Mark Chumley 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-Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labor & Employment Group and co-leader of the Evolving Media & Technology Team.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

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

Lions Club

Awards & Recognition

OSBA Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2022

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2019-2022

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.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1996; Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Michigan, 1989

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