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J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1988)
B.S., Chemistry, Marshall University (1984)
Post-Bac Teacher Certificate, Marshall University (2015)
- Supreme Court of Appeals for West Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Trey Morrone joined Bowles Rice in January 2020, bringing nearly thirty years of experience in the areas of education law, municipal law and governmental representation and administration to the firm’s Education Law Group. Such a varied background provides Trey a unique perspective when providing counsel to state boards of education, school districts and their employees.
From 2014 to 2018, Trey served as President of the Wayne County, West Virginia Board of Education, during which time an expansive body of local polices were developed to afford stability to the operation of the school district, more than $42 million in school construction projects were completed and student achievement in the school district was the most improved statewide.
Trey has also served leadership roles with numerous other education-based organizations, including the Regional Education Service Agency, the Mountain State Educational Service Cooperative, the West Virginia School Board Association and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association.
Trey has experience as a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels, having earned a license from the West Virginia Department of Education and a teaching certificate from the Marshall University College of Graduate Studies (M.A.T./Post-Baccalaureate Program).
In addition to his vast experience in the world of education, Trey’s early career features an impressive history of public service. From 1991 to 1999, he served as the city attorney for the City of Kenova, West Virginia, and from 1999 to 2007, he served as the city’s mayor.
- President, Wayne County Board of Education (2014-2018)
- Mayor, City of Kenova, West Virginia (1999-2007)
- City Attorney, City of Kenova, West Virginia (1991-1999)
Presentations & Events
- Presentation: States of Emergency and Local Board by Trey MorroneWest Virginia School Board Association: On-Line Training ModuleVideo Recording, December 2, 2020
- Presentation: Grooming Abuse-Related Provision in West Virginia Code by Trey MorroneWest Virginia School Board Association: On-Line Training ModuleVideo Recording, December 2, 2020
- Presentation: School Board Meeting Guidelines/Open Meetings Act and Related Topics by Roger Hanshaw and Trey MorroneWest Virginia Association of School Business OfficialsGoToWebinar, October 29, 2020
- Presentation: What Do You Think You Know & What Can We Clear Up, About Laws That Impact Executive Secretaries? by Trey Morrone and Howard E. Seufer, Jr.West Virginia Executive Secretaries AssociationCharleston Marriott Town Center, Charleston, West Virginia, February 21, 2020
- Presentation: It’s Dock Day Season! Hunting Down Dock Days & Other Misuses and Abuses of Leave Time by Richard Boothby, Kayla Cook, Josh Cottle, Kimberly Croyle, Trey Morrone and Howard E. Seufer, Jr.West Virginia Association of School Administrators – Winter ConferenceBridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia, January 31, 2020
Articles & Alerts
- “Must Names of School Employees Facing Possible Suspension/Discharge be Listed on County Board Agendas?” by Trey MorroneLegalities, West Virginia School Board Association, February 20, 2020
- “We’ve Been Advised That the Education Reform Bill Passed by the Legislation in 2019 (House Bill 206) Requires Every County Board of Education to Adopt Four New Policies. True? What are They?” by Trey MorroneLegalities, West Virginia School Board Association, February 14, 2020
- “What Guidance do County Boards Have Regarding Records Retention? Is There a Need to ‘Convert’ Hardcopy Records to Electronic Format? If so, What Records Would Apply? What About Personnel Records” by Trey MorroneLegalities, West Virginia School Board Association, February 7, 2020
- Legalities, West Virginia School Board Association, January 17, 2020
- National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
- West Virginia School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys