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Leman Walton Auvil

Leman Walton Auvil

also known as Walt, Auvil

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Class Action, Sexual Harassment

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
  2. Discrimination: 30%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 10%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 5%
  5. Class Action: 5%



Hourly ($400/hour), Contingent (33-50%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Phillip Shanon Isner

    I endorse this lawyer. Walt and I have had "sister" cases on a number of occasions. He is aggressive, fair minded, and always works very hard for his clients.


    Phillip Isner Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Naif Ellem

    Walt is an excellent lawyer with a tremendous amount of experience.


    John Ellem Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rusen & Auvil, PLLC

1208 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV, 26101



WVAuthorized to practice law198108/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerN/AN/A
Best LawyerN/AN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRusen & Auvil, PLLC1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Virginia State BarBoard of Governors2010 - 2013
West Virginia Association for JusticeBoard of Directors2009 - Present
West Virginia State Democratic Executive CommitteeMember2009 - Present
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2009 - Present
West Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2004 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Salvation Army Advisory BoardBoard MemberN/A
Workplace FairnessBoard of DirectorsN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
St. Peter v. AMPAK-DIVISION OF GATEWOOD PRODUCTS, INC.Settled during second appeal to WV Supreme Court
Beichler v. West Virginia University at ParkersburgSettled upon remand from WV Supreme Court
Marshall v. Manville Sales CorporationSettled on appeal by Defendants to WV Supreme Court

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment LawEmployment at Will, A State-by-State Survey2013
West Virginia Law ReviewProsecutorial Discovery: An Overview1981


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Alabama Association of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Annual ConferenceSelected Aspects of Independent Practice1991