Karen E. Kahle

Wheeling, WV

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(304) 231-0441
Wheeling, WV


Karen Kahle's practice is devoted to litigation, with a focus on products liability, energy, class actions, and mass torts. She heads the firm's Class Action & Mass Tort Team. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Kahle was a registered pharmacist and practiced pharmacy full-time from 1982 to 1987.

Representative Experience

  • Represented natural gas transmission and storage company in numerous matters pertaining to property protection, gas storage and commercial issues
  • Represented natural gas storage company in matter involving lease and gas storage addendum
  • Represented land services agency, producers in various lease termination cases
  • Served as trial counsel through verdict in several dozen medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death matters
  • Served as defense liaison counsel for hospital defendants in statewide class action over medical records copying costs
  • Represented manufacturers, distributors in various product liability actions and class actions
  • Served as guardian ad litem to numerous children during abuse and neglect proceedings

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.S. West Virginia University


1990 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1982-1987 Registered Pharmacist

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
American Bar Association (Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs - Advisory Committee and Section of Litigation - Energy Litigation Committee)
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

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