Alabama State Bar, 1986
District of Columbia, 1988
J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1986; B.A., Auburn University, 1982
Mark T. Waggoner is the Chair of the firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group. Mark argued the position of respondent Dr. Steve Franks before the United States Supreme Court in Lane v. Franks (No. 13-483) on April 28, 2014. He has significant experience in most types of civil litigation, but his emphasis is in the fields of employment law and environmental law. He represents management in all aspects of workplace statutory compliance, employment discrimination charges and litigation, employment contracts, personnel policies and procedures, and workplace drug testing. He served as Hearing Officer for Jefferson County Personnel Board. He has been involved in several class action employment discrimination cases including U.S. v. Jefferson County (see representative cases). Mark is a frequent speaker to various groups regarding employment issues. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is on the steering committee of DRI's Employment Law Committee.
Mark’s environmental law experience includes administrative permitting proceedings and appeals before the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and litigation concerning Clean Water Act and Solid Waste Act compliance. He has been appointed Deputy Attorney General to handle condemnation matters on behalf of the State of Alabama Department of Transportation. Mark served as chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, 2007-2008. He was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve on the board of the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission.
He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1986 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1988. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alabama, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
After graduation from Auburn University in 1982 and from Cumberland School of Law in 1986, Mark served as Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Jeremiah Denton; in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy; and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs, U. S. Department of Energy.
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