The employment lawyers at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, LLP are dedicated to helping people seek equal justice under the law. On behalf of people like you, we lead the legal battles against employers who cheat their workers out of wages.

Experience matters in choosing an employment lawyer. Representing clients across the nation, our trial lawyers have won lawsuits, or secured settlements from hundreds of major corporations and organizations. Our experienced trial lawyers have litigated cases all over the country and fought for our clients’ rights. This includes helping them obtain wages and overtime due to them that were unlawfully unpaid or improperly withheld by employers.


Michael A. Josephson

Michael Josephson is a trial lawyer with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, LLP, in Houston, Texas. Since 2002, Michael has been a leader and a pioneer in developing successful strategies in hundreds of wage and hour lawsuits against major offshore and oilfield companies, processing companies, nationwide retailers, refineries, school districts, call centers, and food service industries. These cases have resulted in millions of dollars in unpaid overtime recoveries for thousands of employees.

Licensed in both Texas and Pennsylvania, Michael has helped tens of thousands of individuals across the country recover their back wages. He is repeatedly designated by courts as class counsel in lawsuits to recover unpaid wages and benefits. Michael’s cases have repeatedly led to changes in company practices that have improved the lives of both salaried and hourly workers. Michael strongly believes that employees should receive a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. He is willing take on any company, anywhere in the country, when he believes that employees are being unfairly and illegally denied their fair wages.

In addition to securing hundreds of trial and settlement successes for his clients, Michael has himself been recognized within the legal community with numerous awards and accolades. He was chosen as a Texas Rising Star in 2006, and 2008-2013 and as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013. He’s served on the Board of Directors for both the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. He’s committed to the preservation of employee and consumer rights.

Michael maintains a nationwide practice and regularly appears in courts located throughout the country. Michael has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court. He has published numerous articles and routinely gives speeches concerning wage and hour litigation.

Tommy Fibich

Since 1974, Tommy Fibich has been a tireless courtroom crusader for plaintiffs. A trial lawyer with decades of experience, he helped to pioneer class action litigation when he represented Fen/Phen victims in the first class action case. His name is known throughout the country as an effective and relentless advocate for victims of corporate injustice. He has served in leadership positions in large-scale litigations, against countless Fortune 500 companies.

Tommy Fibich has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 30 years. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been rated at the highest level, AV rating, by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. His peers have voted him a member of Texas Super Lawyers for every year of the award’s existence. He is one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Andrew W. Dunlap

Andrew Dunlap focuses his energy pursing wage and hour violations on behalf of employees on the individual and class action basis. Andrew has represented thousands of employees who were misclassified as salaried or day rate employees, forced to work off the clock, and not paid sufficient overtime.

When not working with clients to regain their back wages, Andrew represents individuals who have been injured as the result of another’s negligence. Such cases include 18-wheeler wrecks, injuries resulting from defective products, oilfield injuries, and Jones Act/offshore injuries.

Andrew is dedicated lawyer — fighting for the rights of people nationwide.

Russell Briggs

A lawyer at age 24, Russ has focused his practice for over 25 years on representing the rights of the workers. Russ became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1990. Russ has tried many cases across all areas of personal injury litigation, including pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, admiralty and maritime cases, commercial litigation, automobile litigation, and premises liability. He was voted a Texas Super Lawyer from 2009-2011. He is one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Erin Copeland

Erin represents clients at hearings, trials, appeals, arbitration, and mediation in both state and federal courts across the country. Erin has argued numerous motions and participated in countless depositions on a variety of cases ranging from simple consumer disputes and construction defects to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. She has worked on behalf of families who have lost loved ones in nursing homes, hospitals, on the roads, on oil rigs, and in Iraq due to another’s wrongful conduct.

She is nationally recognized as one of the leading females in pharmaceutical and medical device mass action litigation, having been selected by federal courts around the country to serve on multiple Plaintiffs Steering Committees. She was voted a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005-2006 and 2013. She is one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Greg Fibich

Joining one of Texas’ premiere insurance defense firms after law school, Greg gained considerable experience representing doctors and lawyers in professional liability lawsuits. Greg successfully defended clients at trial and during appeals where needed. After several favorable jury verdicts, MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.org recognized Greg in its list of the top 1% of trial counsel for medical malpractice defendants in Texas. He is one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Lindsay R. Itkin

Lindsay Itkin is a trial lawyer with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, LLP. Lindsay represents clients at hearings, depositions, trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations in both state and federal courts throughout the country. Lindsay’s practice is focused on representing employees in cases involving wage and hour violations on an individual and class action basis in order to recover unpaid wages and benefits for employees whose employers have failed to pay them in accordance with state and federal law. In addition to pursuing wage and hour violations, Lindsay concentrates on representing landowners in contamination lawsuits against oil and gas companies in order to force such companies to remediate and repair the damage their operations have caused to landowners’ property. Lindsay also represents individuals who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence in cases involving 18-wheeler wrecks, injuries resulting from defective products, oilfield injuries, and Jones Act/offshore injuries.

Lindsay was chosen by Super Lawyers as a 2014 Texas Rising Star.

Joe Melugin

Joe is licensed in Texas, California, Illinois, and Missouri. He represents plaintiffs in all areas of personal injury litigation, as well as regularly handling employment and deceptive trade practices claims. He has represented a wide variety of clients in many different types of cases in courts throughout the country, including plaintiffs in the ongoing Good Friday Massacre cases, servicemen and women who have been injured by burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Gulf Coast fishermen, shrimpers, and oystermen affected by the BP Oil Spill. A significant portion of his practice remains devoted to employees whose employers failed to pay them according to federal law.