Lisa  - M. - Hawrot

Lisa M. Hawrot

Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6973 - office


  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1992
  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1995


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Ms. Hawrot’s primary areas of practice are complex domestic relations, real estate law, general litigation matters, and Ohio oil and gas litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Representing individuals in West Virginia and Ohio in divorce and domestic relations cases involving child custody, visitation, alimony and equitable distribution
  • Representing clients in Ohio in matters related to the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act, as well as trial court and appellate-level litigation related to oil and gas leases
  • Representing individuals in high-asset divorce cases involving closely-held businesses, pension valuations and spousal support issues
  • Experience in complex custody cases including multi-jurisdictional issues
  • Representing clients in surrogacy matters and adoptions
  • Arguing before the WV Supreme Court enabling clients to adopt their foster child
  • Serving as Guardian ad Litem in many courts to serve the best interests of children in contentious custody cases and abuse/neglect cases
  • Representing clients in West Virginia and Ohio real estate matters including surface and mineral title examinations
  • Working with experts to value business interests and real estate
  • Assisting clients with probate and estate administration
  • Representing clients in civil litigation matters

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio County Bar Association
  • Belmont County Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-presenter, "Payroll Pitfalls: Navigating Payroll Deductions," February 27, 2012
  • Presenter, "Protecting Our Children in Court," West Virginia Childcare Association Conference, October 28, 2010
  • Presenter, "Probate Practice: The Essential Basics," NBI Seminar (June 29, 2010)
  • Co-Author, It''s all in How You Phrase it - How to Communicate Effectively in the Workplace and Prevent Conflict Among Employees, February 2010
  • Author, Child Support, Spousal Support and Medical Support Withholding: What Employers Need to Know, December 2009
  • Presenter, "Substance Abuse and the Courts: Do We Help the Parents or Protect the Children?" Share the Vision Conference 2009 - Charleston, WV, November 18, 2009
  • Presenter, "Guardian ad Litem's and CASA: Who''s Looking After the Children?" Share the Vision Conference - Charleston, WV, November 15, 2006

Community Affiliations

  • Secretary, Facilities Corp. Board - Kappa Alpha Theta, Epsilon Omega Chapter
  • Former Member, CASA for Children, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Former Member, YWCA Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Sexual Assault Help Center Board of Directors
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