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    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

    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

    Defended employers in wage-and-hour class actions, collective actions, and single-plaintiff claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, and Prevailing Wage Act
    Represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
    Represented employers in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and other tribunals