Alyssa A. Sloan
Of Counsel
(304) 262-3537
Office: Martinsburg
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Alyssa Sloan focuses her practice in the defense of litigating claims involving workplace injuries and illnesses and related employment matters.  She has represented employers in more than one thousand (1,000) protests before the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges and has extensive experience in the appellate practice of worker's compensation claims before both the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Ms. Sloan has handled claims regarding injuries and diseases, including neck, back, and head injuries; repetitive trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; chemical exposure claims; and psychiatric disabilities.  She represents both self-insured employers and employers who are covered by private workers' compensation insurance policies.

Work Experience

2001 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2000-2001 Law Clerk, The Honorable Alan D. Moats
1998-2000 Law Clerk, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
1996-1998 Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love, PLLC

Speaking Engagements

West Virginia Workers' Compensation Seminar in conjunction with Valley Health Occupational Health Services, March 2014

Regular Contributor, M. Lee Smith Employment Law Newsletter

Regular Contributor, Steptoe & Johnson Employment Essentials Blog

Workers' Compensation Overview, SHRM, March, 2008

Workers' Compensation Overview, Steptoe & Johnson Labor Institute, 2007

Key Experience

Defended a company in workers' compensation claim alleging manganese toxicity causing Parkinsonism
Defended numerous employers from claimants' permanent total disability applications
Defended numerous county boards of education from workers' compensation claims and protests regarding denial of benefits, treatment issues, and claims for indemnity benefits

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Workers' Compensation Committee, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Vice President, Berkeley County Bar Association