Becky leads a diverse practice spanning both sides of litigation for plaintiffs and defendants involving a variety of legal issues. “I like the diversity and challenge of litigation,” Becky said. “I like figuring out problems and identifying the issues that need to be resolved.”
A graduate of West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a published member of the West Virginia Law Review, Becky has practiced throughout West Virginia in both state and federal courts. Her past practice included cases involving general insurance defense, insurance coverage analysis, bad faith, and personal injury.
Upon joining Bailey & Glasser, Becky continued to litigate cases for plaintiffs and defendants for a variety of claims, including complex commercial transactions, personal injury and wrongful death, and construction defects.
She successfully handled the defense of an employer in an intentional tort case involving 33 employees alleging exposure to toxic chemicals, winning dismissal of all claims. She secured a verdict of more than $900,000 in a claim for an employee who sued his employer for age discrimination. More recently, she has represented a regional telecommunications company in a case brought before the West Virginia Public Service Commission in obtaining partial relief under a contract with a competitor.
“I like the investigative aspect of litigation,” Becky said. “Reviewing documents to try to tease together the claims or defenses of the client is so important. Really knowing the documents is the most important part of what we do as far as being prepared.”
Howell v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, et al.
Our lawyers obtained a plaintiff’s verdict of $915,288.00 against Lockheed Martin Corporation for alleged age discrimination involving a former employee with approximately 35 years of accredited service to the company. Following an almost three day trial, the jury awarded our client damages for past lost income, future lost pension benefits and emotional distress. The matter was later resolved by a confidential settlement, and the judgment order was vacated.
West Virginia, 2001
Judicial Extern, Chief Judge Irene Keeley, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2001
Memberships and Affiliations
West Virginia Bar
Harrison County Bar Association
The Exhaustion Doctrine Should Not Be A Doctrine With Exceptions, National Coal Issue of the WV Law Review, 103 W. Va. L. Rev. 261 (2001)
McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, LC, West Virginia, 2002-2008
Huddleston, Bolen, Beatty, Porter, & Copen, West Virginia, 2001-2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2001