Attorney Bernard E. Layne, III Appointed to UC Board of Trustees

Attorney Bernard E. Layne, III was recently appointed to the school’s Board of Trustees, where he and 33 other professionals will help direct the educational policies of the institution.
Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- Attorney Bernard E. Layne, III graduated from The University of Charleston (UC) in 1992. After graduation, he continued his education at Ohio University and the University of Dayton School of Law. This year, he was appointed to the UC Board of Trustees( As such, Attorney Layne will work with 33 other professionals to direct the educational policies of the institution. The board works with the administration, faculty, staff and president of the university to create a far-sighted plan for the education of UC students. Over the past decade, UC has moved from a traditional teaching structure (lecture-oriented) to an individualized, student-centered learning style.

Attorney Bernard was board in Williamson, West Virginia – a coal mining community in Mingo County. Although the town has less than 3,200 residents, it is the county seat of Mingo County and the area’s largest city. Raised by blue collar parents, Attorney Bernard learned the importance of honest, hard work as a young child. Even though both of his parents were raised in relative poverty, Attorney Bernard understood the importance of education and individual effort as a means to rise above his circumstances. With the support of his family, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and eventually obtained an M.A. in sociology and a Juris Doctorate.

Today, Attorney Bernard is a member of the legal team at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC – a high-quality personal injury law firm that serves clients across West Virginia. His bar admissions include West Virginia; the U.S. District Court – Northern District of West Virginia; and the U.S. District Court – Southern District of West Virginia. He is passionate about helping others and has a working knowledge of personal injury case types. At the firm, Attorney Bernard handles cases that involve car accidents, dangerous drugs, dog bites, drunk driving, negligence, nursing home abuse, work injuries, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

To learn more about Attorney Bernard or Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, visit With more than 35 years of collective legal experience, the legal team at the firm constantly strives to offer clients representation hat lives up to their motto “It’s not just business. It’s personal.” The legal team at the firm has received a number of accolades for their service, including membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC is located at 405 Capitol St #806, Charleston, WV 25325.
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