Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1100
F: (304) 285-2526

Practice Areas

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1989)

B.A., Marshall University (1986)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 
  • U.S. District for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia 
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 
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Kathlene Harmon


Kathlene Harmon focuses her practice on litigation and related litigation support. She has a significant background in several areas of litigation, including construction, real estate, Guaranty Association Law, first party insurance and personal injury. Kathlene is admitted to practice in West Virginia and federal courts. 

A lifelong learner, Kathlene’s litigation experience includes serving as a lead trial attorney, conducting evidentiary hearings and extensive motion practice in both state and federal courts; discovery and e-discovery, document review and management, serving as an expert witness, conducting depositions of expert, medical and fact witnesses, and more.  During her career, she has represented insurance and individual clients in private practice, The City of Huntington, its Mayor and City Council as Assistant City Attorney, and served as a consumer protection paralegal at the state level. Kathlene’s wide-ranging experience helps her understand the unique needs of her equally diverse clientele.

Professional Highlights

  • Former Partner/Shareholder, Insurance Defense Practice, 1991 - 2005
  • Former Assistant City Attorney, City of Huntington Legal Department
  • Former Personal Injury demand writer

Representative Matters

  • Gauze v. Reed, 219 W.VA. 381, 633 S.E.2d 326 (2006)
  • Bryant v. Wal-Mart, 117 F. Supp. 2d 555 (S.D W.Va. 2000)
  • DeVane v. Kennedy, 205 W.Va. 519, 519 S.E2d 622 (1999)
  • Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Hatcher, 199 W.Va 227, 483 S.E.2d 810 (1997)
  • Dodrill v. Nationwide Insurance Company, 201 W.Va. 1, 491 S.E.2d 1 (1996)
  • Cannelton v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, 194 W.Va. 203, 460 S.E.2d 18 (1994)
  • Charles v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 192 W.Va. 293, 452 S.E.2d 38 (1994)