Karin  - L. - Weingart

Karin L. Weingart

  • Member
  • Chair, Federal Black Lung Practice Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3851 - office
304.545.5742 - mobile


  • Youngstown State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1986
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Ohio (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (inactive)
Ms. Weingart’s primary areas of practice are federal black lung, workers' compensation and general litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of employers in workers’ compensation claims related to occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis, hearing loss and injury
  • Representation of employers in appellate proceedings before the Office of Judges, Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, including oral arguments before the Supreme Court
  • Defense of employers at all levels of litigation related to Federal Black Lung claims
  • Provide advice and training to third-party administrators, insurance companies and self-insured employers regarding West Virginia workers’ compensation law, claims administration and litigation
  • Coordination of defense of mass filings of workers’ compensation occupational disease claims related to asbestos exposure filed with the Ohio Industrial Commission
  • Drafted legislation for workers’ compensation reform before the West Virginia Legislature in 2003
  • Defense of class action product liability and toxic tort lawsuits
  • Served as defense liaison counsel in asbestos litigation in both a national counsel and local counsel capacity
  • Taught legal communications, written and oral advocacy, at The University of Akron School of Law


  • American Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions

  • Named the Best Lawyers in America's 2013 Charleston-WV Workers'' Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney