Mikaela D. Torbert

Experience

Mikaela Torbert of Franklin & Prokopik’s West Virginia office concentrates her litigation practice primarily in the area of civil liability defense.  She has represented clients in a variety of matters, including accident/injury/tort claims, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, defamation, contract disputes, and excessive force claims.

Before joining Franklin & Prokopik, Mikaela served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Berkeley County, West Virginia, for two years.  She has experience handling a variety of criminal cases ranging from driving offenses and theft to serious felonies.  Following law school, Mikaela worked as an Associate Attorney with Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC in Martinsburg, WV for six years practicing civil litigation where she successfully defended two appeals to the Supreme Court of West Virginia.

During law school, Mikaela worked as a legal intern for the West Virginia University Office of Student Legal Services and as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Pretrial Litigation.

Activities

Mikaela is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and a member of the Eastern Panhandle Association of West Virginia. In her free time, Mikaela enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as traveling and baking cupcakes.

Landon S. Moyer

Experience

Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Landon Moyer worked for a large defense firm representing clients throughout the state of West Virginia.  He also gained valuable experience during his time at a small plaintiff’s law firm in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  These experiences enabled Landon to analyze complex issues through different perspectives being both a plaintiff’s and defendant’s attorney in the past.

While in law school, Landon was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. He was awarded second place for the Best Brief category at the 3rd annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law, and his moot court team ended up winning first place in the entire competition. Before attending law school, Landon worked with his father on residential construction projects, and as a batting instructor and youth baseball coach.

Activities

Landon is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.  He also served as a member on the committee for the 30th Annual Bernie Hutzler Golf Class Tournament was an adjunct professor in 2015 at Fairmont State University teaching Aviation Law to undergrad students. Landon is a native of Bridgeport, West Virginia.  He is an avid WVU sports fan and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his fiancée, Jehan, by traveling to and exploring areas and attractions within the region.

Gregory E. Kennedy

Experience

Greg Kennedy joined Franklin & Prokopik in 2012 and has been practicing law for nearly 20 years. He provides a broad spectrum of legal services to clients, representing companies large and small across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Greg gained experience in complex litigation, banking, and real property matters as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson. He was also an in-house general counsel for a regional general contractor that operated redi-mix concrete and asphalt divisions. In addition to his legal experience, Greg has served as a professional land planner and as a zoning administrator for a municipality in Virginia. This diverse background has enabled Greg to defend product liability claims, premises liability claims, mechanic’s lien claims, contract claims, general liability claims, and real property matters for his clients.

While in law school, Greg participated in the Moot Court Board, was elected to The Order of Barristers, served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing Program and was a law clerk for the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

Activities

Greg has lectured on issues of law and procedure involving zoning and land use matters, and municipal annexations. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar; the Berkeley County, West Virginia Bar Association; the American Planning Association; and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Rebecca L. Dannenberg

Experience

A principal with the law firm of Franklin & Prokopik, Becki Dannenberg concentrates her practice in civil litigation with a primary focus on trucking and transportation issues.  Ms. Dannenberg also defends corporations and individuals in civil matters involving premises liability, product liability, intentional torts and workers’ compensation.  Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Becki spent three years in private practice as a defense attorney.

During law school, she was a member of the Law Review and completed internships with The Newport News City Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan.

Activities

Rebecca is a member of the Virginia Trucking Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, and the Fairfax County Bar Association.