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    Biography

    Joe Leonoro focuses his practice in labor and employment law and has significant experience preparing cases for trial.  Joe has represented companies in defense of claims involving state and federal employment laws. He works aggressively to tailor a strategy for each client's litigation needs. Joe also counsels employers, prior to litigation, in order to resolve labor and employment disputes they encounter. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Member, American Inn of Courts
    Board Member, Public Defender Corporation for the 13th Judicial Circuit (Kanawha County, WV)
    Past President, Kanawha County Bar Association
    Executive Article Selection Editor and Member of Executive Committee, West Virginia Law Review
    The Order of the Coif, West Virginia University College of Law (2007)
    CALI Excellence Award for highest grades in employment law, employment discrimination, business organizations, and criminal procedure
    Graduated magna cum laude, Transylvania University (2004)

    Key Experience

    Represented national companies, local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in claims for breach of contract, deliberate intent, intentional infliction of emotional distress, malicious prosecution, false arrest, and invasion of privacy
    Drafted employee policies and procedures, employment agreements, and independent contractor agreements
    Counseled employers on all aspects of the employment relationships