Modinat “Abby” Kotun Photo

Abby is an associate in the firm's Labor and Employment Group. Abby is board certified in labor and employment law and represents clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including general employment counseling; defense of discrimination charges and lawsuits; and trade secret, unfair competition, and wage and hour litigation. She has experience representing employers before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).


  • University of Houston Law Center, 2013, J.D., magna cum laude, Internet Publishing Editor, Houston Law Review; Order of the Barons
  • University of Houston, 2005, B.S., Chemical Engineering, cum laude

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

  • African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas – Chair (2019-present)
  • Nigerian-American Multicultural Council – Vice President, Outreach (2019-present); Vice President, Sponsorships and Fundraising (2016-2018); Vice President, Education and Mentorship (2014-2016)
  • Leadership Houston, Class XXXVIII
  • Houston Lawyers Association – President (2017-2018); President-Elect (2016-2017); Recording Secretary (2015-2016)
  • Houston Bar Association – Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections, Member
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list for Employment & Labor - Employer, 2021