In a potentially volatile practice where emotions can run high, Mark Dean and his level headed personality are assets to clients. Mark, a labor and employment lawyer, frequently guides clients to proactively prevent litigation by helping them develop and implement best practices. In contentious and often precedent setting litigation, Mark is detail oriented, creative, and thoughtful. Mark often represents clients in wrongful termination, discrimination against a protected class, sexual harassment, and retaliation. In the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Mark helped clients navigate reductions in force, vaccine and mask mandates, and the changes to FMLA.
He regularly represents employers – both public and private sector – in defense of employment-related lawsuits in the state courts of West Virginia and the federal District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, as well as charges filed before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Memberships & Awards
2012-2014 West Virginia Division of Highways, Legal Division