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Ms. Eckard graduated from West Virginia University, magna cum laude, in 1983, with a degree in Journalism, and in 1986 with a Juris Doctorate from the West Virginia University College of Law. Ms. Eckard began her legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Ohio County, WV, from 1986-1990. At the time, she practiced as a general practitioner in the firm of Petroplus & Gaudino, in Wheeling, WV, until 1998.
Ms. Eckard served as Police Court Judge from 1990 to present, for the towns of West Liberty, Triadelphia, and the village of Valley Grove, West Virginia. In 2016, Ms. Eckard was appointed Police Court Judge for the town of Bethany, WV. In January 1999, Ms. Eckard formed a sole proprietorship, as Lorraine M. Eckard Law Office, with focus on Family Law. In March 2006, she opened a branch office in New Martinsville, WV.
Arrange for a consultation with Lorraine M. Eckard on your family law matter at (304) 233-3963 during office hours or contact us online at your convenience.
Ms. Eckard contributes her time to various organizations within the Ohio Valley and is on the Board of Directors of the Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club and Harmony House, a local child advocacy center. She is married to Martin H. Maness, the President of Maness Contracting. Ms. Eckard has one stepson, Martin Greer Maness, who resides and is employed as a financial analyst, in Waltham, MA.