West Virginia Child Abuse Law & School Law

Are you concerned for a child that has been placed in a home by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources? Has a person such as a teacher or a guardian in a position of power over a child attempted to engage in a relationship with that child? We represent parents–including noncustodial parents–who have reason to be concerned that their children are the victims of child abuse or neglect at school, in daycare, or in a foster care placement.

The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to protecting the interests of children in the state of West Virginia. After all, the greatest resource our state has is its children and their care is an investment in our future. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is charged with the screening and placement of children in foster homes within the state. Unfortunately, recent cases have revealed that children have been placed in the care of persons who have a history of child abuse and/or neglect. This can occur in foster homes, daycares or even in after-school programs.

Additionally, our firm has a great deal of experience with cases involving teachers who have attempted to engage in inappropriate relationships with the children under their care. It is the duty of the school system to properly screen, interview and supervise persons who are charged with the care of our children.

success stories

I want to thank Michael so much he went above and beyond. He was a great person to deal with in my case. He is very caring and respectful and he really cares about his clients and his job. Thank you very much. I can’t thank you enough. If you ever need a lawyer come here they are a great law firm.

Not only is Michael intelligent, hard-working, competent attorney, he’s also a good guy. He is a family man and the kind of person you can trust.

Michael is a fantastic attorney who guided my mom through her lawsuit and eventual settlement. He was supportive and always made sure we knew what was going on. You can tell he really cares about his clients and wants to do the best for them!

Michael cares about his clients, focusing on each case and making it his priority in order to help procure the best outcome possible. He is very down to earth which makes the experience of hiring an attorney less stressful and gives you the extra confidence. He will work honestly and diligently on your case.

Michael is a wonderful caring attorney with excellent personal skills as well awesome knowledge for clients with personal injuries. Michael was a pleasure to work with and representing us. Thank you Michael for all your help and support.
John and Roberta

My experience with Michael was remarkable. I was injured in a car accident, overwhelmed by my symptoms and inundated by paperwork. While I was trying to make a difficult decision related to surgery, Michael negotiated the highest settlement available under the law.

At the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, we are ready to represent parents in lawsuits against the DHHR as well as the actual perpetrators of child abuse on the grounds that the department or a school was negligent in investigating license holders’ backgrounds, investigating complaints, or in making unsuitable foster home placements. This includes representing parents in lawsuits involving similar issues of child abuse, whether physical or emotional, involving teachers, coaches, camp counselors, and other persons placed in a position of authority and power over children. In fact, one of the members of the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC was named Guardian of the Year by the Kanawha County Family Court for meritorious services to the children and families of West Virginia.