Karen E. Kahle - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Karen E. Kahle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 304-231-0441

Karen Kahle's practice is devoted to litigation, with a focus on commercial actions, product liability, class actions, and mass torts. She heads the firm's Class Action & Mass Torts Team. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Kahle was a registered pharmacist and practiced pharmacy full-time from 1982 to 1987.


·         Represented international electrical manufacturer in seeking to quash records subpoena from state attorney general

·         Federal jury trial for school board in high profile litigation alleging sexual discrimination by high school teacher against student

·         Represented pharmacist in consumer protection act complaint filed by state attorney general over internet pharmacy practice

·         Represented equine massage therapist against state agency over re-instatement of a work permit

·         Represent natural gas transmission and storage company in numerous property protection and commercial matters

·         Served as trial counsel through verdict in several dozen medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death matters

·         Prepared and argued numerous motions for summary judgment

·         Served as defense liaison counsel for hospital defendants in statewide class action over medical records copying costs

·         Counseled employers concerning duties under Controlled Substance Act

·         Represented manufacturers and distributors in various product liability actions and class actions

First Judicial Circuit Public Defenders CorporationWest Va. State Bar Committee on Lawyer Assistance and Intervention

Office Location

1233 Main Street, Suite 3000
P.O. Box 751
Wheeling, WV 26003-0751
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Morgantown Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Morgantown Metro Area
Karen E. Kahle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Karen E. Kahle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female