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Kurt’s Contact Information

304.347.4276 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Kurt’s Secretary

Holly Gumbert


Expect excellence, diligence and perseverance from Kurt Entsminger – who concentrates his practice on employment law and workplace liability. Representing a wide range of private and public sector clients, Kurt has served as lead counsel in nearly 50 civil and administrative trials and always remains focused on results.

A seasoned trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience, he believes “taking the time to fully understand your client’s practical needs and legal objectives is a key ingredient to optimum results.” That’s how he focuses his passion to find and pursue the most strategic ways to accomplish clients’ goals.

Outside of the office, Kurt is heavily involved in non-profit and church outreach to assist children and families in need.

Practice Concentrations:

  • Employment Law
  • Workplace Liability


  • J.D. West Virginia University College of Law (1980)
    • Graduated First in Class
    • Order of the Coif
    • West Virginia Law Review
    • Patrick Koontz Duffy Law Award
    • Arthur Kingdon Memorial Law Prize
    • West Virginia Writing Award (1978)
  • B.S. Economics West Virginia University (1977)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • West Virginia Bankers Award to Top Economics Graduate

Court Admissions:

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for Northern District of West Virginia

Reported Cases:

  • Richard Friel v. Kenton Meadows Company, Inc., No. 12-1470 (W. Va. Supreme Court, October 18, 2013) (memorandum decision)

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Cross Roads Pregnancy Care Center
  • Tutor, Boys and Girls Club

Awards & Honors:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • United States Attorney General Special Achievement Award (1990)