Mitchell J. Rhein
Senior Attorney
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3889
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Mr. Rhein's primary areas of practice are labor and employment law and government relations.


  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2012
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015


  • Assisting on litigation of all types of labor and employment matters in state and federal courts
  • Assisting in representation of employers before administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Assisting in the drafting and promotion of legislation before the West Virginia Legislature
  • Advising a diverse mix of business clients on government relations matters
  • Research Assistant to Professor Sarah N. Welling, University of Kentucky College of Law, Fall 2013 & Fall 2014
  • Summer Associate, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Summer 2013 & Summer 2014
  • Legal Extern, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy & Environment Cabinet, Spring 2014
Government Relations Labor & Employment Law Litigation Commercial Trucking & Transportation


  • CALI Excellence Award in Civil Procedure


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kentucky State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, TIPS Products Liability Committee, 2014 - present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Sigma Chi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Lt. Governor of Membership, Law Student Division Sixth Circuit, 2014 – 2015

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Biofuel Production Legislation,” Michigan Policy Network, Michigan State University, 2012
  • Author, “Electric Vehicle Policy,” Michigan Policy Network, Michigan State University, 2012
  • Staff Editor, Kentucky Law Journal
Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 27, 2020 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 23, 2020 Homeland Security Reminds Employers that I-9s are Still Needed, but Offers Guidance for Employers Wh Profane, Racist and Sexist - NLRB Rewrites Rules SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 2, 2019 Virtually Independent Contractors or Employees - Department of Labor Takes a Look New Test or Old Test?: The NLRB and Independent Contractors SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 1, 2019 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 2, 2018 The Case for Class - Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Regional Health System Obtains Summary Judgment in Employment Matter