Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1115
F: (304) 347-1746

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1977)

  • National Moot Court Team

B.A., summa cum laude, West Virginia Institute of Technology (1973)

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District  Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Sarah E. Smith


Sarah E. “Sally” Smith has focused her practice in litigation on behalf of the firm’s business clients, including energy and real estate cases, and toxic tort litigation. Her practice also includes real estate mass titles for energy clients and the defense of federal black lung cases.

Professional Highlights

  • Kanawha County Correctional Officers Civil Service Commission, by appointment of the Governor, 1991-1995
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Sports Law), 2004
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, University of Charleston (Hospitality and Tourism Law), 1997
  • Alumna of the Year, West Virginia University Institute of Technology (2014)
  • West Virginia University College of Law Order of Barristers
  • West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Workers' Compensation Law - Employers)
  • Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inns of Court
  • Member, Defense Trial Counsel Energy Law Committee
  • Member, West Virginia Manufacturers Association Chemical Industry Committee
  • Former member and Secretary, Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors
  • Former Chair, Administrative Law Section and Former Committee Member on Public Understanding About the Law, West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Former Member, West Virginia University Board of Governors, University of Charleston Board of Trustees and Bridgemont Community and Technical College Board of Governors
  • Former Chair, Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; former Vice-President for Legislative Affairs
  • Former Chair, Human Resources Committee, West Virginia Manufacturers' Association
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Board of Advisors)
  • Charleston Rotary Club (Board of Directors)