Carl A. Fitz, an Associate Attorney at Kennedy Hodges LLP in Houston, devotes his practice to fighting for workers’ rights to hard-earned wages. Focusing on class and collective actions, Carl represents employees seeking recovery of unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, and improper meal break deductions. Carl believes that the best way to enforce the rights of workers and employees is to make it expensive for corporations to violate them.
Prior to joining Kennedy Hodges, Carl received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, Carl completed a judicial externship with Justice Michael Massengale of the Texas First Court of Appeals. Carl also served as an intern for the Public Law Group of Harris County Attorney’s Office. At the Law Center, Carl was Vice Chair of the Moot Court Team and Senior Articles Editor of the Houston Journal for International Law.
Carl also devotes his time to volunteering in the Houston area. He spends many weekends mentoring high school students as a volunteer judge with the Houston Urban Debate League. Carl’s passion about competitive academic debate stems from his own participation at the high school and collegiate level, and he values the opportunity to empower students with the skills of research, argumentation, and persuasion. Carl also offers pro bono legal assistance through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
J.D. University of Houston Law Center, 2017, cum laude
B.A. University of Texas, 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The State Bar of Texas, Member
National Employment Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
American Constitution Society
American Association of Justice
Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Contributing author to the American Bar Association Fair Labor Standards Act Midwinter Report, 2017
- All is Fair in Love and Cyberwar: International Law and Cyber Attacks, Houston Journal of International Law: Sidebar (2017).