Gretchen M. Callas|
500 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
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Gretchen M. Callas is a Member of the Firm, practicing in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Callas' practice is focused on defending employers in litigation relating to workplace injuries and defending product manufacturers. This work has included all stages of litigation, from jury trials to appellate practice. A majority of these cases have involved large numbers of plaintiffs, and she has served as the defense liaison counsel with the Court in matters pending before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel.
In April of 2009, Ms. Callas was invited to join the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) as a sustaining member. She is one of only three PLAC members from the state of West Virginia.
In addition to her product liability practice, Ms. Callas' jury trial work over the last year has focused on defending workplace owners in claims arising from industrial accidents. These trials and a number of other pending claims relate to accidents and injuries involving heavy equipment and commercial vehicles.
A graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Ms. Callas received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1992, before moving back to West Virginia where she received her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration in 1996. At the West Virginia University College of Law, she graduated Order of the Coif and was an executive editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
Since moving to Charleston in 1996, Ms. Callas has served as a volunteer for a number of community groups and charitable organizations. She has given time as a volunteer to the American Heart Association, Piedmont Elementary Read Aloud Program, the YMCA Spirit of the Valley Campaign, the Youth in Government Program and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia's LAWS project, an educational program for high school students. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia and as a member of the Distributions Committee for The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.