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Lyne Ranson


Practice Areas:

  • Family Law 100%
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation for Family Law

Current Employment Position

  • Owner/Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1982


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Named to Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Selected as "Outstanding Trial Advocate"
  • Salem College, Salem, West Virginia
    • B.S. - 1974
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Harvard Law Negotiation Course with Professor Roger Fisher (2002)
  • Mediation Family Law Course West Virginia (1998)
  • Mediation Family Law Course Florida 2001


  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Family Law Attorneys

Classes & Seminars

  • Family Law Institute (Morgantown, WV), "New trends in alimony" (September 2005)
  • ABA Family Law CLE (Scottsdale, AZ) , "Top 5 Tips" (Oct. 2007)
  • WVU College of Law CLE family law (Morgantown) , "Building an Alimony Case from Scratch" (August 2008)
  • NBI — Family Law Program (Charleston, WV) , "Navigating Complex Asset Cases" (January 2009)
  • NBI -- Family Law (Charleston, WV), "Determining an Equitable Outcome" (July 2009)
  • ABA CLE (Montreal, Canada) , "Taking the family out of the Family Business" (October 2009)
  • WV Trial Lawyers Association (Charleston, WV), "What happens when your personal injury client files for divorce" (February 2010)
  • NBI Family Law Program (Charleston, WV), "Dissipation of Marital Property" (September 2011)
  • National CLE Conference LEI (Colorado) — Family Law CLE , "5 Ways to attack a Prenuptial Agreement" (January 2012)
  • WV State Bar Bridge the Gap presentation on Family Law , (Feb 2019)
  • WV State Bar presentation on “Mediation in Family Law” , (July 2019)
  • Colorado LEI presentation on “Toxic Clients” , (January 2020)

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council and CLE-Co-Chair
  • West Virginia State Bar, Family Law Committee, Chair
  • Kanawha County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, Chair
  • AAML, Board of Governors
  • AAML, Chair, Chapter Leaders
  • AAML, Vice Chair, Membership Committee
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Chair Elect
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former CLE Co-Chair
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former Council member
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former Chair, Alimony Committee
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former Chair, Marital Property Committee
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former Finance Committee
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Former Nominating Committee
  • ABA, Family Law Section, Trial Advocacy Institute Instructor
  • West Virginia State Family Law Bar, Chair, 2010 to Present
  • Kanawha County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, Chair, 2011 to Present
  • Trial Advocacy Skills Course Instructor, West Virginia College of Law, (from beginning of summer Trial Ad course until it ceased)
  • University of Charleston, Paralegal Instructor, 1988 to Present