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 Americans 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 day-to-day employment issues, as well as issues related to discipline and discharge. He has also successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the employer.
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.
In addition to practicing before the state courts of Oklahoma, Mr. Donelson is admitted to practice before:
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of the United States
In re Sturgeon, 496 B.R. 215 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. 2013) — In this bankruptcy case,
Mr. Donelson represented the creditor, who had determined that the debtor
engaged in fraudulent conduct. This finding was upheld by the 10th Circuit
Bankruptcy Appeals Panel.
Oklahoma Public Employees Association v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management and Oklahoma Office of State Finance, et al, 2011 OK 68, 267 P.3d 838 — Mr. Donelson argued that employees' birth dates and employee identification numbers are not subject to disclosure under the Open Records Act.
Sanchez v. Nitro-Lift Techs., LLC, 2014 BL 220924, 10th Cir., No. 12-7046, Aug. 8, 2014 — Case regarding scope of an employee/employer arbitration clause.
Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C v. Howard, __ U.S. __, 133 S. Ct. 500 (2012). — employee/employer agreement
Oklahoma Public Employees Association v Oklahoma Military Dept., 2014 OK 48, __ P.3d __. — employee classifications (permanent or probationary)