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Michael T. Mortensen

Of Counsel

P 972-728-3284 F 214-520-2008


Michael T. Mortensen


Michael T. Mortensen is Of Counsel in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice on traditional labor relations, workplace law, and preventive advice and counseling.

Michael's extensive labor relations experience includes collective bargaining, labor contract administration, grievances and arbitration hearings, NLRB proceedings, litigation, work stoppages, acquisitions and divestitures, and multiemployer benefit plans. He also serves as a trusted partner and advisor in all aspects of employment law, including administrative agency investigations and proceedings, discipline and discharge, complex investigations, workplace compliance, leave and accommodation administration, and HR policy management. 

Michael spent several years directly interacting with employees on behalf of management during union organizing drives in a wide variety of industries and locations across the country. He devotes a significant amount of time advising employers faced with union organizing, corporate campaigns, large-scale protests and demonstrations, and representation elections, as well as assisting with the development of comprehensive programs to promote positive employee relations and effective leadership.  

Michael is an engaging speaker who routinely presents interactive training seminars to all levels of management, human resources professionals, industry organizations, and professional associations on a wide range of labor and employment topics.

In addition to his career with Jackson Lewis P.C., Michael served as in-house labor and employment counsel and director of labor relations for large national corporations in the retail (general merchandise and grocery), distribution, and healthcare industries.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Nebraska State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Boggess Elementary (Plano ISD), Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer 
  • Creighton Preparatory School, Former Volunteer Wrestling Coach
  • Elkhorn Suburban Fire District, Former Vice President and Board Member
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, Former Volunteer
  • Plano Sports Authority, Youth Soccer Coach
  • Wylie Baseball & Softball Association, Youth Baseball Coach