Mr. Donelson practices in the areas of labor and employment law and civil and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in defense of cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has handled cases involving retaliation under various federal and state laws relating to employee discipline. Mr. Donelson has provided compliance advice regarding employment issues including day-to-day questions about the application of various laws to the employers, as well as issues related to discipline and discharge.
His experience also includes representation of class wide suits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Moreover, he has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the employer. Mr. Donelson has represented officers and directors who have been named as defendants in employment related lawsuits, as well as suits in which the actions of the individuals are at issue in relation to their dealing with third parties.
In addition to having tried and arbitrated a number of employment related matters, Mr. Donelson served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
In relation to commercial and civil litigation, Mr. Donelson has represented financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a wide range of matters, including claims for unfair competition, slander, fraud, fiduciary obligations and business disputes. Mr. Donelson has represented clients in numerous multi-million dollar claims.