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    Every client is different, each with a different tolerance for risk. Michael Moore’s thorough, assertive, and logical approach places clients at ease while he works to aggressively represent their interests.    

    Michael Moore dedicates his practice to labor and employment matters and works aggressively to tailor a strategy for each client's strategic needs.  Important to clients is Michael’s calming, yet assertive, approach and his appreciation of the level of stress and disruption that employment litigation can introduce into an organization and the individuals effected by those claims.  Michael’s thorough approach allows him to work aggressively in advocating for his clients at each stage of litigation, including at trial. 

    Michael frequently gives presentations to clients on “best practices” for their businesses and counsels them, prior to litigation, to resolve the labor and employment disputes that they encounter. Michael has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and represented clients at trial.

    Michael is active in the firm's traditional labor practice. He has participated in grievance arbitrations and assisted in negotiation of union contracts. Michael, likewise, provides guidance to employers when they are faced with unionization efforts and has experience in the defense of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.  In addition, Michael works with the firm’s Banking Practice Group to provide labor and employment guidance to its clients. 

    Aside from his practice, Michael remains active in the community, serving as the Chairperson for the Clarksburg Salvation Army. Michael serves on the Bridgeport Fire Civil Service Board and volunteers through the Harrison County United Way and the Relay for Life. He is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and Golden Key International Honour Society.

    Memberships & Awards

    2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2016-2021
    American Bar Association
    West Virginia State Bar
    Member, United States Supreme Court Clinic
    United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Harrison County Bar Association
    Order of the Coif (Graduated Top 5)
    Senior Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 114
    Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 113

    Key Experience

    Successfully represented hospital against unionization effort of its registered nurses, including prevailing in representation election
    Defended large lender against claim of disability discrimination after investigation by West Virginia Human Rights Commission
    Defended large trucking company against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint of workplace harassment

    Work Experience

    2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2012-2015 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

    Speaking Engagements

    "Best Practices & Considerations in Crafting Coronavirus Vaccination Policies." Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Webinar, February 2021

    "The Post-Election Workplace: Labor Law Changes in 2021" The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Webinar, January 2021

    “COVID And Protest Related Labor Issues,” Ohio Chamber of Commerce, June 2020

    “Joint Employment - The Law Keeps Changing,” Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, October 2019

    Author, "How to Protect Your Assets - And People - From Costly Employment Litigation & Poaching by Competitors in 2019," The Community Banker, Fall 2018

    Co-presenter, “Doing Effective Performance Reviews,” West Virginia Society of Human Resources Managers, 2018 Annual Meeting

    Co-presenter, “Update on the Trump Labor Board,” West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Convention, May 2018

    Co-presenter, “The NLRB and You,” SHRM Annual Conference, November 2017

    “What Right-To-Work Means For Your Company,” West Virginia Health Care Association, October 2017

    “Labor & Employment Issues to be Aware of in 2017,” Cava & Banko, November 17, 2016

    “Understanding the FLSA Overtime Revisions,” Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, November 4, 2016

    Co-author, “Potential Recovery for Employment Actions in West Virginia and How the New Statutory Limits on Damages Will Support Practitioners,” West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, May 2016

    Author, “Transgender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII ,” National Law Review, June 2, 2016

    "Every Move You Make: GPS Tracking of Employees and Workplace Implications," Webinar, October 2015

    Co-author, “Mortgage Loan Officer Classification & Potential Implications,” Community Banker's Magazine, Spring 2015

    “The Side Effects of Being an Employer,” The West Virginia Lawyer, October-December 2014

    Co-author, “Loan Originators & Overtime: What Should Employers Do?” The Community Banker, Spring 2014