Michael J. Moore
Of Counsel
(304) 933-8153
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S.B.A. West Virginia University, Summa Cum Laude
Licensure: WV
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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.

Work Experience

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

Speaking Engagements

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

Key Experience

Argued case involving the statute of limitations for claims under the West Virginia Human Rights Act to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Defended client at trial against claims of race discrimination
Defended insurance company accused of litigation violations by former employee before Circuit Court and Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2016-2019
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