Firm Overview

Schrader, Byrd & Companion, PLLC, has a distinguished history of providing exceptional legal services for almost a century to clients in litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning, and other practice areas.  We provide skilled legal services and representation in a cost-effective and efficient manner for individuals and businesses alike.  The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants, buyers and sellers, debtors and creditors, lenders and borrowers, and testators and heirs.  Our diverse client base includes Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, steelworkers, and the indigent.  The firm also serves as local counsel for some of the world’s most prominent law firms.

We have tried cases in state and federal courts throughout West Virginia and have argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court.

Our success is due to the quality of our lawyers and staff.  We are experienced, aggressive, energetic, and innovative.  We strive to be prompt and accommodating.  We have diverse backgrounds, personalities, and interests.  We have different legal talents and various approaches to resolving problems.  We coordinate and collaborate with clients to achieve their goals.  We use sophisticated technology and professional education to continue our legacy.  The firm includes a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and lawyers selected for inclusion in West Virginia Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®.  Our paralegals, assistants, and other staff members work to pursue our client’s goals and are highly valued members of our team.

The firm’s alumni have gone on to become state and federal trial judges and Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.  Today, our colleagues include two former United States Attorneys for the Northern District of West Virginia.

The firm has a proven track record of providing pro bono legal services to benefit the indigent and a deep commitment to volunteering at local charities to strengthen our community

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Ray Byrd

Ray Byrd has been with the firm since 1970. He works on commercial, real estate, business organization, and estate planning matters as well as litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law.

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