Erika Klie Kolenich
Erika Klie Kolenich was admitted to practice law in 2004 and is licensed in state and federal court in West Virginia and Ohio. She is a 2001 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and a 2004 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. Attorney Kolenich has litigated several hundred civil cases, including personal injury, discrimination and wrongful death cases. She has a proven track record as a skilled trial attorney as well as extensive appellate experience. Ms. Kolenich is also a trained mediator and has completed both basic and advanced mediation education and training. She resides in Buckhannon, West Virginia with her husband and daughter. A very active member of the community, Ms. Kolenich donates several hours of her time to local organizations including the Head Start program and Senior Companions.
West Virginia and Ohio
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Dramatic Arts/Political Science
B.A. – 2001
University of Akron School of Law
- West Virginia Association for Justice
- The American Association for Justice
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Buckhannon Community Theatre, Board Member
- Upshur Human Resources, Board Member
D. Geoff Varney
D. Geoff Varney, Esq., holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (with honors) from Fairmont State College and a J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was a recipient of the Lewis A. Staker Memorial Scholarship. While at Fairmont State, Mr. Varney served as a Frasure-Singleton Legislative Intern, as well as serving as campaign intern for former Governor and current United States Senator Joe Manchin.
As a member of the West Virginia Law Review, Mr. Varney served as an Associate Editor and Research Editor, and his Student Note, Fighting For Respect: MMA's Struggle for Acceptance and How the Muhammad Ali Act Would Give It a Sporting Chance, was published in Volume 112, Issue 1 of The West Virginia Law Review. Mr. Varney also wrote a bill to legalize MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in West Virginia, and spoke before both the West Virginia Senate and West Virginia House of Delegates in successfully advocating for the legalization of the sport in 2011.
Mr. Varney's legal career includes working as a summer associate at Manchin & Aloi PLLC, serving as an intern with the Harrison County Public Defender's Office, and acting as law clerk for Judge Darrell Pratt in the 24th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia. Mr. Varney is admitted to practice to the West Virginia State Bar, the Northern District of West Virginia and the Southern District of West Virginia.
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