Robert B. Kuenzel
PO Box 607
36 Adams Street
Chapmanville, WV 25508
Hourly Rate $275
Languages English
▸ Experienced trial lawyer. Conducted over 50 trials in civil and criminal matters. <br/>▸ Representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative matters.<br/>▸ Also representing local small businesses. <br/>▸ Municipal attorney, Town of Chapmanville, 2009 – present; Town of Delbarton, 2021 - present. <br/>▸ Former municipal judge, City of Logan.<br/>▸ Recognized as expert witness in criminal law in West Virginia.
MEDIATOR • KUENZEL LAW, PLLC • 10/2016 -- CURRENT<br/>▸ Experienced mediator. <br/>▸ Conducted approximately 275 mediations. <br/>▸ See, AAA link below; also see, training below:<br/>▸ https://www.aaamediation.org/find-mediator/mediator/4275190 <br/><br/>ATTORNEY • KUENZEL LAW, PLLC • 11/2010 -- CURRENT<br/>▸ Experienced trial lawyer. Conducted approximately 50 trials in civil and criminal matters. <br/>▸ Representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative matters.<br/>▸ Also representing local small businesses. <br/>▸ Municipal attorney, Town of Chapmanville, 2009 – present; Town of Delbarton, 2021 - present. <br/>▸ Former municipal judge, City of Logan.<br/>▸ Recognized as expert witness in criminal law in West Virginia.<br/>▸ https://kuenzellaw.com/ <br/><br/>ATTORNEY • AVIS, WITTEN & WANDLING • 05/2001 – 11/2010<br/>▸ Representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative matters.<br/><br/>STATE TROOPER • WV STATE POLICE • 12/1988 – 06/1998<br/>▸ Uniformed officer responsible for criminal and traffic crash investigations (1989-1994). <br/>▸ Conducted complex criminal investigations while assigned to the WVSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation (1994-1998).
▸ Experienced trial lawyer. Conducted over 50 trials in civil and criminal matters. <br/>▸ Representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative matters.<br/>▸ Also representing local small businesses. <br/>▸ Municipal attorney, Town of Chapmanville, 2009 – present; Town of Delbarton, 2021 - present. <br/>▸ Former municipal judge, City of Logan.
▸ Experienced mediator. <br/>▸ Conducted approximately 300 mediations. <br/>▸ See, AAA link below; also see, training below:<br/>▸ https://www.aaamediation.org/find-mediator/mediator/4275190 <br/>▸ Effective in conducting Zoom mediation. <br/>▸ Efficient in breakout room transitions and screen sharing within Zoom.
My background and experience uniquely positions me to be an effective mediator in governmental liability cases, particularly §1983 actions.<br/>Additionally, my broad background and trial experience also assist me in mediating various injury cases from car crashes, to slip-and-falls, to industrial incidents. We also have tried business/industry cases including major property damage cases.
I encourage participants to bring an open mind and a spirit of compromise in an effort to reach common ground. I tell participants (as well as my own clients), mediation provides the parties with some control over the outcome -- the ability to say "yes" or "no." However, if the case progress to adjudication by a judge or jury, then the parties have lost control (or at least most control).
▸ Effective in conducting Zoom mediation. <br/>▸ Efficient in breakout room transitions and screen sharing within Zoom.
J.D. • 05/2001• WVU COLLEGE OF LAW<br/>▸ Recipient of CALI Award of Excellence: Award for academic performance in Federal Criminal Jurisdiction, WVU College of Law (04/2000).<br/><br/>M.S. • 08/1994 • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY<br/>▸ Master of Science in Criminal Justice, August 1994.<br/><br/>A.A.S. • 05/1990• MARSHALL UNIVERSITY<br/>▸ Associate in Applied Science, May 1990. Major: Police Science.<br/><br/>B.S. • 12/1988 • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY<br/>▸ Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, December 1988. <br/>▸ Major: Social Studies Education (5-12); Minor: Sociology.
West Virginia State Bar - 2002<br/>U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia - 2002<br/>U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit - 2009
▸ WVOW-FM • Host of “Ask the Attorney” - bi-weekly radio program dedicated to answering listeners’ legal questions.<br/>▸ WV Board of Law Examiners, Character Committee • 2021-present.<br/>▸ WV State Bar Board of Governors, District 7 Representative • 2020-present; 2014-2017.<br/>▸ WV Office of Disciplinary Counsel Hearing Panel • 2019-2020.<br/>▸ WV State Bar Unlawful Practice Committee • 2008-2020.
▸ NBI: “Concealed Carry Law.” October, 19, 2023.<br/>▸ 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award, National Business Institute. Recognized for quantity and quality of speaking presentations.<br/>▸ Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2021 to present.<br/>▸ Deemed expert in Criminal Defense in WV State Court, 2018.<br/>▸ Instructor • WV State Police Academy Cadet Training • Miranda; Search & Seizure; and Criminal Procedure (2017 - present). <br/>▸ NBI: “Maintaining an Ethical Practice.” December 20, 2022.<br/>▸ NBI: “Litigating Civil Cases in West Virginia From Start to Finish”. Legal Ethics: Avoiding Key Dangers. March 24, 2022.<br/>▸ Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative, School Search & Seizure Issues, March 4, 2022.<br/>▸ NBI: “Gun Law in West Virginia”. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers. February 4, 2022. <br/>▸ West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer Training, School Search & Seizure Issues, August 3, 2021. <br/>▸ NBI: Ethics: It’s Legal but is it Right? June 14, 2018.<br/>▸ NBI: Negotiating Damages. May 4, 2018. <br/>▸ NBI: Violence in the Home. August 28, 2017.<br/>▸ Logan County Bar Association • WV State Bar Website; Lawyer Assistance Program. May 13, 2016. <br/>▸ NBI: Rules of Evidence. May 20, 2015. <br/>▸ NBI: Legal Ethics: Changing Firm Affiliations. June 20, 2012. <br/>▸ WV State Bar Regional Meeting: UPL practices. October 15, 2009.
$275 Per Hour
English
United States of America
Chapmanville, WV

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