Grace E. Hurney is an Associate in the Financial Services and Health Care industry groups, focusing primarily on litigation. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Grace is thoughtful, detail-oriented, and has a degree of intellectual curiosity that is readily apparent to all those who meet her – all traits that led her to clerk for the Honorable Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Her experience on the Fourth Circuit provided her with invaluable and extensive legal experience early on in her career as she was exposed to complicated appellate issues. As a litigator, Grace enjoys any situation where she can think on her feet while advocating for her client, whether it’s presenting an argument in court or deposing a witness. Grace is an accomplished orator, honing her skill for argument during multiple undergraduate national mock trial competitions – she made it to the semi-final rounds during both her junior and senior years at Concord University – and to the final round of the West Virginia Invitational Tournament (the Lugar Cup) at the West Virginia University College of Law in 2015.
Grace also appreciates the hard work and preparation necessary for success – namely, answering complex questions and finding the best arguments to support her clients. Given the nature of these answers is not always straightforward, she also enjoys the challenge of breaking things down in order to communicate the issues, the law, and her arguments clearly and concisely.
Grace enjoys reading, traveling, and cheering on the West Virginia University Mountaineers – and she mildly tolerates running. She furthered her life-long love of politics during her time as a student at Concord University, where she served as President of both the Student Government Association and her undergraduate sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma.
She also found her way out of the Locked & Coded Escape Room in Charleston in record time – Grace should not be underestimated.