Mark D. Scudder is an of counsel member of Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment Law Department in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office. Mark's practice covers virtually all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation concerning discriminatory practices, worker's compensation benefits, collective bargaining agreement administration, and grievance and arbitration proceedings.
He has represented clients in state and federal courts at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. He has also represented clients before a variety of administrative agencies including the EEOC, ICRC, and the Indiana and Michigan Worker's Compensation Agencies.
In addition to labor and employment matters, Mark is also a member of the firm's School Law Practice Group, in which he provides a broad range of legal services to primary, secondary, and post-secondary public and private schools. He has represented school corporations on matters pertaining to teacher and student discipline, discrimination complaints, sports and other extra-curricular issues, and civil litigation.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member of the board of directors and chair of Personnel Committee, Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne
President of the parish school board and former member of the pastoral council, St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Basketball coach for the girls’ basketball team, Bishop Dwenger High School