Richard Yurko

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US

Richard “Dink” M. 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 and chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee.


  • Sought summary judgment on behalf of major energy producer, involving more than 100 cases and 200 plaintiffs, including multiple claims of negligence and nuisance
  • Defended Board of Education in high profile suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging violation of the separation of church and state
  • Represents Boards of Education in grievance hearings, in matters before the Grievance Board, in employment matters, and in civil litigation
  • Defended colleges and universities, as well as affiliated organizations, in grievances, faculty tenure matters and employment matters

Education :

  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • M.P.A. West Virginia University
  • B.S. United States Air Force Academy


  • Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation 2017
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Lawyer Citizen of the Year, West Virginia Bar Foundation 2002
  • Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, West Virginia State Bar
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Harrison County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Harrison County Civil Service Commission for Correctional Officers
  • Past Treasurer, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Past Chair, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Past Vice Chair and Campaign Chair, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities


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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US
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