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.

Vandeventer Black attorneys named 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year.” These lawyers were selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities ...
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28 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list
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Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that 28 lawyers were included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Attorneys are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process. “We would ...
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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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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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