A native of Chattaroy, Mingo County, West
Virginia, Rob has lived in Chapmanville, Logan
County, for over 20 years.  After serving nearly
10 years as a trooper with the  
West Virginia
State Police, he returned to West Virginia
University to attend the
WVU College of Law.  
Rob believes that his training and experience as
a state policeman help in his investigation and
representation of clients in criminal cases as
well as serious car crash and truck crash cases.  

In addition to his representation of clients in
personal injury cases, such as car crashes and
truck crashes, Rob represents clients in wrongful
death cases, mining accident cases, property
damage cases, employment law cases and
insurance law cases; he also represents clients in
family law matters such as divorce, child custody
and adoptions.

Rob also provides representation to small
businesses throughout southern West Virginia.
Robert B. "Rob" Kuenzel
Representative Cases:

Bryant v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 1651846, S.D.W.Va., June
04, 2007 (No. Civ. A.  2:06-1031).

Young v. Appalachian Power Co., F.Supp.2d, 2008 WL 4571819, S.D.W.Va., August 10, 2008
(No. Civ. A. 2:07-479).

Sate v. Messer, 223 W.Va. 197, 672 S.E.2d 333, December 10, 2008 (No. 33870).

Caudill v. CCBCC, Inc., 651 F.Supp.2d 499, S.D.W.Va., August 17, 2009 (No. Civ. A. 2:08-
1202).

State v. Jessie, 225 W.Va. 21, 689 S.E.2d 21, November 24, 2009 (No. 34589).

State v. Likens, Docket No.: 100383, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (June 1,
2010, withdrawn at Petitioner’s request).

In Re: D.C., Z.M., and A.M., III, Docket No.: 11-0080, Supreme Court of Appeals of West
Virginia (May 16, 2011).

Brett Childress v. WV State Police, Docket No.: 11-0329, Supreme Court of Appeals of
West Virginia (March 9, 2012).

Howes v. Logan County Board of Education, 2010-1185 LogEd.  Successfully represented a
service personnel member before the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board.


Other Notable Cases:

Mullins v. CSX, 04-C-82, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successful jury trial
resulting in money damages for clients whose home was damaged by falling tree situate on
defendant's right-of-way.  

Ammar v. WV Department of Highway, 04-C-259, Circuit Court of Logan County, West
Virginia.  Successfully sought extraordinary relief against the WV Department of Highways for
failing to adequately maintain drainage lines along its right-of-way.

Stanley v. Walsh, 05-C-AP-31, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successful
bench trial verdict defending client in breach of contract case (The "Duck Picture Case").

Ellis v. Eastern American Energy Corporation, 2005-C-262, Circuit Court of Boone County,
West Virginia. Successful jury trial resulting in money damages for client whose surface
property was damaged as a result of a gas drilling operation.

State v. Colegrove, 06-F-6, Circuit Court of Mingo County, West Virginia.  Successful criminal
jury trial resulting in not guilty verdict.

Rose v. Toparis, 06-C-42, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successful bench trial
verdict defending client in Will Contest/Property Dispute.

State v. Jessie, 07-F-10, Circuit Court of Mingo County, West Virginia, 225 W.Va. 21, 689 S.E.
2d 21, November 24, 2009 (No. 34589).   Jury verdict of Unlawful Assault, lesser included
offense than Malicious Assault as charged.

State v. Bailey, 07-F-53, Circuit Court of Mingo County, West Virginia.  Successful criminal
jury trial resulting in not guilty verdict.

State v. Blankenship, 07-M-3312, Magistrate Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  
Successful criminal bench trial resulting in not guilty verdict.

Campbell v. Henson Excavating, 08-C-AP-8, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  
Successful bench trial verdict defending small business client in breach of contract claim.  

Clay v. Maynard, 08-C-15, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successful bench
trial verdict for client in Boundary Line/Property Dispute.

State v. Adkins, 08-M-4197, Magistrate Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successful
criminal jury trial resulting in not guilty verdict.

Young v. Appalachian Power Co., F.Supp.2d, 2008 WL 4571819, S.D.W.Va., August 10, 2008
(No. Civ. A. 2:07-479).  Successfully moved the Court for Summary Judgment in a trespass case
wherein the defendant was operating on the plaintiffs' property without a valid right-of-way
agreement. .

Kuenzel v. U.S. Bank, 10-C-117, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successfully
moved the Court for Summary Judgment in a breach of contract case involving wrongful
declination of convenience checks issued by defendant.

Goff v. Little League, 10-C-160, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successfully
enjoined defendant from prohibiting a player from participating in post-season play due to a
residency requirement; ultimately, the Court's Order was vacated by agreement of the parties.

McCoy v. Thompson, 10-C-281, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  Successfully
moved the Court for Summary Judgment in a boundary line/adverse possession case.

Howes v. Logan County Board of Education, 2010-1185 LogEd.  Successfully represented a
service personnel member before the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board.

Johansen v. Williamson, 10-C-324, Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.  
Successfully moved the Court for Summary Judgment in a boundary line/property dispute case.

State v. Williams, 11 - C-154,  Circuit Court of Logan County, West Virginia.   Jury verdict of
2nd Degree Murder, lesser offense than 1st Degree Murder as charged.

State v. Light, 12-M-1447-1449; 12-M-1473-1474; 12-M-1523-1525, Magistrate Court of  
Boone County, West Virginia.  Successful criminal trial resulting in not guilty verdict on 7 of 8
charges.
Education:
B.S., in Social Studies Education, West Virginia University, 1988.
A.A.S., in Police Science,
Marshall University, 1990.  
M.S., in Criminal Justice,
Marshall University, 1994.
J.D.,
West Virginia University College of Law, 2001.

Professional Involvement/Training:
Mental Hygiene Commissioner for Logan County, West Virginia.
City of Logan, Municipal Judge, Logan, West Virginia.
Town of Chapmanville, Municipal Attorney, Chapmanville, West Virginia.
Member,
West Virginia State Bar.
Member, American Association for Justice.
Member, Logan County Bar Association.
Member, Mingo County Bar Association.
Member, West Virginia State Bar Unlawful Practice Committee.
Member, West Virginia State Bar Regional Fee Dispute Grievance Committee.
Conducts divorce clinics for indigent family law clients at
Legal Aid of West Virginia,.
Graduate,
National Trial Advocacy College,  University of Virginia School of Law, 2009.

Community Involvement:
Central United Baptist Church, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and youth leader.
Former Webelos Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 28, Chapmanville, West Virginia.
Coach, Chapmanville All Girls Basketball League.
Coach,
Coalfield Youth Soccer League.

Teaching & Lecturing:
National Business Institute, June 20, 2012, Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events
(Changing Firm Affiliation).
Bar Admissions:
West Virginia Bar .
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia .
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit.

Litigation percentage:
95% of practice devoted to litigation
Kuenzel & Associates, PLLC        
Attorneys          304.310.4263
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and small businesses throughout
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