Mark J. Grigoraci
MEMBER
 304-347-8304
 304-344-9566
 Charleston, WV

Areas of Practice

Credentials

  • J.D., cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2003
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Accounting, Marshall University, 2000
  • West Virginia licensed property and casualty insurance agent

Bar & Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • Beta Gamma Sigma 
  • ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group 
  • ALFA International Labor & Employment Practice Group  
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Charleston WV Rotary 
  • West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Association 
  • Charleston WV SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) 
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2014
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2005-2014
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Assistant Attorney General, Workers’ Compensation Defense Division, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, 2004-2005

 

We’ve all heard Shakespeare’s quote: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” 

 Perhaps this quote captures how you feel about hiring an attorney.  Rest assured that Mr. Grigoraci is here to help. He assists employers, HR professionals, claims adjusters, insurance professionals, and individuals address and resolve various employment-related issues. Mr. Grigoraci represents employers, HR professionals, and individuals in various industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, hospitality, and coal. Over the last twenty years, he has worked closely with HR professionals, employers, claims adjusters, insurance professionals, and others who are actively involved in resolving disputes and litigation. Whether it’s an employment lawsuit, a workers’ compensation claim, a federal black lung case, or any other employment practices matter, Mr. Grigoraci can assist you. 

In addition to the above, Mr. Grigoraci is experienced in general civil litigation, personal injury, trademarks, and West Virginia campaign finance law. If you need an attorney, you can rely on Mr. Grigoraci as your trusted, reliable, efficient, and determined advocate.  

Before joining Robinson & McElwee in 2005, Mr. Grigoraci worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Division at the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. In this role, he managed a variety of workers’ compensation claims involving a wide range of issues. 

You can connect with Mr. Grigoraci on LinkedIn at the following link: https://shorturl.at/IeYx3 

  • All aspects of employment law and employment issues  
  • Workers’ compensation 
  • Claims litigation before the workers’ compensation adjudicatory bodies, Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia  
  • All workers’ compensation issues, including treatment, compensability, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, claim re-openings and closure, return to work, and “deliberate intent” (Mandolidis) claims 
  • Federal black lung, including claims litigation before the United States Department of Labor, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Benefits Review Board and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • Unemployment compensation 
  • Workplace discrimination and harassment 
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation 
  • Disability and leave 
  • Wage and hour 
  • Workplace safety 
  • Employment agreements, policies, and procedure manuals (handbooks) 
  • Termination and hiring practices 
  • Drug testing policies and procedures 
  • Prelitigation resolution of employment or human resources matters 
  • Personal injury and premises liability 
  • Trademark law  
  • WV campaign finance law
  • Co-author, West Virginia Section of the ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Law Compendium, 2006 to 2023, and ongoing 
  • Co-author, West Virginia Section of the ALFA International Labor & Employment Compendium, 2015 to 2021, and ongoing 
  • Co-author, ALFA Workers’ Compensation Quick Reference Guide, 2013 to 2023, and ongoing  
  • Co-author, Thompson Reuters Practical Law State Q&A: WV Wage and Hour Laws, 2018 to 2024 
  • Co-author, Thompson Reuters Practical Law State Q&A: WV Background Check Laws, 2017 to 2023 
  • Co-author, Thompson Reuters Practical Law State Q&A: WV Independent Contractors, 2021, 2022 
  • Co-author, ALFA Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide, 2020 
  • Author, What is an “RFOA”?, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Newsletter, 2012 
  • Author, Determining the Applicable Minimum Wage, The Employer Advocate, 2008 
  • Author, Guide to Calculating Workers’ Compensation Benefit Rates for Full Time Employees 
  • Author, WV Workers’ Compensation Bulletins, Various Topics 
  • Author, Labor & Employment Updates, Various Topics 
  • Presenter, “Courage is Contagious” and “She’s Not My Type”: A Discussion of 

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia, 19th Annual Meeting & Seminar, 2023 

  • Presenter, The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and ADA, Employment Law Update: Cutting Edge Issues, Sterling Education Services, Charleston, W.Va., 2016 
  • Presenter, ADA and FMLA Updates and Interplay, 5th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law by Sterling Education Services, Huntington, W.Va., 2014 
  • Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, Charleston, W.Va., 2013 
  • Presenter, Employment Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute, Charleston, W.Va., 2011 
  • Presenter, Workers’ Compensation Case Preparation Techniques, National Business Institute, Charleston, W.Va., 2009 
  • Presenter, Workers’ Compensation Case Preparation Techniques, National Business Institute, Charleston, W.Va., 2008 
  • Presenter, Employment-Related Records in West Virginia, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, W.Va., 2007 
  • Presenter, Workers’ Compensation Hearings: Techniques and Strategies for Success, Charleston, W.Va., 2006 
  • Treasurer; Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia
  • Member, Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart