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  • Charleston, WV

Richard D. “Ky” Owen

Attorney Biography

Mr. Owen’s practice involves civil litigation, employment law, and general corporate law.

Profile Information

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  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Personal: Ky is married to Tammy Owen, who is also a partner at the firm. They have a son, Aaron, and a daughter, Sierra Ferrell. In 2016, Ky published his first book, “None Call Me Dad.”

Practice Details

  • Representing individuals and businesses in civil litigation, commercial disputes, fraud claims, insurance coverage disputes, employment discrimination matters, oil and gas/mineral leases, antitrust, and other contract and tort actions, including class actions
  • Representing banks, mortgage lenders, servicers and finance companies in litigation, both as lead counsel and local counsel
  • Counseling businesses regarding employment matters and policies
  • Counseling clients in commercial transactions and contract matters, including acquisitions, limited liability company and partnership agreements, real estate leases, and related matters
  • Representing contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in mechanic’s lien claims
  • Representing clients in connection with appeals in state and federal court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Section of Dispute Resolution
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kanawha County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower state courts


  • B.A., Journalism and Economics, Michigan State University, 1981
  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law with honors, 1984; Law Review

Martingale-Hubbell rating: Distinguished

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