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Mark J. Chumley


Mark Chumley’s practice is concentrated in labor and employment law. He has experience representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has handled numerous cases before state and federal courts and state and federal civil rights agencies, including claims involving allegations of sexual harassment, race, age, gender and disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, FMLA and wage-hour claims and various common law claims. He also represents employers in labor arbitration, and is experienced in litigating the enforceability of arbitration agreements.

In addition to litigating employment claims, Mark is actively involved in advising clients on employee handbooks, policies and practices designed to avoid employment claims and minimize liability. He also advises clients on matters such as employee discipline, discharge, investigations of allegations of harassment, discrimination and employee misconduct, and issues arising from the use of e-mail and the internet.  Mark serves as co-leader of the firm's multi-disciplinary Evolving Media & Technology Team.

Awards & Recognitions

  • OSBA Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Named to Ohio Rising Star, 2005, 2006


Speaking Engagements


  • "With E-Mail, Out of Sight Not Always Out of Mind," Cincinnati Business Courier, Vol. 19, No. 28 (November 1, 2002)
  • "Discharging Employees - A Step-By-Step Guide for Ohio Employers," The Ohio Labor Letter Vol. IV, No. 3 (March 1999) (co-author)
  • "Are Employers Liable for Retaliatory Harassment by Coworkers," Personnel Law Update Vol. 13, No. 6 (June 1998)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Professor of Employment Law
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6563
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1996; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1989