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Mark D. Scudder

Of Counsel
  • 888 S. Harrison Street
    Suite 600
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    P:260-425-4618
    F:260-424-8316

Mark D. Scudder is an of counsel member of Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Labor and Employment Law Department in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office. Mr. Scudder’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, Mr. Scudder 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.

Mr. Scudder received his J.D. cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where he served as a note editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal. As an undergraduate at Indiana University, Mr. Scudder was a Herman B Wells Scholar and received a B.A. with high honors in economics and political science.

He is admitted to practice in Indiana, Michigan, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Scudder is a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne, where he serves as the chair of the Personnel Committee. He is an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, presently serving as the president of the parish school board and previously serving as a member of the pastoral council. He also volunteers as a basketball coach for the girls’ basketball team at Bishop Dwenger High School.