Richard M. Yurko , Jr. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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Richard M. Yurko , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Richard "Dink" Yurko concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law litigation and insurance fraud. Mr. Yurko has tried over 50 jury cases throughout the State of West Virginia and in federal court and has argued appeals in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Yurko serves as the firm’s Education Law Team leader. 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Employment discrimination
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Education law
  • Insurance fraud

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Employment Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar
  • Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

INDUSTRY/ CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS

  • Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Education Committee, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary, Bridgeport Kiwanis
  • Past Treasurer, Board of Directors, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Past President, City of Bridgeport’s Firemen’s Civil Service Commission
  • Former Member, Harrison County Civil Service Commission for Correctional Officers
  • Former President, Bridgeport Kiwanis

AWARDS / HONORS

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2002 Lawyer Citizen of the Year, West Virginia State Bar Foundation
  • Senior Student Works Editor, West Virginia Law Review

West Virginia UniversityMPA 1984United States Air Force AcademyBS 1975West Virginia UniversityJ.D. 1984

Office Location

400 White Oaks Boulevard
Bridgeport, WV 26330
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Morgantown Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Morgantown Metro Area
Richard M. Yurko, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Richard M. Yurko, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male