Mark McQueen’s practice focuses primarily on representing management in the areas of traditional labor relations, human resource counseling and training, employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful discharge and interpreting the most complex employment legislation.
Mark is one of only a handful of labor and employment lawyers in the region who has been elected a Fellow of “The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers,” the premier peer-selected organization of labor and employment lawyers in North America. Admission is by invitation only, following a rigorous screening process.
Mark counsels employers in the labor relations arena from the first signs of union organizing to the successful negotiation of operationally effective collective bargaining agreements. When union contract disputes arise, he proactively resolves grievances and advocates employer positions at arbitration. Mark also designs strategic plans to overcome nearly every conceivable personnel issue, and routinely counsels employers on all manners of day-to-day human resource issues. He routinely represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the Wage and Hour and FMLA Divisions of the Department of Labor, and state and federal EEO agencies. Mark is an accomplished public speaker/trainer on human resource and employment law topics.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark previously worked as the Director of Labor Relations and Human Resources for a Fortune 600 company and served as managing partner of an Omaha law firm. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Employment Law Section of the Nebraska Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia College of Law where he served as the editor and contributing author on the West Virginia Law Review. Since 2013, Mark has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Employment Law and is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Areas of Practice
- West Virginia College of Law, J.D., 1987
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S., 1984
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Nebraska Chapter Associated General Contractors
- Associated General Contractors of South Dakota
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Human Resource Association of the Midlands
- Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management
- President, Little Jays Athletics, Inc.
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2000
- Supreme Court of the United States, 1994
- Nebraska, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1988
- Texas, 1987
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1993
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1993
- U.S. District Court – District of Nebraska, 1988
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of West Virginia, 1987
- West Virginia, 1987
Selected Practice Highlights
- Effectively responding to union organizing drives, and securing management friendly collective bargaining agreements while maintaining healthy labor relations.
- Widely recognized as an extension of HR departments because of practical, results-driven, and no-nonsense approach to personnel management and diminishing legal exposure
- Successfully defending employers for more than two decades while responding to discriminations charges, Department of Labor audits and investigations, unfair labor practice proceedings, grievances and arbitrations