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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Prominent team offering outstanding services across the spectrum of labor and employment, assisting with both advisory and contentious matters. Disputes expertise extends to both litigation and arbitration cases relating to wrongful discharge, discrimination and workplace misconduct. Also has a thorough understanding of employee benefits, workplace safety and occupational injury law, and regularly assists with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Strengths

One client says: "The firm has provided exceptional representation."

Clients find the team's services to be  "top notch."

Another client says: "We are very pleased with the services provided and the guidance we've received."

Notable practitioners

Bryan Cokeley has a strong track record of achieving favorable results for clients in all manner of employment litigation cases.
"Bryan exhibits thoughtful insight, deep experience and measured temperament in his approach to the practice of law. He is an exceptional attorney and a pleasure to work with." "He is professional and dedicated." "He's well respected."

David Morrison advises on employment disputes including discrimination and retaliation claims. He is also noted for his labor practice.
"David is prompt to answer and return calls. He is always helpful." "He is a very good lawyer and is very well respected." "He is a very good, experienced lawyer."

Christopher Slaughter is recognized for advising on employment disputes and regularly counsels those in the healthcare, energy and manufacturing arenas. He is also CEO of the firm.
"Christopher Slaughter is a very good lawyer all around."

Jan Fox is an experienced labor and employment practitioner. She is held in high regard for both her contentious and advisory capabilities.
"She's a very down-to-earth lawyer and a pleasure to practice with."

John Merinar is an experienced litigator and is well versed in labor law matters.
"John is very experienced and capable." "He is very professional and easy to get along with."

Robert Steptoe has over 45 years of experience in the field, handling both traditional labor matters and employment lawsuits.
"He is an exceptional practitioner and a good labor arbitrator."

Rodney Bean has extensive experience in representing employers. He often advises on wrongful discharge, wage and hour and discrimination claims.
"He is very experienced."

Susan Deniker has a broad labor and employment practice, drawing on particular expertise in the higher education space.
"Susan is skilled, smart and diligent.""She is the consummate professional; she is knowledgeable, proficient, highly skilled, competent and a pleasure to work with." "We feel completely confident in her recommendations."

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Overview

Steptoe & Johnson’s labor and employment attorneys represent a broad spectrum of employers in all aspects of labor, employment, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. We help clients address management issues and adversarial matters, in industries such as energy, manufacturing, education, health care, construction, and natural resources.

Our attorneys understand the impact labor and employment issues can have on a business. With comprehensive experience in every facet of employment law, our attorneys provide innovative solutions to deliver exceptional results that help clients preserve their reputations and maintain their status as business leaders.

We have assisted clients with a wide range of labor and employment issues including:

  • State and federal employment laws including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, OWBPA, NLRA, Title VII, and the human/civil rights acts
  • EEOC and various human/civil rights commissions
  • Unfair labor practice litigation before the NLRB
  • Regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, and the DOL

Labor & Employment

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Location

400 White Oaks Boulevard

Bridgeport

West Virginia

USA

WV 26330

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

West Virginia

Labor & Employment


Bryan R Cokeley
Band 1
C. David Morrison
Band 1
Christopher L Slaughter
Eminent Practitioners
John R Merinar Jr
Band 3
Robert M Steptoe Jr
Senior Statespeople

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