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William J. Aubel



  • J.D., The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, TN (2016)
  • B.A., Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (2005)
    • History


  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (2017)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (2017)


Before attending The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Bill Aubel worked for several years in sales and business development. After feeling as though he had reached a professional ceiling, he decided to take on the challenge of law school. He’s been practicing since 2016.

Bill joined Flaherty’s Charleston office in 2019 and focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, insurance coverage defense and bad faith, and professional liability. He takes great pride in having helped his clients reach favorable settlements and avoid potentially costly verdicts. Bill also regularly engages in commercial and real estate transactions.

“The most rewarding part of practicing law is that it allows you to be of service to your client.  Also, I have been extremely lucky in my practice to work with a few brilliant individuals who were genuinely concerned about my development as a lawyer and who took the time to mentor me.”

Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, golfing or enjoying a run. As a former Ft. Lauderdale resident and season ticket holder for 20 years, his Sundays in the fall are spent rooting for the Miami Dolphins.


Professional Involvement

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Kanawha County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Read Aloud West Virginia
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia
  • Youth Leadership Association
    • Mock Trial Participant
  • Leadership Kanawha Valley, Class of 2018


Additional Legal Experience

  • Associate, Jackson Kelly PLLC (2016 – 2019)
  • Counsel, West Virginia State Senate, Committee on the Judiciary (2019 Legislative Session)
  • Summer Associate, Jackson Kelly PLLC (2015)



  • June 26, 2019, “Are eDiscovery Costs Still Recoverable after the Supreme Court’s decision in Rimi Street, Inc. et al. v. Oracle USA, Inc.?”, Anticipation of Litigation Advisor
  • May 17, 2018, “'This Email Will Self-Destruct in Five Seconds': Benefits and Risks of Self-Destructing Electronic Communications”, Anticipation of Litigation Advisor

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Awards
    • Problems in Bankruptcy
    • Legal Drafting – Contracts
    • Federal Discrimination Law Seminar
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