Rodney L. Bean

Morgantown, WV

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(304) 598-8140
Morgantown, WV


Rodney Bean maintains a broad employment litigation and counseling practice. He has represented clients in various state and federal trial courts and in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits.

Representative Experience

  • Received no probable cause determination from Fairfax County (Virginia) Human Rights Commission in national origin discrimination claim
  • Landmark Supreme Court decision for employer in prevailing wage case - the court reversed Department of Labor opinion applying prevailing wage law to employees of state agencies
  • Represented a public entity in a disability discrimination case brought by a former firefighter with hemophilia
  • Served as primary outside labor and employment counsel to a major natural gas utility
  • Arbitrated grievances for unionized employers
  • Litigated charges before the EEOC and West Virginia Human Rights Commission
  • Defended groundbreaking cases under the W. Va. Wage Payment & Collection Act
  • Drafted affirmative action plans for several government contractors
  • Handled several unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Counseled public and private employers concerning all aspects of the employment relationship
  • Represented a Fortune 500 gas transmission company in an unfair labor practice charge concerning company's response to a union request for information

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.A. West Virginia University


1992-1993 Assistant Attorney General, State of West Virginia
1994 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1993-1994 Law Clerk, The Honorable Charles H. Haden II, U.S. District Court

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2015 Morgantown, WV Employment Law Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® 2013 Morgantown, WV Lawyer of the Year
Super Lawyers®
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

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