Morgantown, WV
7000 Hampton Center
Morgantown, WV 26505
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M.B.A., West Virginia University (2012)

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2005)

B.S., Mining Engineering, summa cum laude, West Virginia University (2002)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Carrie J. Lilly


Carrie Lilly focuses her law practice on mineral law and real estate law and related transactions, including:

  • Purchase and lease acquisitions of coal properties, mining rights, and surface properties
  • Title opinions for mineral and surface estates
  • Coal mine permitting
  • Preparation and negotiation of coal supply agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of contract mining agreements

She was recently involved with the preparation of an amicus brief in a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding coal mining rights.

Carrie previously served as General Counsel to Mepco, LLC, a coal company based in Morgantown, West Virginia, from 2008 to 2013.  In that role, her responsibilities involved:

  • Negotiating capital and operating leases for mining equipment
  • Analysis of the impact of changes in regulations on mining costs
  • Obtaining reclamation bonds for mining permits
  • Negotiation of an intellectual property license agreement for coal mining technology
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts
  • Experience with financing of mining assets and credit agreement compliance
  • Work on agreements regarding construction of a coal preparation plant

Carrie is a partner in the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia office. She serves as a member of the firm’s Business Development Team and the firm’s Strategic Planning Team.

In addition to her experience with mineral and real estate law, Carrie has other significant business transaction experience, including work on a $70 million transaction for the sale of a multi-state optometry practice.

Carrie received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2012, a law degree in 2005, and a bachelor of science degree in Mining Engineering, summa cum laude, in 2002, all from West Virginia University.

She is a licensed patent attorney by the United States Patent & Trademark Office and a licensed West Virginia real estate broker. Carrie is currently affiliated with John Maxwell leadership development programs.

  • West Virginia University Department of Mining Engineering Visiting Committee
  • Leadership West Virginia Class of 2016
  • West Virginia University Mineral Resources Alumni Chapter
  • Vistage Key Group (Former Member)
  • Eastwood Elementary Read Aloud Program (Volunteer)