Jane E. Peak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Morgantown, WV

Allan N. Karlin & Associates
 | 174 Chancery Row, Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-296-8266
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jane E. Peak focuses her practice on plainitff's employment and personal injury litigation. She handles a wide variety of cases, including workplace discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination as well as wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability and FMLA and FTCA claims. At Allan N. Karlin & Associates, Ms. Peak accepts clients from throughout the state of West Virginia.

After graduating from Marshall University in 1982, Ms. Peak went into television and experienced great success there. She then decided to pursue a career in law and earned her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 1996. Ms. Peak is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in West Virginia.

Over the years, Ms. Peak's clients have appreciated her for the compassion and attention to detail she shows while putting together a strong case. She is fully committed to achieving justice for clients during each step of the legal process and has received high accolades from her peers. In addition to her recogniztion for Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America* has recognized her every year since 2006 and recognized her as Practictioner of the Year for employment law in Morgantown in 2012. Ms. Peak is also proud to have been recognized as the Practitioner of the Year in 2005 by the Women's Law Caucus of WVU College of Law, after she successfully litigated a case that prompted West Virginia University to change its policy on reporting campus crime.

Ms. Peak is a former president of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association ("WVELA") and has taught appellate advocacy as an adjunct lecturer at WVU College of Law, where is presently a member of the Visiting Committee. Currently, Ms. Peak serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the West Virginia Association for Justice ("WVAJ") and is the immediate past president of WVAJ.
*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%)

Employment Litigation (40%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Jane Peak

Admitted: 1996, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.wvjustice.com/about/our-team/item/53-jane-peak

Honors and Awards:

  • Practitioner of the Year, Women's Law Caucus, WVU College of Law, 2005
  • Morgantown Employment Law - Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, 2006 - 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Employment Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar, 2002 - 2016
  • Executive Committee, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2008 - present
  • The American Association for Justice, 1995 - present
  • American Bar Association, 1996 - present
  • Member, Board of Governors, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2003- present
  • Chair, Employment Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar, 2010 - 2015
  • President, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2016 - 2017
  • President, West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, 2000 - 2003
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia, 1996

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Appellate Advocacy, West Virginia University College of Law, 2003 - 2008

Representative Clients:

  • Mixer v. M.K.-Ferguson Co., 17 F. Supp. 2d 569, S.D. W. Va., 1998
  • Poling v. Pre-Paid Legal Servs., 212 W. Va. 589; 575 S.E.2d 199, W. Va., 2002

Educational Background:

  • Marshall University, B.A., 1982
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Office Location for Jane E. Peak

174 Chancery Row
Morgantown, WV 26505

Phone: 304-296-8266


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Last Updated: 2/5/2018

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