Our firm has extensive experience working hard on behalf of our clients. We have achieved million-dollar results for clients and have helped thousands of them with their labor and employment legal concerns. Collectively, we’ve been involved in more than 100 trials on both sides of the courtroom, defending and prosecuting against those wronged in the workplace. We have a strong reputation in West Virginia for being trial-ready - even if your case settles before litigation, our opponents know we're prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to get the best results.
Our extensive experience working with clients throughout West Virginia makes us a leading choice for representation when you are facing complex legal issues. When we take your case, we think about both sides at trial.
We work hard to determine an approach that is best for your case while also thinking carefully about the strategy developed by the other side. This allows us to address your case objectively and to craft a compelling strategy aligned with your end goals in mind. You deserve to have somebody who will help you understand your case from the outset so you are equipped to make prompt and effective decisions when you need to.
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From our first meeting with you, we’ll give you a realistic perspective of your case. When you ask questions later on, you’ll know you can trust us.
When you hire us, you know that you have a legal team willing to fight for you.
During her employment, Mrs. Cartwright complained of practices which were harmful to the health and safety of infant children and their mothers. Her employment was terminated by the hospital because it alleged that it had received a complaint from a patient concerning her behavior. However, an investigation by Atkinson & Polak, PLLC revealed there was no patient complaint.
Mr. Burns was employed by Independence as a fire boss. During his employment, he consistently made complaints regarding safety problems at the mine. He was laid off due to what Independence Coal alleged was "a reduction in force." Nevertheless, his position was not eliminated and was immediately filled by someone who had never been a fire boss before.
Mr. Mitchem was employed as a supervisor with Sara Lee Corporation who was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to take periods of time off work due to surgery and radiation. Shortly after he returned to work following a six-week absence due treatment, his employment was terminated. Atkinson & Polak, PLLC brought suit against Sara Lee for disability discrimination.
Mr. Rice was employed by defendants as its corporate controller for twenty-four years and had never received a poor evaluation or been reprimanded. The defendants terminated Mr. Rice's employment and replaced him with a substantially younger employee in his twenties who had no experience with the defendants. Atkinson & Polak, PLLC brought suit against the defendants for age discrimination.