Sarah E. Kowalkowski
Senior Attorney
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4096
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Ms. Kowalkowski’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law.


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


  • 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 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in arbitration
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to employers dealing with employment issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Representing corporations in contract disputes
Labor & Employment Law Litigation


  • William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
  • Regional Champion, ABA Labor & Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Best Trial Brief, South Texas Mock Trial Challenge


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


Personal Interests

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