A litigation boutique representing clients in Federal and State courts throughout West Virginia...

Eric L Silkwood

Mr. Silkwood concentrates his practice on matters related to coal mine health and safety, MSHA, OSHA, workplace injury and premises liability.  Eric is frequently involved in the defense of employers in the coal, oil, gas, timber, construction, mining and drilling fields, including providing counsel on MSHA and OSHA regulatory issues and incidents involving workplace injury.


  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D. (2006)
  • West Virginia University, B.S., Journalism (Advertising) (2002)
  • Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review
    • The Downlow on Kelo: How an Expansive Interpretation of the Public Use Clause has Opened the Floodgates for Eminent Domain Abuse, 109 W.Va. Law Rev. 493
  • Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso, PLLC (2006-2010)
    • Controlling Liability After an Accident, West Virginia Motor Truck Association, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Fall 2007).
  • Bar Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court
    • West Virginia
    • Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Council
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF)
  • The Big John Manumaleuna Foundation (Board Member)
  • West Virginia Chaos U-18 Travel Soccer Team Coach.

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Eric L Silkwood

Allen Guthrie & Thomas, PLLC
P.O. Box 3394
Charleston, WV 25333

(304) 720-4293
(304) 345-9941 (fax)

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