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Melinda C. Dugas

Ms. Dugas is admitted to practice in the State of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Ms. Dugas concentrates her practice mainly in the areas of labor and employment law.

Ms. Dugas is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, and was a contributing authorfor the ABA 2003 Mid-Winter Report of the Committee on Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ms. Dugas has also presented as a guest lecturer on various employment law issues.

Ms. Dugas received her legal education at the West Virginia University College of Law where she was a member of the West Virginia Law Review. She was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was recognized for her community service efforts. Ms. Dugas was a member of the M.E. Luga Trial Association and of the M.E. Lugar Trial Association Traveling Competition Team. She participated in the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers' Gourley Cup Trial Competition, held annually in Pittsburgh, P.A.

During the Course of the legal studies, Ms. Dugas was also a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Volunteer Law Clerks Association and served as President of the Labor & Employment Law Association.

Ms. Dugas completed her undergraduate work at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, where she earned a B.S. degree in Psychology. There, she was a member and served as Treasurer of Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society.

E-mail: [email protected]


Location: Martinsburg
Admitted: West Virginia 2002
Joined Firm: 2005
Tel:  304.262-3285
Fax: 304.267.0731
Hometown: Keyser, West Virginia

Education: Frostburg State University (B.S. Psychology 1994); West Virginia University School of Law (J.D. 2001)


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