Mr. Iskra is the Chair of the Labor & Employment practice group. His practice encompasses trial work and litigation, including labor and employment, employee benefits, class actions, health care and disability, and complex litigation matters. He is also on the firm's Management Committee and is in charge of client relations.
Areas of Practice
Employment and Labor
ERISA & Managed Care
Lead trial counsel on federal and state claims of race, sex, religion, age and disability discrimination, class actions, breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, unlawful harassment, whistleblower, state and federal wage claims, FMLA claims, USERRA claims, duty of loyalty and non-compete claims.
Lead trial counsel on general litigation matters including employee benefits, product liability, managed care liability and commercial litigation matters.
Extensive experience in federal and state appellate matters.
Provide strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
Performed equal employment opportunity audits and due diligence investigations for multi-national corporations
Developed strategies and provided guidance and advice to employers on labor issues, campaigns, and collective bargaining agreements
Frequent speaker at national programs such as The American Bar Association Annual Meeting, the National CLE Conference, Southern Methodist University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, Tulane University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, the State Society of Human Resources Conference, and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference
Awards & Distinctions
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (Highest)
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Labor & Employment Law, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment
Chambers USA: Recognized as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business"
Recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
Selected as 1 of 12 "Young Gun" executives in West Virginia for 2008 by West Virginia Executive Magazine
Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., Slip Copy, 7 Fed. Appx. 241, 2001 WL 378276 (4th Cir. (W. Va.)), 25 Employee Benefits Cas. 2696 (4th Cir. (W. Va.), Apr. 16, 2001) (No. 00-1834)
Marks v. West Virginia Dept. of Health & Human Resources, 181 F. Supp. 2d 639, 27 Employee Benefits Cas. 1593 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 25, 2002)
McCutcheon v. Valley Rich Dairy, 81 F. Supp. 2d 657 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 21, 2000) (No. Civ. A. 2:99-0926)
Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., 978 F. Supp. 667 (S.D. W. Va., Sep. 23, 1997) (No. Civ. A. 2:96-0423)
American Bar Association, Member; Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Administrative Chair (2010-2011), Program Chair (2012 - present); Labor & Employment Annual Conference, Vice Chair (2011), Co-Chair (2012); Past Chair, YLD , Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law (2001-2005)
American Employment Law Council, Member
World Services Group, Board of Trustees, Member
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Member, Board of Trustees
Hospice Care, Inc., Former Board President
Editorial Advisory Board, Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 2001-2005
Associate Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Supplement, BNA, 2006
Contributing Author, "Age of Discrimination in Employment," BNA 2006 Supplement
Coauthor, "Employment Law," West Virginia Continuing Legal Publication, 1998
West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit