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Bernard E. Layne, III

Personal injury Attorney at Charleston, WV

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 3 years
    West Virginia - WV 24 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Bernard

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Any medical practitioner, whether they are a physician, surgeon, obstetrician, oncologist, nurse, anesthesiologist or other professional, is expected to administer treatment according to an accepted standard of care. When they breach that duty to their patient and provide treatment that is substandard, the results can be devastating and can lead to permanent injury, loss of life, and other severe consequences.

  2. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Cases of abuse or neglect are far too common and the elderly resident can suffer very serious consequences, both mentally and physically.

  3. Personal injury
    Many types of serious injuries result from the dangerous, reckless, or illegal behavior of another party. A serious injury can mean months of treatment and care, surgeries, and rehabilitation with no possibility of being able to work and earn a living.

  4. Social Security & Disability
    If a person suffers from medical or psychological problems, he or she has the right to seek SSDI/SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration makes it very difficult and denies more than half the claims filed. Many people file a claim and are anxiously waiting for their benefits only to get a denial letter.

Have you been injured due to a car collision, dog bite or negligence? You need an experienced and caring attorney who will seek the compensation you deserve. Contact Attorney Bernard E. Layne, III for assistance with your case immediately.

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Posted by Lee | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mani Ellis & Layne, if you haven't hired this law firm yet, you're doing it wrong.
After my auto accident I had broken bones torn ligaments and other injuries. I had to manage doctor's appointments, physical therapy and surgical consult visits constantly. The one thing I didn't have to worry about was my legal case. Mani Ellis & Layne took care of all of it and kept me up to date constantly. I never felt at any time that their top priority was anything other than what was best for me and my family. Kim is who we worked with the majority of the time and I cannot find enough kind words to say about her. She is truly a fantastic person! Mani Ellis & Layne has not only earned a lifetime client, they have earned my trust.
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Posted by Tracey | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated to Winning for his clients.
Attorney Bernard Layne III handled what quickly evolved into a complex medical malpractice case for me. His professionalism, competence and communication were top notch throughout my experience. He really made me feel like he understood and was with me fully in seeking legal resolution for my injuries. He was very thorough and attentive in building a case that would have withstood the rigors of a trial. I never felt dismissed or like I was "just another case number" with him or his Paralegal Kim. We were able to settle my case early and to my satisfaction. I would certainly work with this attorney again, should I ever have a need that fell within his areas of legal expertise.
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  • Contingency 25%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)


  • The University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999
  • University of Charleston
  • Bachelors
  • 1992
  • Ohio State University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Parkersburg Catholic High School
  • Diploma
  • N/A
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  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Past President's Award
  • Bernard Ellis
  • 2014
  • 2014 Alumnus of the Year Award
  • Bernard Ellis
  • 2014

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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bernard Layne is a trustworthy attorney who works tirelessly to defend the rights of his clients."
Personal injury
Personal injury

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Charleston Personal injury Lawyer Bernard E. Layne, III
Bernard E. Layne, III
Personal injury Attorney
Charleston, WV
Licensed for 24 years