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Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C. is a small, client-centered law firm providing mediation services and legal services, with offices located in South Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia. Brenda Waugh opened her law office in the Eastern Panhandle in September of 2000 after a successful career in public service.  Since that time, she has provided assistance to hundreds of families with their legal problems ranging from car accidents, insurance disputes, crime victim’s compensation, consumer issues and civil rights.

Ms. Waugh is an attorney with over twenty years of experience working for the people of West Virginia.  She is excited to bring that experience to work on your case.  A native of Princeton, West Virginia, she graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1982.  She graduated from West Virginia University Law School in 1987 and in 2009 earned a Masters Degree in Conflect Resolution from Eastern Mennonite University. She is licensed to practice in West Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    19 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    8 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    22 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    19 years
  5. Family: 5%
    22 years



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142 N. Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV, 25401

202 N. Charles Street
Charles Town, WV, 25414-1510



DCActive 201005/24/2015
WVAuthorized to practice law198711/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of MeritWest Virginia State Bar1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and MediatorBrenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.2000 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorEastern Mennonite University2012 - 2012
Adjunct LecturerWest Virginia University2010 - 2011
AttorneyManford and Waugh, PLLC1999 - 2000
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyBerkeley County Prosecuting Attorney1998 - 1999
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKanawha County Prosecuting Attorney1994 - 1998
Counsel to the CommitteeWest Virginia Senate Judiciary1993 - 1998
ClerkWest Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals1992 - 1993
AttorneyLegal Aid Society of Charleston1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Academy of Criminal Justice SciencesMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember2008 - Present
West Virginia Supreme Court Oversight BoardMember1995 - 1996
West Virginia Juvenile Justice CommitteeMember1995 - 1996
West Virginia State Bar Commission on Children and the LawChairperson1991 - 1994
West Virginia State BarMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel. Games-Neely v. Sanders, 212 W.Va. 710, 575 S.E.2d 320 (2002).Statute was declared unconstitutional and defendant was not prosecuted.
State ex rel. Dillon v. Egnor,188 W.Va. 221, 43 S.E.2d 624 (1992)The Court ruled that due process required that the litigant be permitted to file for divorce, pro se
State ex rel. Pries v. Watt, 186 W. Va. 49, 410 S.E.2d 285 (1991).The Court granted the writ, holding that the defendant did not have sufficient contact with West Virginia to confer jurisdiction.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington University Journal of Law and PolicyFinding the End Words-A Search for Restorative Justice2011
Journal of Legal EducationA Theory of Employment Discrimination1990
Yale Journal of Law and FeminismRepro-Woman, A View of the Labyrinth from the Lithotomy Position1990
Legal Studies ForumWhen Did We Last Meet?1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Eastern Mennonite UniversityConflict TransformationM.A.2007
West Virginia UniversityN/AJ.D.1987
University of VirginiaTheater ArtsB.A.1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Ontario.Illuminating Justice: Reflections on a Search for Restorative Justice After the Virginia Tech Tragedy2011
Virginia Mediation Network, Richmond, Virginia,The Custody Battle: Employing Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice in Mediation in Child Custody Conflicts2010
West Virginia State Bar, Flatwoods, West VirginiaRestorative Justice and Civil Mediation.2009
Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Annual Conference, Harrisburg, Pennslyvania, May 2009.The Custody Battle: Employing Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice in Mediation in Child Custody Conflicts.2009
National Conference on Restorative Justice, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May, 2009.OWEHA: Six Characters in Search of Justice.2009
Florida State University, Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida,Architecture and Justice.2009
First Friday: WebinarMediation for Victims of Domestic Violence: A Restorative Justice Approach2009
Child Welfare League of America, Annual Conference, Washington D.C.,The Role of the Professional in the Family Group Conference.2009
Association for Conflict Resolution, Annual Conference, Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Custody Battle: Employing Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice in Mediation in Child Custody Conflicts and The New Lawyer: From Swords to Plowshares.2009
University of Massachusettes, Biennial Conflict Studies ConferenceAlly and Atticus: Seeking the Restorative Lawyer.2008