Charles W. Loeb, Jr.

Phone: (304) 340-1298 | Fax: (304) 340-1080 | Email:
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Charles W. Loeb, Jr., joined the Firm in 1986 and chairs the Firm's Business Law Practice Group. Mr. Loeb's practice focuses on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, economic development projects, banking and general commercial matters. Mr. Loeb is experienced in coal and other energy acquisition and financing transactions, hotel and other commercial real estate development projects, and representing clients in multi-state secured financing transactions. In addition, his practice involves working with state and local economic development agencies in connections with projects throughout West Virginia. According to the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, Mr. Loeb was noted by sources for possessing a "breadth of knowledge" across commercial and real estate issues. Sources also said he has an "excellent ability to turn things around." 

Mr. Loeb is involved in a number of community organizations and serves on the Boards of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, on which he serves as Chairman; the CAMC Foundation and the Charleston Area Alliance. Mr. Loeb is a former At-Large member of the Charleston City Council and served in such capacity from 1995 until 2007. During his tenure, he served as the Majority Leader of the Charleston City Council (1999-2007), as member and Vice Chairman of the City Council's Finance Committee, Committee on Urban Renewal, and as Chairman of the City Council's Rules and Ordinance Committee and Streetscape Committee. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of the Board of Directors of the Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Clay Center of West Virginia, Charleston Renaissance Corporation, the Kanawha County Library Foundation and the Charleston Chamber Music Society.

In 1989, Mr. Loeb served as counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Small Business and as counsel to the Senate's Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Loeb graduated with honors from Yale University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He received his Juris Doctor in 1982 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Legal Experience
1989 WV Senate Ways & Means Committee, Counsel
1986 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1983 - 1986Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Associate
1982 - 1983Hon. James M. Sprouse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Law Clerk
1982J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
1979B.A.Yale University (History)
Bar Admissions
1982West Virginia
Court Admissions
1982U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
1982U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1982West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar (Board of Governors, 2011-present)

  • CAMC Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Charleston Area Alliance, Board of Directors 
  • Former At-Large Representative and Majority Leader, Charleston City Council (1995-2007) (Member and Vice-Chairman, Finance Committee; Urban Renewal Committee; Ordinance and Rules Committee - Chairman; Streetscape Committee - Chairman)
  • Congregation Temple Isreal, Member of Board of Trustees (President, 2007-2009)
  • Former Member of Board of Directors of Clay Center of West Virginia, Avampato Discovery Museum (Chairman), Charleston Rennaissance Corporation, Kanawha County Library Foundation and Charleston Chamber Music Society

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Lecturer on a variety of subjects at seminars for attorneys and other professional groups

Writings and Publications:
  • Editorial Board, University of Virginia Law Review
  • Variety of publications in connection with seminar lectures

Awards and Honors:
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Charleston, West Virginia, Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Real Estate Law in West Virginia, 2005-2017
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law, Energy Law and Mining Law, 2005-2018
  • Hardy T. Dillard Fellow, University of Virginia School of Law, 1981-82
  • Graduated cum laude from Yale University, 1979
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