Brenda Waugh a mediator and attorney licensed to practice law in West Virginia and the District of Columbia and licensed as a court-approved mediator in Virginia and West Virginia. With offices located in both the District of Columbia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Brenda accepts a variety of types of cases for representation and also offers mediation services. Brenda focuses legal practice in the areas of collaborative law, car accidents, insurance disputes, crime victim’s compensation, consumer issues and civil rights but accept referrals for mediation in all substantive law areas.
Brenda has enjoyed practicing law for almost thirty years, having graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1982. She graduated from West Virginia University Law School in 1987. Additionally, Brenda earned Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Eastern Mennonite University in 2009. Prior to attending Eastern Mennonite University, Brenda worked as an attorney in various capacities, including counsel to the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee, Legal Services and as an assistant prosecuting attorney. She has served on countless committees, including her services as the first chairperson of the West Virginia State Bar Commission on Children and the Law. She was also appointed by the West Virginia Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Oversight Committee and the Juvenile Justice Committee.
Brenda has published articles in law journals including those published by Yale University and the Journal of Legal Education. She has conducted dozens of seminars on legal and mediation issues through groups such as the Association for Conflict Resolution, Virginia Mediation Network and the West Virginia Continuing Legal Education. Brenda is a member of the ACR, the District of Columbia and the West Virginia State Bars and the American Bar Association. Brenda is married with three children. She enjoys being active and has completed three marathons, a metric century bicycle event and six triathlons.