Wheeling, WV
1217 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
T: (304) 230-1804
F: (304) 230-1819
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Christopher C. Wilkes, 23rd Judicial Circuit, Berkeley County, West Virginia (2007-2009)

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2007)

  • Article Selection Editor, The West Virginia Law Review Vol. 109
  • Associate Editor, The West Virginia Law Review Vol. 108

B.A., magna cum laude, Seton Hill University (2004)

  • Alpha Lamda Delta National Honor Society
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for Social Sciences
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Julie R. Shank


Julie Shank has experience representing and counseling clients in a variety of routine and complex matters. Julie focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, construction law, employment law, municipal law and land use law. Additionally, she has considerable experience representing clients in the areas of deliberate intent litigation, personal injury and general insurance and tort defense.

Julie represents both public and private entities, as well as individuals and professionals, in state and federal court.  She defends municipalities, construction companies, business professionals, homeowners associations and businesses against allegations of deliberate intention, violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, personal and professional negligence, breach of duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationships, local ordinance violations and State and Federal constitutional issues. Julie also counsels employers in policy and employee handbook issues. 

She defends employers in lawsuits involving age, disability, and gender discrimination, wrongful discharge, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Her experience also includes representing commercial and private landlords in connection with contractual and eviction matters.

Professional Highlights

  • Graduate, Leadership Wheeling
  • Completed the National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia
  • Recognized by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (Business Litigation), 2014-present
  • West Virginia University College of Law
    • Recipient of CALI Award (recognition for achieving the highest grade in a particular subject):
      • Religion and the Law
  • West Virginia Municipal League, Municipal Attorney Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Board member, Wheeling Health Right
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Former Pro Bono Defense Attorney, West Virginia Juvenile Drug Court Program
  • Former Secretary, Eastern Panhandle Care Clinic
  • Former Board Member, Horses with Hearts