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Stacey Fragile

Associate Attorney

Location: Beckley, West Virginia
Phone: 304-362-7345 or Toll Free: 800-208-9169
Fax: 304-250-6012

Stacey Fragile joined the Law Office of Stephen P. New as an associate attorney on August 29, 2016. She is a 1996 graduate of WVU Tech where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies, and minors in Economics and Sociology. She graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2000 and was admitted to the practice of law in West Virginia that same year. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Ms. Fragile’s previous work experience includes four years with the West Virginia Office of Administrative Hearings where she served in various roles, including Acting Director of the agency, a position she was appointed to by former Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on January 6, 2016 and remained in until August 2016. Ms. Fragile spent eight years with the Fragile Law Firm with her husband, Matthew and father-in-law, Pat, in Beckley, West Virginia, where she focused on the needs of families and children in the Circuit Courts and Family Courts of West Virginia. She has also held positions with McQueen Harmon & Murphy, LC and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Tenth Judicial Circuit in Raleigh County.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Fragile has participated in numerous appellate matters including: Stafford EMS, Inc. v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 270 F.Supp.2d 773 (S.D. W.Va. 2003); Beverly Interdonato v. Wood County Board of Education, et. al, No. 03-54-275 (WV Public Employees Grievance Board, July 23, 2004); Staton v. Staton, 218 W.Va. 201, 624 S.E.2d 548 (2005); Misty D.G. v. Rodney L.F., 221 W.Va. 144, 650 S.E.2d 243 (2007); In Re: The Adoption of A. P. S., No. 11-0630, (W.Va. Supreme Court, June 8, 2012) (memorandum decision); In re: K.B., No: 11-1676, (W.Va. Supreme Court, September 7, 2012) (memorandum decision); and, In re: C. W., No. 12-0088 (W.Va. Supreme Court, October 22, 2012) (memorandum decision).

Ms. Fragile is currently the President of Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association, of which she is a lifetime member. In addition to her work for the TGBAA, Ms. Fragile is on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Dance Company and serves as the cheer coach for both St. Francis de Sales Elementary and Middle Schools, President of the Alpha Sigma Tau Southern West Virginia Alumnae Association, and the troop leader for the St. Francis de Sales Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Troops. She has also previously served as a member of the West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Executive Committee, the Saint Francis de Sales School Board, and the Just For Kids, Inc. Board of Directors.

Originally from Whitesville, West Virginia, she now lives in Beckley with her husband Matthew and their two daughters, Daniella and Alessandra.

Year Joined Firm

2016

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia – 2000
  • WVU Tech
    • Associate of Arts
    • Major: General Studies
    • Major: Economics and Sociology
  • WVU Tech
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1996
    • Major: Industrial Relations
    • Major: Human Resources

Representative Cases

  • Stafford EMS, Inc. v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 270 F.Supp.2d 773 (S.D. W.Va. 2003)
  • Beverly Interdonato v. Wood County Board of Education, et. al, No. 03-54-275 (WV Public Employees Grievance Board, July 23, 2004)
  • Staton v. Staton, 218 W.Va. 201, 624 S.E.2d 548 (2005)
  • Misty D.G. v. Rodney L.F., 221 W.Va. 144, 650 S.E.2d 243 (2007)
  • In Re: The Adoption of A. P. S., No. 11-0630, (W.Va. Supreme Court, June 8, 2012) (memorandum decision)
  • In re: K.B., No: 11-1676, (W.Va. Supreme Court, September 7, 2012) (memorandum decision)
  • In re: C. W., No. 12-0088 (W.Va. Supreme Court, October 22, 2012) (memorandum decision)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Executive Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • West Virginia Office of Administrative Hearings, Acting Director
  • Fragile Law Firm
  • McQueen Harmon & Murphy, LC
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Tenth Judicial Circuit in Raleigh County, Judicial Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association, President
  • Board of Directors for the West Virginia Dance Company
  • St. Francis de Sales Elementary and Middle Schools, Cheer coach
  • Alpha Sigma Tau Southern West Virginia Alumnae Association, President
  • St. Francis de Sales Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Troops, Troop Leader
  • Saint Francis de Sales School Board, Member
  • Just For Kids, Inc., Board of Directors

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