Tracey B. Eberling


Tracey Eberling enjoys the diversity of her legal practice which includes representing clients in both labor and employment and litigation defense. Within her litigation practice, Tracey defends boards of education, manufacturers, industry organizations, municipalities, and public safety officers in a wide variety of civil litigation in administrative hearings and in the courtroom. Tracey’s labor and employment practice is a combination of counseling for litigation avoidance and defending when litigation occurs. Tracey is also brought in when a workers’ compensation matter needs someone with a discerning eye and the tenacity to work through a complicated claim.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of employers at trial in age, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and FLSA cases
  • Counseling employers on wage, benefits, and policy issues
  • Defense of law enforcement agencies and officers
  • Defense of boards of education in state and federal courts, grievance boards, and special education due process claims
  • Representation of health care providers and facilities in professional liability actions

Licensed In

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law
  • B.A. West Virginia University


  • Past President, West Virginia Bar Association (2021-2022)
  • Legal and Legislative Committee, Cumberland Valley SHRM
  • Chair, Franklin County Area Tax Board
  • Two-Time Past President, Board of Directors, Martinsburg-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
  • Auction Committee Chair, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Board of Directors, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle
  • Member, Eastern Panhandle SHRM
  • Former Executive Council, The West Virginia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee, Washington County Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management (2022-Present), Insurance Law (2021-Present), Litigation – Labor and Employment (2024-Present), Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2012-Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation – Eastern Panhandle SHRM 2018: Case Studies
  • Presentation – Cumberland Valley SHRM Legal & Legislative Conferences, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Presentation – West Virginia Association of School Administrators, Spring 2017: ADA & FMLA for School Administrators
  • Training of law enforcement officers on sexual harassment and responsible social media use
  • Training teachers and school staff on appropriate physical and electronic boundaries

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