Sarah Morton concentrates her legal practice on the representation of employers in issues related to labor and employment law, and is the managing partner of FordHarrison's Houston office.
Sarah Morton defends management clients in individual and multi-plaintiff actions alleging violations of federal, state, and local discrimination, harassment, and leave and accommodation laws, and in class and collective actions arising under the FLSA and related state wage and hour laws. Sarah is an accomplished litigator who has tried employment cases to verdict in both federal and state court, and has represented clients in private arbitration and before administrative hearing examiners. She has appeared on behalf of her clients before administrative agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Labor.
Although representing clients in the courtroom is central to her practice, she is also committed to advising clients in avoiding litigation. Sarah counsels employers through personnel-related decisions, conducts and directs internal investigations and compliance audits, and counsels clients on the design and implementation of employment policies and practices.
Sarah is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is recognized as a Texas “Rising Star” by industry insiders. Sarah joined FordHarrison from a global general practice law firm where she represented a broad range of clients in labor and employment law matters. Prior to that role, Sarah spent eight years as an associate in the Houston office of the nation’s largest labor and employment defense firm, where she managed and conducted several wage and hour compliance audits under the tutelage of the former Administrator to the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division and author of the 2004 FLSA white collar exemptions.
In law school, Sarah was a three-year member of the mock trial team, an executive officer on the Board of Advocates, and was recognized for her outstanding oral advocacy skills by induction into the National Order of Barristers.