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, “Lawyer of the Year,” Employment Law – Management
  • 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.

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys Make Major Showing in Best Lawyers in America
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When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combined strength of the two prestigious law firms created a regional powerhouse. When announcing the firms’ intent to merge, Daniel Summerlin, WRVB President said, “[We] look forward to bringing our collective talent and a ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2022 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 2022. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. “We feel very proud of our legal team accomplishments for the high ...
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29 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as 2021 Legal Elite
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Twenty-nine Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition every year. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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OSHA Pursues A Different COVID Strategy
Effective January 26, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has withdrawn its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees were vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.  OSHA’s decision to scrap the ETS follows the ...
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Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions On COVID-19 Vaccination And Testing
Today, the United States Supreme Court decided to block the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring that employers with 100 or more employees ensure that their employees are vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. While the decision is not a final ruling on the validity of the OSHA ETS, it ...
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Court Extends Order Blocking Vaccine and Testing Requirement for Private Employers
On Friday, November 12, a federal appeals court extended its November 6 order temporarily staying (or suspending) the enforcement of OSHA’s new rules that require that employers with 100 or more employees ensure that their employees are vaccinated or tested weekly for Covid-19. We reported on OSHA’s new rules here ...
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