Lucinda L. Fluharty

BIOGRAPHY
Phone: (304) 233-4000 | Fax: (304) 233-4077 | Email: lfluharty@jacksonkelly.com
1144 Market Street, Suite 400, Wheeling, WV 26003


Lucinda L. Fluharty is a Member of the Firm's Wheeling, West Virginia, office. Her practice is focused on the representation of employers in the areas of workers' compensation and employment issues. She represents a range of large and small manufacturing companies in the defense of orthopedic injury claims, occupational pneumoconiosis claims, hearing loss claims and claims of mental illness resulting from an occupational injury or disease. Additionally, she has experience defending a wide range of occupational disease claims, including claims of cancer and disease caused by chemical, solvent and dust exposure. Ms. Fluharty also represents coal companies in the defense of claims filed under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Act.

Ms. Fluharty is licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts in West Virginia and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Ms. Fluharty attended Marshall University and received her Associate degree in legal assistant studies in 1984 and her Bachelor of Arts in legal studies in 1986. She then received her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University in 1989. Upon graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk from 1989 to 1990 for The Honorable Margaret Workman, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. She then joined Jackson Kelly in August 1990 and became a Member in 1998.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Fluharty is past president of the Wheeling Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Laughlin Memorial Chapel.

 
Legal Experience
 
1990 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1989Justice Margaret L. Workman, Law Clerk
 
Education
 
1989J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1986B.A.Marshall University (Criminal Justice)
 
Bar Admissions
 
1989West Virginia
 
Court Admissions
 
1993U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
1989 U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
1989West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Community:
  • West Liberty University, Board of Governors
  • Hopeful City, Vice Chairman
  • Wheeling Rotary Club, Executive Board
  • Board of Directors of Laughlin Chapel

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Adjunct Professor, Marshall University, Criminal Procedure, 1989

Awards and Honors:
  • Named in the 2017 Best Lawyers®  Business Edition "Women in Law" 
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Wheeling, West Virginia,  Workers' Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2010-2018
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Winner of Baker Cup Moot Court Competition
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