Michelle Lee Dougherty
(304) 231-0442
Office: Wheeling
J.D. Valparaiso University
B.S. West Liberty State College
Licensure: OH | PA | WV
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Michelle Dougherty focuses her practice in the areas of general and complex litigation including insurance defense, predatory lending, consumer protection claims, employment matters, ERISA litigation, personal injury, deliberate intent, construction litigation, trucking litigation, and first party claims.

Work Experience

2004 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Author, “He Who Hesitates Is Lost: Act Swiftly to Protect Subrogation Rights,” Defense Research Institute, The Voice, Volume 15, Issue 36, September 7, 2016

Presenter, "LGBT Issues at School and in the Workplace," West Virginia Northern Community College, November 2014

Key Experience

Defends claims of predatory lending and fraudulent mortgage origination
Represents national creditors and debt services in suits brought under the West Virginia Consumer Credit & Protection Act
Represents employers in claims of deliberate intent

Memberships & Awards

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Ohio County Bar Association
2004, Honors Graduate, J.D. Valparaiso University
2000, Summa Cum Laude, B.S. West Liberty State College