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PERSONNEL FILE: Oko-ogua invited to black lawyers' group

By Dickerson | Jan 16, 2015

CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant is pleased to announce that Suleiman Oko-ogua has been invited to join The National Black Top 100 Lawyers for the year 2015.

Membership into The National Black Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers is by invitation only. To be invited the attorney must exemplify exceptional qualifications and leadership in their state and chosen focus.

Oko-ogua is an Associate in Bailey & Wyant’s Charleston office. Originally from Nigeria, West Africa, Oko-ogua moved to the United States in 1997 to attend college. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of law in 2004. Prior to joining Bailey & Wyant, Oko-ogua was a prosecutor and private attorney for about three years. He also clerked for a Kentucky State Judge.

“I am extremely pleased to be recognized by The National Black Lawyers,” Oko-ogua said.

Suleiman practices in the areas of civil litigation, most notably civil rights litigation, employment law and insurance defense. Notably, Suleiman has successfully defended various government agencies and employees in various civil rights and employment law cases filed against them.

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