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About Me

Kirk H. Bottner was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A Graduate of Ridgewood High School, Kirk moved to West Virginia in 1988 to attend West Virginia University. Kirk graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude. After taking a year off from school to travel and visiting 49 of the 50 states, Kirk returned to West Virginia attending the West Virginia University School of Law from 1993 to 1996. Kirk received his Juris Doctorate in 1996 and moved to Weston, West Virginia where he practiced law for three years. In 1999, the Bottner family relocated to the eastern panhandle and in 2001 Kirk founded The Law Office of Kirk H. Bottner, PLLC located in Charles Town, West Virginia.


Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
  4. Child Support: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David Pearson Skillman

    Kirk is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever met. He thinks fast on his feet and is a bull dog at trial. In my opinion, Kirk is one of the finest trial lawyers in West Virginia. Kirk is equally adept in his handling of bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, and general civil litigation.


    David Skillman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Bottner & Skillman, Attorneys at Law

Po Box 344
Charles Town, WV, 25414-0344

Bottner & Skillman, Attorneys at Law

116 W. Washington St., Ste. 2A
Charles Town, WV, 25414



WVAuthorized to practice law199608/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimanded
    issued in WV, 2011


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the Best Bankruptcy AttorneysThe Martinsburg Journal2015
Best of the Best Bankruptcy AttorneysThe Martinsburg Journal2014
Best of the Best Bankruptcy AttorneysThe Martinsburg Journal2013
Best of the Best Bankruptcy AttorneysThe Martinsburg Journal2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBottner & Skillman, Attorneys at Law1997 - 2015
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Consumer Law CenterMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992