in the areas of Labor and Employment Law. All of his practice is devoted to litigation. Middleton has extensive experience representing Labor Unions and employees in various labor and employment disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, including its Labor and Employment, Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolutions Sections.

Middleton also is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and he is a former member of the chairman of the District 4-B Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Crime Stoppers of Houston, Inc. and the United States Employees Credit Union. He is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Additional Contact

Mila Flores, (713) 523-3636

Year Joined Firm

  • 1995

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Contracts
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History

Representative Clients

  • Paperworkers
  • Allied-Chemical and Energy Workers International Union/Member Locals
  • Petroleum and Chemical Industries
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Building and Construction Industry

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law, Conflicts of Law, Administrative Law and Workers' Compensation Law, 1969 - 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association
  • College of The State Bar of Texas
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • National Labor Relations Board, Attorney, 1973 - 1995
  • Federal Trade Commission, Attorney, 1971 - 1973