ATTORNEY - Erik A. Schramm

Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation; Federal Black Lung Defense; Employment Law; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning; Trusts and Estates; Limited Liability Company Law; Business Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate

Education: West Virginia University, J.D., 1997; West Virginia University, M.B.A., 1988; Bethany College, B.S., 1983; Masters Certificate, Government Contracting, West Virginia University and Federal Market Institute

Admitted: 2001, U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1998, West Virginia; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern District of West Virginia; 1999, Ohio, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Memberships: Belmont County Bar Association; Ohio County Bar Association; Ohio

State Bar Association; West Virginia Bar Association; Estate Planning Council, Upper Ohio Valley; Elected Member, West Virginia Board of Education, 2004---.

Born: May 11, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia

Reported Cases Ward v. Kroger Co., 106 Ohio St. 3d 35, 2005.

Erik A. Schramm is a shareholder and partner in the law firm Hanlon, Duff, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm Co., LPA, located in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

He attended Ohio County Public Schools and is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Bethany College; a Masters in Business Administration from West Virginia University, a Masters Certificate in Federal Government Contracting from WVU and the Federal Market Institute and a Juris Doctorate from WVU.

While at Bethany he was employed as Assistant Manager of a Conference Center catering to Fortune 500 Companies. Upon graduation from College he joined Wheeling Hospital and served in various capacities including Budget Accountant, Information Systems Analyst, and Patient Accounts Manager.

He was the first Director of Finance and Administration for the Center for Educational Technologies and National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling Jesuit University. There he developed the personnel, accounting, and contract management systems. He was also instrumental in securing and administering grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts totaling over $100 Million. He was the program Manager for construction of the $13.5 million National Technology Transfer Center facility, and served as Security Officer and Contracting Officer.

He has been self-employed as a consultant, where among other projects he was the Project Coordinator for construction of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center in Wheeling, a Senior Associate with the Federal Market Group, an adjunct professor in the Masters and Undergraduate Business Programs at Wheeling Jesuit and a lecturer on Federal Government Contracting at George Mason University.

In the local community he has coached flag football, basketball, and roller hockey in YMCA programs. He is a past President, past Board Member and a past Officer of the Wheeling Lions Club, Vice President, Secretary and Coach in the Warwood Redbirds Baseball Association, Vice President of the Viking Involved Parents Booster Organization at Warwood School, and Founder and Director of the Tri-State Basketball Challenge-the areas largest Middle School Basketball Tournament. He is an elected Member of the Ohio County Board of Education.

Mr. Schramm is married to Sharon and they have three sons, EJ,  Stephen, and Alex.

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