William E. Robinson


A tested employment litigator, Bill brings nearly 35 years of successful experience to the table for natural resource, aluminum, manufacturing, commercial and service industry clients facing complex labor and employment issues. Throughout his career, he has focused his practice on the representation of management in single or multiple plaintiff and class action employment litigation before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the West Virginia Human Rights Commission. He has defended clients in a variety of matters, including claims of sex, race, disability, age, safety and other employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual and racial harassment, breach of employment contract, workers’ compensation claims, and violations of ERISA and the FMLA. Bill also has extensive experience litigating West Virginia’s unique "deliberate intent" employment actions, having successfully represented employers in dozens of such cases arising from serious workplace injuries and toxic tort/workplace exposures. He routinely represents and counsels management regarding workers’ compensation issues, non-competition agreements, employment policies and procedures, employment handbooks, supervisor training, hiring and firing issues, and disciplinary actions.

Bill's success results from his application of vast experience to client relationships founded on mutual trust and a full understanding of each client and its business. Always at the forefront are the client’s best interests and objectives, as well as the development of the solution or legal strategy that will most effectively and efficiently serve both.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 1983)
  • West Virginia University  (B.S., 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


  • West Virginia State Bar, Employment Law Committee
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Employment Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Children's Home Society of West Virginia, Board of Directors, officer 
  • Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley, Board of Directors
  • Glendale Pool, Inc., past president and board member
  • United Way of Central West Virginia, Capitol Club


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers® for Employment Litigation - Defense
  • Best Lawyers® for Employment Law - Management