Morgantown, WV
7000 Hampton Center
Morgantown, WV 26505
T: (304) 285-2504
F: (304) 285-2526

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1992)

B.A., West Virginia University (1989)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Kimberly S. Croyle

Partner

Kimberly Croyle provides assistance to Boards of Education in formulating policies and providing in-service training to faculty and staff. Kim offers advice and guidance to school boards throughout the state on education law issues, including bullying and harassment, special education issues (IDEA), §504 accommodations, personnel matters, Title IX, FERPA, Title VII, the ADA and general school laws. 

She frequently appears on behalf of her clients before the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board; at due process hearings and mediations; in state and federal court; and before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

In addition to her work in education law, Kim provides guidance and counsel in the areas of mineral energy production, including property acquisition, litigation matters involving real estate, curative action, title examinations and other issues generated by the mining industry.

She is active in the areas of land use and development, representing developers in commercial and residential development projects, including business formation, project planning, zoning, permitting and state and federal compliance. 

Kim’s practice also includes commercial real estate work, property acquisition and permitting and title searches. She has been appointed by the Monongalia County Commission to serve on the Monongalia County Board of Zoning Appeals. 

Professional Highlights

  • Former Bowles Rice Executive Committee Member
  • Former Bowles Rice Human Resources Committee Chair
  • Former Bowles Rice Recruiting Chair
  • Trained facilitator

Published Opinions

  • Terra Firma Co. v. Morgan, 223 W. Va. 329, 674 S.E.2d 190 (2008) (Represented Terra Firma Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consol Energy, Inc., in litigation involving principal/agency relationships and real property transactions.)
  • City of Benwood v. Bd. of Educ., 212 W. Va. 436, 573 S.E.2d 347 (2002) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Marshall in litigation involving the contested closure and consolidation of schools.)
  • Board of Educ. of County of Randolph v. Scott, 217 W. Va. 128, 617 S.E.2d 478 (2005) (Represented Board of Education of the County of Randolph in litigation involving posting and filling a service personnel position.)
  • Flint v. Board of Educ. of County of Harrison, 207 W. Va. 251, 531 S.E.2d 76 (1999) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Harrison in litigation regarding uniformity of pay for certain classifications of employees.)
  • Pendleton Citizens for Community Schools v. Marockie, 203 W. Va. 310, 507 S.E.2d 673 (1998) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Pendleton in litigation involving the contested closure and consolidation of schools.)
  • Karr v. Board of Educ. of County of Jackson, 203 W. Va. 100, 506 S.E.2d 355 (1998) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Jackson in litigation involving filling professional position.)
  • Grove v. Maheswaran, 201 W. Va. 502, 498 S.E.2d 485 (1997) (Represented doctor in medical malpractice litigation.)
  • Williamson v. Greene, 200 W. Va. 421, 490 S.E.2d 23 (1997) (Represented supervisor in litigation involving harassment under the West Virginia Human Rights Act.)
  • Leake v. Shreve v. Berkeley County Bd. of Educ., 965 F. Supp. 838 (D.C.N.D. W. Va. 1997) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Berkeley in litigation involving special needs student, provision of services, and statute of limitations.)
  • Richardson v. Kennedy, 197 W. Va. 326, 475 S.E.2d 418 (1996) (Represented doctor in medical malpractice/wrongful death litigation.)
  • Ronnie Lee S. v. Mingo County Bd. of Educ., 201 W. Va. 667, 480 S.E.2d 801 (1996) (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Mingo in litigation involving student with special needs.)  
  • Conrad v. ARA Szabo, 198 W. Va. 362, 480 S.E.2d 801 (1996) (Represented West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and Edward Rudloff in litigation involving harassment under the West Virginia Human Rights Act.)
  • Yourtee v. Hubbard, 196 W. Va. 683, 474 S.E.2d 613 (1996) (Represented individual in litigation involving wrongful death/foreseeability.)
  • Pratt v. Pratt, 197 W. Va. 102, 475 S.E.2d 102 (1996) (Represented individual in division of marital property.)
  • Pratt v. Pratt, 193 W. Va. 106, 454 S.E.2d 400 (1994) (Represented individual in characterization of property as marital or separate property.)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Education Law)
  • –Recognized as Best Lawyers’ Education Law Lawyer of the Year in northern West Virginia region (2015, 2013)

  • Listed among the “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Natural Resource Law
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Eastern Mineral Law Foundation
  • West Virginia School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys