Al F. Sebok

BIOGRAPHY
Phone: (304) 340-1104 | Fax: (304) 340-1130 | Email: asebok@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202


Al F. Sebok is a Member of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group. He also serves as Assistant General Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Sebok represents and consults with employers on labor and employment matters. This includes representing employers in both federal and state courts in wrongful discharge and employment discrimination claims. He also consults with employers on personnel issues, union avoidance issues and wage and hour matters. 

Mr. Sebok graduated Order of the Coif from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1985. He was Note and Comment Editor for the Law Review and published an article while a staff member on union representation elections. He received his undergraduate degree in history/religious studies from Albion College in Albion, Michigan.

Mr. Sebok negotiates collective bargaining agreements for employers. He has served as chief spokesperson in negotiating contracts with the United Steel Workers of America, the Aluminum Brick and Glass Workers and the United Mine Workers of America. Additionally, he has counseled companies from a variety of industries about negotiation strategies and specific bargaining proposals.

Mr. Sebok has been included in Woodward/White The Best Lawyers in America® list since 2005 for labor and employment law. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the West Virginia State Bar. He has co-authored two law review articles in mining-related areas. He also lectures to groups on labor and employment law issues. In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, Mr. Sebok was noted by sources as a "bright and capable attorney," handling labor and employment negotiation, advice and litigation. Sources also said he has "exceptional knowledge of the law" and is also "very good in the courtroom".

 

 
Legal Experience
 
1985 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
 
Education
 
1985J.D.Washington and Lee University School of Law (VA)
1982B.A.Albion College (MI)
 
Bar Admissions
 
1985West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar (Committee on Labor & Employment Law)

Teaching and Lecturing:

Writings and Publications:
  • Author, "Use caution when asking employees to waive rights," The State Journal, Oct. 3, 2013
  • "Third-party Misconduct in Union Representation Elections," 41 Washington and Lee Law Review 1459 (1984)
  • Co-Author, "Legal Issues Surrounding Pre-employment Physical Examinations in the Coal Industry," West Virginia Law Review
  • Co-Author, "Professional Liability of Non-Legal Consultants to the Minerals Industry," 11 Eastern Mineral Law Institute (1990)

Awards and Honors:
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Labor & Employment Law in West Virginia, 2011-2015
  • Listed in the Employment Section of 2013 Super Lawyers® Business Edition for Employment & Labor
  • Named in the 2012 edition of West Virginia Super Lawyers®
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment and Mining Law, 2005-2018
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Albion College, 1982
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