Mark H. Dellinger is a Member in the Coal, Energy and Manufacturing industry groups, focusing primarily on labor and employment, litigation, and education. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Mark has built a solid practice focused on representing private and public sector employers in preventive counseling, employment litigation, and traditional labor relations matters. A significant part of Mark's practice is devoted to representing employers in the defense of cases filed in federal and state courts. He is a seasoned trial attorney, having successfully tried many types of employment cases to verdict, including claims alleging wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Mark also represents employers in administrative hearings and other proceedings before various federal and state agencies. With respect to his labor relations practice, Mark represents management in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations involving "just cause" discharge, subcontracting, benefit changes, and other contractual issues. He also represents employers in the defense of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Mark has been recognized for his work in the field of labor and employment law by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers®. In addition, he has received a preeminent AV peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mark served as the leader of a labor and employment practice group of a regional law firm for over a decade. He also was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the West Virginia State Personnel Board.