Dinsmore’s Ray Harrell, Jr. Elected President of Kanawha County Bar Association
Dinsmore and Shohl’s Raymond L. Harrell Jr. has been voted president of the Kanawha County Bar Association (KCBA). He will serve a one-year term.
Harrell is a labor and employment and government relations attorney whose practice focuses on employment litigation and registered lobbying work. He regularly represents companies in the areas of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, deliberate intent, unemployment appeals, unfair labor practice, and general litigation.
“It is truly an honor to serve as President of the Kanawha County Bar Association,” said Harrell. “Having one of the highest concentrations of attorneys in West Virginia, fostering collegiality amongst the legal profession will remain our primary goal. The KCBA has a rich tradition of serving our fellow Kanawha County attorneys across all practice areas by providing engaging CLE and networking opportunities that appeal to our diverse membership. We look forward to continuing our work in this area by collaborating with the judiciary, the West Virginia State Bar, and our counterparts across the country to maximize our participation and engagement.”
The KCBA represents the over 1,700 attorneys residing or practicing in Kanawha County, which is the most populous county in West Virginia and includes the state capital of Charleston. The KCBA maintains the honor and dignity of the legal profession, promotes the administration of justice, encourages a high standard for the professional conduct of lawyers in Kanawha County, and cultivates fellowship among its members. Each year, the KCBA hosts several events for Kanawha County attorneys, including CLE presentations, social events, and the Opening of Court ceremonies for the Circuit Court of Kanawha County.
Harrell is currently serving a three-year term on the Capitol Market board of directors, is the chair for the Young Lawyers division of the West Virginia Bar Association and a founding member of Clay Center Legal Society. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida, where he received book awards for obtaining the highest grades in his legal writing and moot court courses.