Charity K. Lawrence
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4056
mobile 304.382.2223
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Ms. Lawrence’s primary areas of practice are general litigation, including personal injury, asbestos, products liability and workers' compensation litigation.


  • Marshall University, B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2004
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2007
  • University of Virginia National Trial Advocacy College, 2012


  • Representing clients in general litigation matters
  • Defending employers in workers’ compensation claims related to workplace injuries, occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis and hearing loss
  • Representing clients in asbestos litigation, toxic tort, and mass consolidation cases
  • Defending clients against personal injury, wrongful death and products liability claims, including deliberate intent and premise liability lawsuits in toxic tort litigation
  • Representing clients in insurance defense and personal injury litigation
Asbestos Litigation Insurance Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation Medical Monitoring Product Liability Litigation Toxic Tort Litigation Workers' Compensation


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Vice-Chair, Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability General Committee, American Bar Association
  • Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employer Liability Committee
  • Member Designee, Southeast Region, National Workers Compensation Defense Network
  • Defense Research Institute: Former Publications Vice Chair, Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee
  • Former Chair, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Insurance Law Committee

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, "Workers' Compensation and the Telecommuter," National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Southeastern Regional Conference, May 5, 2023
  • Panelist, “Look Before You Leap: Analyzing Differences in Compensability of Workplace Injuries,” National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, September 21, 2021
  • Panelist, National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network State Sidebar 2020, November 6, 2020
  • Panelist, “End of 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session—A review of significant new laws,” April 2016
  • Co-Author, West Virginia Chapter, Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Second Edition, 2015
  • Author, “Attorneys’ Fees and Prosecuting Bad Faith/UTPA Cases,” DTCWV Spring Newsletter, 2014
  • Co-Author, “ABA Amends Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Address Changes Brought by Technology and Globalization,” Professionalism Perspectives, Vol. 14 No. 1, a publication of DRI, May 2013
  • Co-Author, “Insuring Your Growing Assets in the Appalachian Shale Plays,” The Shale Play Today, November 2012

Community Involvement

  • Church at the Depot Board of Trustees
  • Former Member, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Committee
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