Mark Chumley has experience representing clients 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, trade secret and non-compete cases, wage-hour claims and various common law claims. Mark represents clients in labor arbitration and mediation, and is experienced in litigating the enforceability of arbitration agreements.

Mark has expanded his practice to handle mediation of complex labor & employment and civil matters. Mark is certified in mediation by Northwestern University and has completed Advanced Mediator Skills Training with the Cleveland Mediation Center.

In addition to litigating employment claims, Mark is actively involved in advising clients on employment and severance agreements, 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 social media and the internet.

Mark serves as practice group leader of the firm's Labor & Employment Group.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Group - Vice Chair

ALFA Labor & Employment Steering Committee

University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Professor of Employment Law (2000-2008)

Awards & Recognition

OSBA Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2024

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2019-2023

Named to Ohio Rising Stars

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2020-2021

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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News & Resources


Blog Posts



The Practical Employment Law Podcast

A podcast for managers, business owners, human resources professionals, attorneys, and others interested in learning about all aspects of labor and employment law in the United States.


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  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1996; Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Michigan, 1989

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