West Virginia's New Workers' Compensation Anti-Discrimination Provision: "The Road to Court is Paved with Good Intentions," 94 W. Va. Law Review 725 (Spring 1992) Mr. Cokeley is an active lecturer on employment law, having spoken on the Americans with Disabilities Act, wrongful discharge, employee handbooks, workers' compensation discrimination, the unionization process, and sexual harassment.
Represented a large coal company against an executive who allegedly violated a covenant-not-to-compete
Took more than 40 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts
Handled dozens of claims before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Memberships & Awards
Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2015Fellow, American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2013Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-HubbellChambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Best Lawyers in America®Best Lawyers® 2018 Charleston, WV Labor Law - Management, Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers® 2015 Charleston, WV Employment Law, Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers® 2011 Charleston, WV Labor and Employment, Lawyer of the YearSuper Lawyers®Society of Human Resource ManagementEmployment Law Committee, West Virginia State BarSenior Articles Editor, West Virginia Law ReviewOrder of the CoifGraduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa honors, West Virginia University