Susan Llewellyn Deniker
(304) 933-8154
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. William & Mary
B.S. Frostburg State University
Licensure: PA | WV
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Susan Deniker focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, litigation, and education law. Ms. Deniker's practice includes state and federal court cases, as well as cases before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Deniker is leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Work Experience

1999 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"Other Common Claims Against Employers," West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Handbook, 2008

"Biometrics in the Workplace (Yes, Even in West Virginia)," West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

"Crisis Management: Lessons from a Tragedy," two-part series published in The State Journal

2006 Mylan CLE Series Presentation on Employment Law

Frequent presenter for the West Virginia Employers Advisory Committee on employment law issues, as well as many other organizations.

Numerous presentations for clients and industry groups on various employment law topics.

Key Experience

Defended a client in a class action litigation involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Represented numerous clients in actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state human rights commissions on behalf of employers
Negotiated pre-suit settlements for clients in sensitive employment matters

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2019 Morgantown, WV, Employment Law, Lawyer of the Year
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Employment Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar Association
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Harrison County Bar Association
William & Mary Law Review
Graduated summa cum laude, with department and general honors, Frostburg State University