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Evan Olds

Evan Olds


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Areas of Practice


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, J.D., May 2013
    • Executive Notes Editor, West Virginia Law Review
    • Best Note Award, West Virginia Law Review
    • CALI Award, Issues in Energy Law
    • General Clinic
  • Concord University, Athens, West Virginia, B.A., May 2009
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Pre-law
    • Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List

Evan Olds was born in Maine and raised in Lewisburg, West Virginia, a hometown he cherishes. He earned his B.A. in English from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, where he studied as a Promise Scholar and graduated cum laude. At Concord, Evan placed second in the 2007 Phi Alpha Delta national mock trial competition. Evan thereafter studied law at West Virginia University College of Law, where he served on the West Virginia Law Review as Executive Notes Editor and won the Best Note Award for his Note, Give It To Me Uniformly: West Virginia Wants Initial Disclosure. Evan also participated in the WVU College of Law Clinic, which, during his tenure, was one of seven recipients of the 2012 Super Lawyer Pro Bono Award. After law school, Evan clerked for Judge Louis H. Bloom for three years, during which time he handled a panoply of matters from civil litigation to administrative appeals to extraordinary writs.

Licensed and practicing in West Virginia and Maryland, Evan maintains a broad civil litigation and insurance defense practice as listed below.

Evan currently resides in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with his wife and infant son, and he enjoys playing music throughout West Virginia and surrounding areas with his family in his (dwindling) spare time.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 2013-2016

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2020
  • Maryland, 2020
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2023

Representative Cases

  • Wyer v. Town of Ridgeley et al., Civil Action No. 3:22-cv-00145 (N.D.W. Va. 2024)
  • Judy v. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Hardy County Civil Action 20-C-28 (2023)
  • Hathaway v. Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia Human Rights Commission Docket No. EREL-43-22 (2023)
  • Hathaway v. Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, Barbour County Civil Action No. 22-AA-1 (2023)
  • Gordon v. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department et al., Jefferson County Civil Action No. 22-C-112 (2023)
  • Orso v. City of Logan et al, Mingo County Civil Action No. CC-23-2020-C-22 (2022)
  • Findley v. Findley-Shoemaker, Berkeley County Civil Action No. CC-02-2018-C-367 (2021)
  • Jenkins v. Kinser, Civil Action No. 3:21-cv-00078 (N.D.W. Va. 2021)
  • Wilkinson et al. v. W. Va. State Office of the Governor, 857 S.E.2d 599 (W. Va. 2021)
  • Braxton v. City of Buckhannon, Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-38 (N.D.W. Va. 2021).
  • McCartney v. Dollar General, Civil Action No. 5:19-CV-329 (N.D.W. Va. 2021).
  • Omega v. Davis, No. 19-0349, 2021 W. Va. LEXIS 145 (Mar. 26, 2021)
  • Conley v. Wandling et al., Logan County Civil Action No. 19-C-107 (2021)
  • Maliki v. City of Parkersburg, Civil Action No. 2:19-cv-00520 (S.D.W. Va. 2021)
  • Morris et al. v. W. Va. State Office of the Governor et al., Civil Action No. 5:19-cv-339 (N.D.W. Va. 2020)
  • Mehta. v. Judge Sean Maynard, Civil Action No. 3:19-cv-177 (N.D.W. Va. 2020)
  • Johnson v. Parkersburg Police Dep't, Civil Action No. 2:19-cv-00342, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118853 (S.D. W. Va. 2020)
  • Hurley v. Town of Gilbert, Mingo County Civil Action No. 19-C-135 (2020)
  • State ex rel. Mun. Water Works v. Swope, No. 19-0404, 2019 W. Va. LEXIS 485 (Oct. 18, 2019)
  • Stone v. City of Parsons, Tucker County Civil Action No. 18-C-22 (2019)
  • Thomas v. Logan County Board of Education, Logan County Civil Action No. 18-C-220 (2019)
  • City of Marmet v. Hunter, No. 17-0493, 2018 W. Va. LEXIS 409 (May 17, 2018)
  • Burkhamer v. City of Smithers, Fayette County Civil Action No. 17-C-10 (2017)

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