Karen E. Kahle
(304) 231-0441
Office: Wheeling
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: OH | PA | WV
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Karen Kahle's practice is devoted to litigation, with a focus on products liability, energy, class actions, and mass torts. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Kahle was a registered pharmacist and practiced pharmacy full-time from 1982 to 1987.

Work Experience

1990 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1982-1987 Registered Pharmacist

Speaking Engagements

"Reports from China of Nanoparticle-Related Deaths"

"U.S. Supreme Court Reduces Punitive Damages Award"

"Managing Risk in the Marcellus Shale: What are the Liabilities, and How Can I Avoid Them?" Webinar, May 2011

Key Experience

Represented national auto supply store in defense of claim of breach of warranties and violation of WV Consumer Protection Act arising from alleged failure to honor express warranty on a car battery
Defended medical malpractice litigation with allegations of alterations in electronic medical records
Represented natural gas transmission and storage company in numerous matters pertaining to property protection, gas storage and commercial issues

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