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Law Firm Pro Bono Award: Lemon Law Firm

Written by Legal Aid WV



George L. Lemon

Virginia A. Lemon


“The attorneys and staff have been just wonderful.”
“I don’t know what I would have done without their help.”

George L. Lemon has been practicing law for over 43 years as a sole proprietor in Lewisburg, WV. George received his Juris Doctorate Degree from John Marshall University School of Law in Atlanta, GA in 1970. The same year, he was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. George received his Bachelor of Science from Salem College in Salem, WV in 1964 and attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV from 1955-1958. He has also been a licensed Auctioneer and licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of West Virginia for over 50 years and has conducted 4-H and FFA Ham, Bacon, and Egg Auctions for over 50 years.

In October 2013, Virginia A. Lemon joined her father’s law practice. Virginia received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, AL in May 2013. Virginia led the Jones Public Interest Law Foundation as President and was the recipient of the law school’s 2013 Distinguished Public Interest Fellow Award and the 2013 Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award. During law school, Virginia worked as an extern for Judge William R. Sawyer of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama and worked as an intern for Legal Services Alabama and Mountain State Justice in Charleston, WV. Virginia received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University in 2007, and worked as a Personal Banker in Lewisburg, WV until July 2010.George and Virginia regularly volunteer each year to assist low-income and vulnerable West Virginians with bankruptcy through Legal Aid of West Virginia. In 2018, Lemon Law Office provided pro bono assistance in 14 bankruptcy cases, helping 32 people, and providing over 176 hours of pro bono service. The Pro Bono Law Firm is presented to the law firm in West Virginia that has provided the most hours of pro bono representation to West Virginians during a given year.

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