Max L. Corley III
of Counsel
(304) 399-8839
Office: Huntington
J.D. West Virginia University
B.B.A. Marshall University (magna cum laude)
Licensure: WV
See Education

Speaking Engagements

“Mitigating the HR Quandary Posed by Retaliation Claims,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, March 2018

“Impact of the New Administration on the Mining Industry and Mine Safety Law Update,” Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) 2017 Aggregate Safety Seminar in Roanoke, VA, December 6, 2017

"Interference Violations: The Automatic First Down of MSHA Enforcement," February 14, 2017

"Protecting Your Mining Operation from 105(c) Discrimination Complaints," November 14, 2016

"A Practical Look at the Impact of MSHA’s Proposed Rule on Workplace Examinations in Metal/Nonmetal Mining Operations," June 16, 2016

“Making the MSHA Inspection Process Work For You” – National Stone, Sand & Gravel (NSSGA) 2016 Annual Meeting / AGG1 Academy, Nashville, TN, March 22, 2016

“Workplace Examinations: Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma” – Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association’s (IMAA) Winter Workshop, Indianapolis, IN, February 3, 2016

"New Civil Penalty Assessment Rule, Inspection Dos and Don’ts," Southeastern U.S. Mine Safety and Health Conference, November 4-6, 2015

"Managing the Compliance Duality of Contractor Work Place Examinations: Food for Thought for Mine Operators," November 16, 2015

The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association’s (IMAA) Winter Workshop, Indianapolis, IN, February 4, 2015

"Temporary Economic Reinstatement Not a Preliminary Remedy in a Miner's Discrimination Case," September 12, 2014

Safety Breakfast, Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, Inc., Bowling Green, KY, July 26, 2014

"Mine Operator Strategies to Prevent or Mitigate MSHA Elevated Enforcement," April 4, 2014

"Miners’ Discrimination Complaints: What’s an Operator to Do?," March 14, 2014

“MSHA Elevated Enforcement Strategies for Mine Operators/Contractors” – Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference, Birmingham, AL, November 5, 2013

"Mine Operator Enforcement of Company Safety Policies Held Viable Defense to Employee Disobedience or Negligence," August 15, 2013

"Defending Against MSHA Elevated Enforcement and Handling MSHA Special Investigations: A Strategic Primer for Mine Operators," National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association 2013 Annual Meeting, March 21, 2013

“MSHA Enforcement Trends for Metal/Nonmetal Mine Operators,” National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Convention, Safety and Health Committee, Charlotte, NC, March 2012

Key Experience

Represented a trucking company employer in an OSHA fatal accident investigation of a service van explosion
Represented manufacturing client in an age discrimination case under the West Virginia Human Rights Act and obtained summary judgment on the client’s behalf following discovery
Represented coal and metal/nonmetal mine operators and contractors in fatal and non-fatal MSHA accident investigations

Memberships & Awards

West Virginia State Bar
Peer Review Rated BV by Martindale-Hubbell
Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review 1995-1997
Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Association, 1997
Outstanding Student Award, College of Business, Accounting Department, Marshall University