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Eric’s Contact Information

304.347.4262 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Eric’s Secretary

Tracie Johns


Efficiency, knowledge and hands-on experience make Eric Thomas Frye an outstanding asset to the firm. A Southern West Virginia native, he’s keenly in tune with natural resources development and the resulting economic impact. Eric defends clients from unfair claims – with a sharp eye for lack of scientific data and misinformation.

Why do so many clients trust Eric? “When you combine hands-on experience with the first-class legal minds at Flaherty, you have a formula for cost-effective success.”

Eric’s focus includes Deliberate Intent, Negligence, Personal Injury, Regulatory issues and Employment-related issues such as Wrongful Termination and Discrimination. The most rewarding part of his practice? Providing insight to clients who may be lost in a jungle of administrative battles, or who believe they must take unfair punishment.

“Listening to my clients is the most important aspect of being an attorney. I listen, counsel, advise. There is no other way to do this job.”

Practice Concentrations:

  • Deliberate Intent
  • Workplace Liability
  • Mining Regulation
  • General Litigation
  • Occupational Safety & Health Regulation
  • Employment Law


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2008)
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Environmental Studies (2005)

Court Admissions:

  • West Virginia State Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Reported Cases:

  • Black Bear, LLP v. Halsey, No. 16-0232 & No. 16-0249, 2016 W. Va. LEXIS 972, 2016 WL 7210151 (W. Va. Dec. 12, 2016) (memorandum decision)
  • Bevins v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3998 (4th Cir. W. Va., Mar. 3, 2016)
  • Bevins v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173926 (S.D. W.Va. 2014)

Professional Involvement:

  • West Virginia Bar Association (2008)

Community Involvement:

  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (2010 – Present)
  • FSB Corporate Cup Co-Captain (2010 – Present)
  • Assistant Football Coach, Scott High School (2003-2007, 2012)
  • Assistant Track Coach, Scott High School (2009)

Awards & Honors:

  • Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2015 – Present)
  • T.S. Eliot Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Four-year letter winner in football, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Four-year letter winner in indoor track and field, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Four-year letter winner in outdoor track and field, Washington University in St. Louis