Sarah E. Kowalkowski
Senior Attorney
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4096
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Community Involvement
  • Personal Interests
  • Resources
  • Results

Ms. Kowalkowski’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law.

Education

  • Elon University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2013
  • William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2016

Experience

  • Representing clients in labor and employment litigation matters involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, the West Virginia Patient Safety Act, and other federal and state employment laws
  • Representing employers in class action wage and hour litigation
  • Representing clients in matters pending before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and in arbitration
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to employers dealing with employment issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures
  • Representing corporations in contract disputes

     
Labor & Employment Law Litigation

Distinctions

  • Named on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
  • Regional Champion, ABA Labor & Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Best Trial Brief, South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

     

Community Involvement

  • Disability Rights of West Virginia’s Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council
  • Mentor, William & Mary Law Co-Counsel Program

 

Personal Interests

  • Traveling
  • Needlepoint
  • Peloton
  • Reading
  • Musical theatre
  • Philadelphia Eagles football
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