Allan N. Karlin

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Morgantown, WV

Allan N. Karlin & Associates
 | 174 Chancery Row, Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-8266
Fax: 304-296-8640
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
Attorney Profile

Allan N. Karlin is committed to defending the rights of clients who are injured or discriminated against in the workplace. His extensive experience includes serious personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights disputes, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, employer retaliation and wrongful termination. With nearly 40 years of experience practicing personal injury and employment law, Mr. Karlin has been recognized as one of West Virginia's finest attorneys in his field. At Allan N. Karlin & Associates, Mr. Karlin accepts clients throughout West Virginia.

An impressive education helped to form Mr. Karlin's solid foundation in law. After graduating summa cum laude from Yale College in 1969, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law in 1974, where he also became a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif. Mr. Karlin is admitted to practice law in West Virginia, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and before the Uniteed States Supreme Court.

His dedication to the highest legal ethics has earned Mr. Karlin the respect of his peers. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America* each year since 1993 and frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars.

Previously, Mr. Karlin served as president of the West Virginia Association for Justice, as chairperson of The West Virginia State Bar's Lawyer Disciplinary Board, and as a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association's Ethics & Sanctions Committee.  He has been honored by selection to the American College of Trial Lawyers, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
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About Allan Karlin

Admitted: 1975, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.wvjustice.com/about/our-team/item/54-allan-karlin

Honors/Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, 1993 - 2014
  • Member of the Year, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2006
  • Ninth Annual West Virginia Civil Rights Day Celebration, West Virginia Human Rights Commission, March, 2012
  • Fellow, West Virginia State Bar Foundation, 2004
  • Honored by Induction, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • Order of the Coif, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, 1974
  • Sid Bell Memorial Award, American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia, Commitment to Civil Liberties, 2005
  • Selected Member of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • West Virginia, 1975
  • Member, Ethics & Sanctions Committee, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2016.
  • Past President, West Virginia Association for Justice
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1977
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest, 1987 - Present
  • Chairperson, West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board, 2000 - 2003
  • Executive Committee, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2000 - 2010
  • West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Mountain State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
  • Member, West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board
  • Board of Governors, West Virginia Association for Justice, 1995 - 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Conflicts of Interest: The Ethical Dos and Don'ts of Motions to Disqualify Counsel," WV Association of Justice, February 12, 2010
  • "Ten Tips for Taking an Effective Plaintiff's Deposition," Mountain State Bar Association, May 1, 2009
  • Panel Speaker, "Telling Your Story and Challenging the Other Side's Story: Tips on Directing Cross Examination from Both Sides of the Fence," West Virginia State Bar Association, April 25, 2009
  • "Public Confidence in the Judiciary and the Responsibility of Members of the Bar," Inns of Court, Charleston, West Virginia, May 2008
  • "Civility, Ethical Standards and Impulse Control: Litigating Against the Attorney from Hell," WV Trial Lawyers Association, 6/06
  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice for the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer," Nat'l Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 6/04
  • "Lawyer Ethics, An Oxymoron?" WV Trial Lawyers Association, 1/04
  • "Overcoming Challenges in Litigating Motions for Summary Judgment," Nat'l Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 6/03
  • "From Handshake to Headache: Ethical and Other Perils in Settlement Negotiations," WV Continuing Legal Education, 2/03
  • "Ethics, Etiquette and Ego in the Hardball Practice of Law," WV Trial Lawyers Association, 6/02
  • Consultant, Faculty Forensic Psychiatry Resident's Training Program, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, WV University School of Medicine, 2001
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW 2016, What you don’t know, Will hurt you!! WV Association for Justice, Co-Presenter, 2016
  • You Don't Have to Be Babe Ruth to Hit a HomeRun:  Cross Examination and the Walk-Off Grand Slam, WV Association for Justice, 2017
  • You Don't Have to Be Babe Ruth to Hit a Home Run:  Cross Examination and the Walk-Off Grand Slam, WV Association for Justice, 2017, 2017
  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice for the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer," National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, September 4, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Yale University, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1969
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Office Location for Allan N. Karlin

174 Chancery Row
Morgantown, WV 26505

Phone: 304-296-8266

Fax: 304-296-8640

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Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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