Clients appreciate that with the benefit of 27 years of experience there isn’t much that Jack hasn’t seen in labor law, which makes him quick on his feet, and adept at finding the best outcomes in difficult situations. His experience goes back to the early 1990’s, when he cut his teeth in labor law seeking injunctions for picket line misconduct. Before long, he was advising employers through union campaigns and elections, and negotiating labor agreements. In all labor matters, Jack’s goal is to advance the business interests of his client. He has seen the impact that labor problems can have on a business, so if it is sometimes necessary to go through a hearing or trial, that is something Jack is well prepared to do. He is a seasoned trial attorney with a natural aptitude for trial work. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. His courtroom experience goes beyond labor issues to encompass construction law, defense of ski areas, libel cases against newspapers, and medical malpractice defense. Although the vast majority of his practice is defense oriented, on those infrequent occasions when people of businesses have sought his assistance in pursuing lawsuits, Jack has succeeded there as well.
Outside of his busy legal practice, Jack doesn’t slow down. He is an avid runner and swimmer, and has been a volunteer coach for both cross country and swimming. He’s been a board member of, and President of, a shelter for domestic violence victims, and a board member of, and counsel for the West Virginia chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. In his spare time, Jack is a pilot who has logged more than 750 hours.
1984-1989 United States Marine Corps