Dean T. Buckius

Office Location: Norfolk, VA

  • B.A., College of William and Mary
  • J.D. (cum laude), Wake Forest University
Jurisdiction Licensed
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
Professional & Community Activities
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Downtown Norfolk Council, General Counsel
  • American, Virginia and North Carolina Bar Associations- Sections on Labor and Employment Law and Litigation
Notable Accomplishments
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” – Labor/Employment
  • Thomson Reuters, “Virginia Super Lawyers” – Employment & Labor
  • Leadership Hampton Roads Alumnus
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Labor & Employment

Dean is a partner with Vandeventer Black, located in the Firm’s Norfolk office. He concentrates his law practice in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation.

He advises and represents businesses on a broad range of employment issues including union avoidance, discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, VOSH/OSHA citations, trade secrets, employment contracts and covenants not to compete.

Dean represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as in administrative forums and before arbitrators and mediators.

Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2021. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The recognized attorneys are: Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation Edward J. Powers Arbitration ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite
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Thirty Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2020 by Virginia Business Magazine. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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Attorneys Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
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Six Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys were recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.” Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The following attorneys were listed on the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice ...
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The Federal Contractor “Blacklisting” Regulations are Temporarily Enjoined
/ Labor & Employment
LEGAL ALERT The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas and other trade associations scored a major victory on October 24, 2016, benefitting all federal contractors. In a lawsuit that the trade associations filed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide temporary injunction to ...
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