March 6, 2019 — After practicing at his own law firm for nearly three decades, G. Scott Fiddler received multiple offers to merge his firm, Fiddler & Associates, P.C., with larger groups but never pursued those opportunities.
With so many clients and the need for more infrastructure to better address demands, Fiddler, a 1989 alumnus of the University of Houston Law Center, joined Jackson Walker LLP. He began his new role as partner in February.
"Given our expanding client base and caseload, I saw the opportunity with Jackson Walker as the perfect solution," Fiddler said. "Culturally it is a great fit. Jackson Walker is a great firm, and has a commitment to excellence and serving their clients that was very similar to our mission at Fiddler & Associates, P.C.
"I also recognize the responsibility of carrying on the excellent reputation of one of the oldest and most esteemed law firms in Texas."
In his new role, Fiddler hopes to amplify the firm's reputation in his specialty area.
"I want to help continue to build the labor and employment practice at Jackson Walker’s Houston office into the go-to firm in Houston on labor and employment law matters, and particularly with regard to employment litigation," he said.
Fiddler said he looks forward to continued time in the courtroom. His passion for employment litigation stems from his belief that it involves issues which impact people’s lives in the most personal way.
“Our work is an extension of who we are as individuals,” Fiddler said. “When an individual is terminated or accused of discrimination it strikes at the heart of who they are. Commercial litigation and other types of litigation are often more impersonal — and while still interesting — often lack the human element present in employment litigation.
“I love trying cases, and the competitive nature is both challenging and thrilling. Knowing that whether justice is done in a particular case is largely dependent on how good a job I do as a trial lawyer, and that adds a gravitas to the work.”