Donald Wes Sullenger

Donald Wes Sullenger

An employment/civil rights lawyer with Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee
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Summary

Over fifteen years experience handling employment law and civil rights matters. My practice began representing large employers in defending such claims but, since 2007, I have represented both employees (or former employees) who have been victims of discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, unpaid overtime and wages, and other employment law matters and small employers wrongly accused of misconduct. I have successfully tried cases before juries and prevailed in the appellate courts. My main focus is always on doing my best to represent my client's interest, whether that is trial, settlement, appeal, etc.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Social Security Disability
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Kentucky
Tennessee
6th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP
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Representing employees (or former employees) and small businesses in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and illegal termination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, etc. as well as wage theft due to unpaid overtime wages and misclassification as exempt from overtime.
Managing Member
Sullenger Law Office, PLLC
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Representing employees (or former employees) in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and illegal termination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, etc. as well as wage theft due to unpaid overtime wages and misclassification as exempt from overtime.
Assistant Professor
American Justice School of Law
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Professor of Contracts and Legal Writing.
Associate Attorney
King & Ballow Law Offices
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All facets of employment and commercial litigation representing management. Focused on wage and hour law; discrimination law; First Amendment speech cases; and enforcement of non-competition agreements and protection of trade secrets. Also prepared and presented numerous seminars on wage and hour laws under federal, Tennessee, and Kentucky law, including an update of the law and the impact of the 2004 revisions to the white collar exemption regulations. Editor of Employment Law Comment newsletter.
Judicial Clerk to Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Tennessee Court of Appeals
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Assisted Judge Koch in deciding cases and drafting opinions.
Education
University of Louisville
B.A. (1998) | History, Political Science
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Woodcock Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (1998) | Law
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Honors: High Honors; Order of the Coif; Who’s Who Among American Law Students, 2001; Graded on to Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 1999-2000; Dean’s List; Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Certified Mediator by the Center for Conflict Resolution of Chicago, IL; CALI Awards for highest grade in Pre-Trial Litigation and First Amendment
Professional Associations
Kentucky Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Silencing the Blogosphere: A First Amendment Caution to Legislators Considering Using Internet Blogs to Communicate Directly With Constituents
American Society of Legislative Clerks & Secretaries – National Conference of State Legislatures
Silencing the Blogosphere: A First Amendment Caution to Legislators Considering Using Internet Blogs to Communicate Directly With Constituents
Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
The Pitfalls of Prescription Drugs: What To Do When You Think An Employee Is Addicted, An Address to the Four Rivers Society for Human Resource Management
Burning the Flag: A Conservative Defense of Radical Speech and Why It Matters Now
University of Louisville Brandeis Law Journal
Only We Can Save You: Why and When Non-Consumer Businesses Have Standing to Sue Business Competitors Under The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act
University of Memphis Law Review
Unbiased Investigations Essential to Alleged Employee Wrongdoing,
Business Insider (Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sullenger Firm Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP Building
410 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
USA
Telephone: (270) 442-4369
Fax: (270) 442-4689