Rick Boothby focuses his practice in education law. He advises, represents, and conducts trainings for K-12 school districts and multi-county career and technical education centers. Rick regularly represents public school boards in the areas of special education, employment law and constitutional law. 


He is a former public school teacher and currently serves as chairman of the West Virginia State Bar Association’s Education Law Committee.


Representative Cases

  • Webster County Board of Education v. Davis, No. 19-1028 (2021) (aide and ECCAT seniorities in reductions in force)

  • Miller v. Marion County Board of Education, 2020 WL 7231114 (2020) (untimeliness of grievance complaint

  • Louk v. Board of Education of the County of Braxton, 2017 WL 680457 (2017) (probationary/continuing contracts)
  • Yatauro v. Calhoun County Board of Education, 2016 WL 5030280 (2016) (state-ordered contract reductions without hearings)
  • Sayre v. Mason County Board of Education, 2016 WL 143435 (2016) (lengthening the workday)



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(304) 420-5535




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Richard S. Boothby - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Education Law - West Virginia