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Lyne Ranson - Charleston, WV

1528 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, WV 25311

Updated: 01/12/2023

Charleston Family Law Lawyer

About Lyne Ranson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner/Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation for Family Law


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1982

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section (Council and CLE-Co-Chair)
  • West Virginia State Bar, Family Law Committee (Chair)
  • Kanawha County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee (Chair)
  • AAML (Board of Governors)
  • AAML (Chair, Chapter Leaders)
  • AAML (Vice Chair, Membership Committee)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Chair Elect)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former CLE Co-Chair)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former Council member)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former Chair, Alimony Committee)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former Chair, Marital Property Committee)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former Finance Committee)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Former Nominating Committee)
  • ABA, Family Law Section (Trial Advocacy Institute Instructor)
  • West Virginia State Family Law Bar, 2010 - Present (Chair)
  • Kanawha County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, 2011 - Present (Chair)

Classes and Seminars

  • Family Law Institute (Morgantown, WV), "New trends in alimony" (September 2005)
  • ABA Family Law CLE (Scottsdale, AZ) , "Top 5 Tips" (Oct. 2007)
  • WVU College of Law CLE family law (Morgantown) , "Building an Alimony Case from Scratch" (August 2008)
  • NBI — Family Law Program (Charleston, WV) , "Navigating Complex Asset Cases" (January 2009)
  • NBI -- Family Law (Charleston, WV), "Determining an Equitable Outcome" (July 2009)
  • ABA CLE (Montreal, Canada) , "Taking the family out of the Family Business" (October 2009)
  • WV Trial Lawyers Association (Charleston, WV), "What happens when your personal injury client files for divorce" (February 2010)
  • NBI Family Law Program (Charleston, WV), "Dissipation of Marital Property" (September 2011)
  • National CLE Conference LEI (Colorado) — Family Law CLE , "5 Ways to attack a Prenuptial Agreement" (January 2012)
  • WV State Bar Bridge the Gap presentation on Family Law , (Feb 2019)
  • WV State Bar presentation on “Mediation in Family Law” , (July 2019)
  • Colorado LEI presentation on “Toxic Clients” , (January 2020)
  • Trial Advocacy Skills Course Instructor, West Virginia College of Law, (from beginning of summer Trial Ad course until it ceased)
  • University of Charleston, Paralegal Instructor, 1988 to Present


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1982
    Honors: Order of the Barristers
    Honors: Named to Moot Court Board
    Honors: Selected as "Outstanding Trial Advocate"
  • Salem College, Salem, West Virginia, 1974
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • Harvard Law Negotiation Course with Professor Roger Fisher (2002)
  • Mediation Family Law Course West Virginia (1998)
  • Mediation Family Law Course Florida 2001

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1528 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, WV 25311


  • 304-342-5963


Other Sources of Feedback About Lyne Ranson

Included on the 2023 West Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2022 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Lyne Ranson on Super Lawyers


  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Family Law Attorneys

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