Stacey L. Fragile Biography

Stacey L. Fragile
Deputy Director/Deputy Chief Hearing Examiner

Stacey L. Fragile is a native of Whitesville, West Virginia.  Ms. Fragile is a 1996 graduate of West Virginia University Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies and minors in Economics and Sociology.  In May of 2000, she graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in West Virginia in September of that year.
On February 1, 2014, Ms. Fragile was named Deputy Director for the Office of Administrative Hearings.  From April 2013 until February 2014, she served as (Acting) Deputy Director.  She began her work with the Office of Administrative Hearings in June 2012 as the Legal Section Supervisor.

Prior to her work with the State of West Virginia, Ms. Fragile worked from 2003 to 2012 in private practice at the Fragile Law Firm in with her husband, Matthew in Beckley, West Virginia. She has also held positions with McQueen Harmon & Murphy, LC from 2002 to 2003 and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Tenth Judicial Circuit in Raleigh County from 2000 to 2002. While in private practice, Fragile focused on the needs of families and children in the Circuit Courts and Family Courts of West Virginia.

While serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable John A. Hutchison, in Raleigh County, Ms. Fragile assisted the court with the In re: West Virginia Rezulin Litigation.  While clerking for the Honorable H. L. Kirkpatrick III, also in Raleigh County, she assisted the court with the State of West Virginia v. Fred S. Zain trial. 

While in private practice, she participated numerous appellate matters including, Stafford EMS, Inc. v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 270 F.Supp.2d 773 (S.D. W.Va. 2003), Staton v. Staton, 218 W.Va. 201, 624 S.E.2d 548 (2005), Misty D.G. v. Rodney L.F., 221 W.Va. 144, 650 S.E.2d 243 (2007), In re: K.B., No: 11-1676, (W.Va. Supreme Court, September 7, 2012) (memorandum decision), and, In re: C. W., No. 12-0088 (W.Va. Supreme Court, October 22, 2012) (memorandum decision).

In October 2010, Ms. Fragile was elected to the Board of Directors for the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association, a position she held until 2011.  In May 2012, she was re-elected to the Board of Directors.  In October of that year she was elected Chapter Liaison by her fellow Board members and she continues to hold that position.  She is also a lifetime member of the TGBAA.  She has previously served as an assistant troop leader for the Saint Francis de Sales Girl Scout Daisy troop and is currently the cookie chair for the Saint Francis de Sales Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troops. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority where she is the chapter advisor for the Omicron Chapter. She is also the chair of the Governing Documents Standing Committee for Alpha Sigma Tau and is a past district president and district coordinator for the sorority. She is a past member of the West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Executive Committee, the Saint Francis de Sales School Board and the Just For Kids, Inc., Board of Directors. 

Ms. Fragile is the daughter of William and Barbara Daniel and currently resides with  her husband Matthew, and their two daughters.


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