Suleiman O. Oko-ogua



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Suleiman O. Oko-ogua is originally from Nigeria, West Africa and moved to the United States in 1997 to attend college. He graduated from Berea College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He then graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2004.


  • J.D.– University of Kentucky College of Law, 2004
  • B.A.– Berea College, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for Southern District of WV
  • United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights & Government Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • General Negligence
  • Residential Care/ Long Term Care Litigation

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of WV


  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow 2017, 2018
  • Lawyers of Color Nation's Best 2020, Annual Hot List
  • National Black Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers


Overcoming Bias and Perception, published in the DTCWV Defender Summer Edition 2019