Attorney & Staff

Attorney Sharon N. Bogarad

Sharon BogaradAttorney Bogarad was admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1984, and in Ohio in 1985. She is also admitted into federal practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of West Virginia, and the Southern District of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court.

Attorney Bogarad served as the President of the Bethany College Alumni Association from 2000 - 2002, and is currently President Emeritus for that organization. She has served as the Director of the West Virginia Board of Directors for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation, is currently Chairman of the Mary H. Weir Friends of the Library Association, a member of the Bethany College Alumni Association, and past chairman and board member of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce.

For the past fifteen (15) years, Bogarad has served as Chapter Advisor to the Phi Mu Fraternity, a Greek organization to which Bogarad belonged during her undergraduate studies at Bethany College.

Bogarad is a 1972 graduate of Weir High School. In 1976, she graduated cum laude from Bethany College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Immediately following her graduation from Bethany, she worked for a local newspaper as a feature writer and then for four years as a producer for WTOV-TV9.

In 1981, she attended Duquesne University School of Law, from which she graduated in 1984. Within a few years of her graduation, Bogarad opened her own law practice. Her areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and also in the areas of wills, estates, and domestic relations.

Sharon Bogarad is married to Ronald E. Kinney of Weirton; the couple resides in Weirton, WV.


Paralegal Tracey Elo

Tracey Elo is Attorney Bogarad's Paralegal, focusing mainly on Personal Injury and Social Security Disability. She received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from West Virginia Northern Community College where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society. Ms. Elo has been with the Law Office since 2009.

Under Ms. Elo's direction, the Social Security Disability portion of the practice has thrived, and the office boasts an extremely high ratio of Favorable Decisions. She treats her clients with respect and empathy, and is very dedicated to helping them obtain the benefits to which they are entitled.

Tracey is a devoted Aunt to her niece and two nephews. She is a lifetime member of both the Hancock County PTA and the Weirton Heights Elementary School PTA, where she held various offices and chaired many committees.

Tracey is married and lives in Weirton, WV.


Legal Assistant Gloria Lancaster

Gloria Lancaster has been employed by Attorney Bogarad's Law Office since 1999. As a Legal Assistant, she works in the areas of family law, domestic relations, and advanced directives, including the preparation of Wills, medical and durable Powers of Attorney. Ms. Lancaster is also responsible for the preparation of all estate documents for West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Gloria, her husband John and three daughters live in Weirton, WV.