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Mark M. Lawson

  • Shareholder

Location:

Bristol, Virginia

Phone:

Fax:

276-466-8161

E-mail:

Mr. Lawson's practice of over 40 years includes traditional labor law practice, employment law litigation, and transactional work for business and industry, including municipal government entities and boards. He was instrumental in establishing the firm's labor and employment law practice. He has appeared before state and federal courts and agencies, including those outside the Tri-Cities (Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City) regional area.

Mr. Lawson has substantial experience before the National Labor Relations Board, and he represents management in union organizing campaigns and collective bargaining. He has appeared in appellate courts on numerous occasions and he is admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lawson has been active in establishing and maintaining the firm's Employment Lines seminar series and newsletter.

Mr. Lawson has regularly represented clients in business transactions, including acquisition/disposition of assets and entities. He also has worked regularly with various municipal entities and boards dealing with intergovernmental and constituent matters, financings, condemnation, and personnel issues.

Mr. Lawson has been deeply involved in the Bristol Community for many years, and he has served on numerous organizational boards including Girls, Inc., Sullins Academy, Bristol Family YMCA, Theatre Bristol, and Kingsport Theatre Guild. He is active in his church, Christian Science Society of Bristol, Tennessee. When not working to pay for his hobbies, he enjoys hiking, sailing, scuba diving, and motorcycling. Mr. Lawson is married and has four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law 50%
  • Commercial Litigation 12%
  • Business Transactions 19%
  • Governmental Entities and Boards 19%

Litigation Percentage

50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1976
  • Tennessee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 06/1973
    • Major: English
  • The Principia, St. Louis, Missouri
    • College Preparatory - 06/1969

Published Works

  • "Employment Lines Seminar" Workbooks, Elliott Lawson & Minor
  • "Business Lines" Newsletter, Elliott Lawson & Minor

Representative Cases

  • Jamison v. Wiley, 14 F.3d 222, 1994, C.A. 4, 1994026325
  • Harrison v. KVAT Food Management, Inc., 766 F.2d 155, 1985, C.A.4 (Va.), 1985133715
  • Ramar Coal Co., Inc. v. International Union, United Mine Workers of America, 814 F.Supp. 502, 1993, W.D. Va., 1993054146
  • McGlothlin v. Connors, 142 F.R.D. 626, 1992, W.D. Va., 1992101150
  • Keen Mountain Const. Co., Inc. v. Chambers, 481 F.Supp. 532, 1979, W.D. Va., 1979137806
  • Ramar Coal Co., 303 NLRB 604, 1991, NLRB, 1991214324
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., 301 NLRB 1008, 1991, NLRB, 1991214235
  • Coppinger-Machinery Service, 279 NLRB 609, 1986, NLRB, 1986015833
  • Westbury Coal Min. Partnership v. J.S. & K. Coal Corp., 355 S.E.2d 571, 1987, Va., 1987053778
  • Williamson Piggly Wiggly, 1986 WL 53957, 1986, NLRB, 1986015991
  • Barbara George, Inc., 1984 WL 37102, 1984, NLRB, 1984020928
  • Baker Mine Services, Inc., 1986 WL 53777, 1986, NLRB, 1986015833
  • Nicholas County Health Care Center, Inc., 331 NLRB No. 122, 2000, NLRB, 2000473435
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc., 332 NLRB No. 19, 2000, NLRB, 2000534551
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc., 332 NLRB No. 20, 2000, NLRB, 2000553736
  • Williamson Piggly Wiggly v. NLRB, 827 F.2d 1098, 1987, C.A. 6, 1987108192
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc., 2000 WL 1390484, 2000, NLRB, 2000534551
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc., 2000 WL 1449841, 2000, NLRB, 2000553736
  • Nicholas County Health Care Center, Inc., 2000 WL 1143591, 2000, NLRB, 2000473435
  • Double A Coal Co., Inc. et al, 307 NLRB 689, 1992, NLRB, 1992227715
  • Shenandoah Coal Company, 305 NLRB 1071, 1992, NLRB, 1992227381
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc., 291 NLRB 693, 1988, NLRB, 1988172345
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc. v. NLRB, 2001 WL 672063, 2001, C.A. 4, 2001518647
  • NLRB v. Double A Coal Co., Inc., 17 F.3d 1434, 1994, C.A. 4, 1994048407
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. v. NLRB, 953 F.2d 638, 1992, C.A. 4, 1992024231
  • Mid-Mountain Foods, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, 2001 WL 1355192, D.C.Cir., 2001913539
  • Collins v. Summers Hardware & Supply Company, 88 S.W.3d 192, 2002, Tenn. Ct. App., 2002211878

Representative Clients

  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.
  • Hapco/American Flagpole
  • Penn-Virginia Corporation
  • Sandvik Rock Tools, Inc.
  • Rosedale Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Prime Choice Foods, Inc.
  • King College
  • WCYB TV-5
  • Steel Fab
  • Tri City Extrusion
  • Barter Theatre
  • Washington County Service Authority

References

  • Wachovia Bank
  • Highlands Union Bank

Classes/Seminars

  • "Employment Lines Seminar", Elliott Lawson & Minor, 1976

Honors and Awards

  • "Super Lawyer" in Employment and Labor Law, by Law & Politics Magazine, 2006-2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (5 of 5)-Labor and Employment Law-Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Member, 1976
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1994
  • Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Member, 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • White Elliott & Bundy, Associate, 1976 to 1979
  • White Elliott & Bundy, Shareholder/Managing Shareholder, 1980 to 1994
  • Elliott Lawson & Pomrenke, Shareholder, 1994 to 2003

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Order

Practice Area

Office Location

Elliott Lawson & Minor, P.C.

110 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 300
Bristol, VA 24201

Phone: 276-466-8400
Toll Free: 800-814-1892
Fax: 276-466-8161

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