Employment Law Attorneys
Buckhannon, Parkersburg and throughout West Virginia


Attorney Erika Klie Kolenich

An experienced advocate for people who have been wronged

Attorney Erika Klie KolenichAttorney Kolenich was admitted to practice law in 2004 and is licensed in state and federal court in West Virginia and Ohio. She is a 2001 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and a 2004 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. Attorney Kolenich has litigated hundreds of civil cases, including personal injury, discrimination and wrongful death cases.

Attorney Kolenich has a proven track record as a skilled trial attorney as well as extensive appellate experience. Ms. Kolenich is also a trained mediator and has completed basic and advanced mediation education and training.

She resides in Buckhannon, West Virginia, with her husband and daughter. An active member of the community, Ms. Kolenich donates several hours of her time to local organizations including the Head Start program and Community Theatre.

Bar Admissions:

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
    Buckhannon, WV
    Dramatic Arts/Political Science
    B.A. – 2001
  • University of Akron School of Law
    Akron, OH
    J.D. 2004


  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers Association

Awards and Honors:

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100: 2015-2021
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys: Top High Stakes Litigator for Personal Injury and Employment Litigation

Community Activities:

  • Candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the 2020 general election
  • Buckhannon Upshur Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Upshur Arts Alliance, Board Member
  • Zeta Tau Alpha, Advisor
  • Buckhannon Landmarks Commission
  • Upshur Human Resources, Board Member
  • Buckhannon Community Theatre – Executive Producer
Law Firm 500 2022 Honoree
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement
Ohio State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
West Virginia Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Super Lawyers
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