Title: Corporate / Business Litigation


Eric W. Iskra

Labor & Employment Chair


Eric Iskra

Firm: Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Address:300 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
United States of America
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Local Time:Sat. 16:00
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Mr. Iskra's practice encompasses trial work and litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment, employment class actions, health care and disability, and complex matters. He is Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Iskra is also on the firm's Management Committee and is in charge of client relations.


Areas of Practice


  • ERISA & Managed Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation Defense


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

  • Lead trial counsel on federal and state claims of race, sex, religion, age and disability discrimination, class actions, breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, unlawful harassment, whistleblower, state and federal wage claims, FMLA claims, USERRA claims, duty of loyalty and non-compete claims.
  • Lead trial counsel on general litigation matters including employee benefits, product liability, managed care liability and commercial litigation matters.
  • Extensive experience in federal and state appellate matters.
  • Provide strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Performed equal employment opportunity audits and due diligence investigations for multi-national corporations
  • Developed strategies and provided guidance and advice to employers on labor issues, campaigns, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Frequent speaker at national programs such as The American Bar Association Annual Meeting, the National CLE Conference, Southern Methodist University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, Tulane University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, the State Society of Human Resources Conference, and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference

    Awards & Distinctions
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (Highest)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Labor & Employment Law, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Chambers USA: Recognized as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business"
  • Recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
  • Selected as 1 of 12 "Young Gun" executives in West Virginia for 2008 by West Virginia Executive Magazine

    Reported Cases
  • Kuthy v. Mansheim, Slip Copy, 2004 WL 2757437 (4th Cir. (W.Va.)), 34 Employee Benefits Cas. 1074 (4th Cir. (W. Va.), Dec. 3, 2004)
  • Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., Slip Copy, 7 Fed. Appx. 241, 2001 WL 378276 (4th Cir. (W. Va.)), 25 Employee Benefits Cas. 2696 (4th Cir. (W. Va.), Apr. 16, 2001) (No. 00-1834)
  • Marks v. West Virginia Dept. of Health & Human Resources, 181 F. Supp. 2d 639, 27 Employee Benefits Cas. 1593 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 25, 2002)
  • McCutcheon v. Valley Rich Dairy, 81 F. Supp. 2d 657 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 21, 2000) (No. Civ. A. 2:99-0926)
  • Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., 978 F. Supp. 667 (S.D. W. Va., Sep. 23, 1997) (No. Civ. A. 2:96-0423)

    Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member; Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Administrative Chair (2010-2011), Program Chair (2012 - present); Labor & Employment Annual Conference, Vice Chair (2011), Co-Chair (2012); Past Chair, YLD , Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law (2001-2005)
  • American Employment Law Council, Member
  • World Services Group, Board of Trustees, Member
  • Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Hospice Care, Inc., Former Board President


  • Editorial Advisory Board, Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 2001-2005
  • Associate Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Supplement, BNA, 2006
  • Contributing Author, "Age of Discrimination in Employment," BNA 2006 Supplement
  • Coauthor, "Employment Law," West Virginia Continuing Legal Publication, 1998

    Bar Admission

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit



  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1991
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1994