03/01/2022

C&W Welcomes Karissa Blackburn to Charleston Office

Cipriani & Werner, P.C. is pleased to announce that Karissa P. Blackburn has joined the firm as an associate in its Charleston, WV office.  She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense and general liability, including commercial litigation, premises liability, and motor vehicle/motor carrier matters.

Prior to joining C&W, Ms. Blackburn served as a Habeas Corpus attorney at the West Virginia Public Defender Services in Charleston where she worked on a variety of complex post-conviction matters, including actual innocence, newly discovered evidence, and ineffective assistance of counsel.

She received her B.S., magna cum laude, from Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University in 2013 and her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 2019, where she was selected to the Order of Barristers.