In This Section


    Actively serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force taught Mark Jeffries tactics that he uses every day in his labor and employment practice. While in the Air Force, Mark flew 85 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan where he effectively developed strategies, operated under pressure, met vital timelines, and never lost sight of the goal.  The battles that Mark fights for clients aren’t in the cockpit of an airplane, but the same tactics still apply.  

    Mark works with his clients to make sure that their labor and employment strategy supports their business objectives and that the goal is always in sight. Mark believes in being efficient and takes pride in being responsive and meeting self-imposed and client-imposed deadlines.  Mark believes strongly in studying the situation from all angles, particularly from the perspective of the opponent, allowing you to see the strengths and weaknesses of your case and where the approach might need adjusted. 

    Mark focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law.  He has represented employers in wrongful discharge and discrimination cases in state and federal court, as well as before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. He advises employers on compliance with employment laws and in negotiating with unions. In addition, Mark has defended corrections and law enforcement officials in civil rights claims, and he has represented numerous newspapers in defamation claims.

    As a decorated veteran, Mark received five Air Medals, an Aerial Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Medal.

    Memberships & Awards

    Harrison County Bar Association
    Order of the Barristers
    Graduated #15 of 124, WVU College of Law
    Runner-up, Baker Cup Moot Court Competition 2010
    Associate Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
    Member, National Moot Court Team
    CALI Awards for Excellence: Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Procedure
    Graduated summa cum laude, Concord University

    Key Experience

    Drafted successful appeal to state supreme court of circuit court decision that deferred ruling on qualified immunity until completion of discovery, resulting in vicarious liability and negligent hiring and training claims against law enforcement client being dismissed before commencement of discovery
    Represented employers in wrongful discharge cases brought under state and federal anti-discrimination laws
    Advised non-profit client on employee travel and quarantine policy issues related to COVID-19

    Work Experience

    2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2001-2002 Veterans' Service Representative, VA Regional Office
    1990-2008 Navigator, West Virginia Air National Guard
    1998-2001 Firefighter, Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department