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.

As a member of Bailey & Wyant, Suleiman practices in the areas of civil litigation, most notably medical malpractice, long term care litigation, employment law, premises liability, and general personal injury matter. Suleiman has defended skilled nursing, assisted living, behavioral health facilities, and other related facilities in professional malpractice, employment law, and automobile accidents.  Suleiman has also defended various government entities and employees in civil rights and employment matters.


  • 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 2020,2021  Annual Hot List
  • National Black Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers

Community/Volunteer Activities

  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Law school mentoring
  • Co-chair, Labor and Employment Committee for the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia


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