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Biography

Tracey Eberling enjoys the diversity of her legal practice that 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.

Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management (2022-Present), Insurance Law (2021-Present), Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2012-Present)
Executive Council, The West Virginia Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Washington County Bar Association
Volunteer of the Year, Martinsburg-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce 2006

Key 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

Work Experience

1993 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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