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Omar D. Ahmad

Associate

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Areas of Practice

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2008
  • Marshall University, B.B.A., 2004

Omar was born in Iowa but grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated cum laude from Marshall University in December 2004, earning a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems. During his time at Marshall, Omar was a Resident Advisor and Vice President of the M.I.S. Student Representatives. Omar attended the West Virginia University College of Law after completing his studies at Marshall. At WVU, he was elected to the Ethics Council and served on the school’s Immigration Law Clinic, where he joined fellow members and professors in representing non-citizen clients in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Omar earned his J.D. from WVU in May 2008.

Omar spent most of his career on the plaintiff’s side of practice prior to joining the firm. He worked at Eves Law Firm in Huntington, where he represented clients on a range of federal and state civil matters including insurance claims, products liability, toxic tort, deliberate intent, wrongful death and civil rights claims. Omar also provided representation and counsel to individuals, families and companies seeking various humanitarian, family and employment-based immigration benefits, and takes pride in continuing that work to this day.

Omar lives in Huntington with his wife Lacey, their dog Nilla, and their cats Sookie and B.K. In his spare time, Omar enjoys playing soccer, travelling and spending time with his family and friends.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar, October 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2011
  • Cabell County Bar Association, October 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, August 2019

Professional Associations and Organizations

  • Huntington Human Relations Commission

Representative Cases

  • Beckley Oncology Associates, Inc. v. Rami Abumasmah, No. 19-1751 (W.Va. 2021)”(case of first impression in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit)

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