City Resident, BHS Alumna Jenna Robey Remains in Bridgeport to Open up New Main Street Law Firm

By Jeff Toquinto on April 07, 2018 via

When Jenna Robey graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 and was ready to begin her career in the law profession she didn’t have to go too far from home. In fact, the Bridgeport High School graduate got her start just a couple of blocks away from where she earned her high school diploma.
Robey began her career not long after graduating from WVU with Robert “Bob” Greer at Greer Law Offices on West Philadelphia Avenue. She worked there, where she eventually began practicing law, until this past December.
Since then, she’s not given up practicing law. Instead, she’s started her own business. For the last few months, she’s running J Robey Law, PLLC out of her new office on East Main Street in downtown Bridgeport in the plaza beside Oliverio’s Ristorante.
“I chose to stay here and open my business and realized Main Street was a good spot to be located because there is so much going on in the community,” said Robey, a 2005 BHS alumna. “I wanted to be here because I’m a resident and because the city and the community care about the businesses and I saw that while working for Mr. Greer.”
Robey had nothing but good things to say about her time with Greer. In fact, she said he went above and beyond to help get her started.
“He was amazing throughout my entire time there, including transitioning to my own practice. When he first hired me I was doing office work, but what will always stand out is that he hired me when I was almost eight months pregnant and he knew I would only be there early for a short period of time,” said Robey. “That is something not everyone would be willing to do.”
After she returned to Greer Law she eventually began doing more than office work. The legal work helped get her ready for what she’s focusing on now. Robey said she handles family law issues, including abuse and neglect cases, and also does a lot of work with wills, trusts and focusing on probate law.
“I enjoy all of the work, but working with abused women and children has always been something very important to me. When I was in high school, I wanted to help on that front and thought the best way I could do that was by becoming an attorney,” said Robey. “Those cases pay the least money, but they provide the most satisfaction.”
Currently, Robey works by herself. Eventually, she said she may add clerical staff. For now, she’s flying solo.
“It’s stressful at times, but the real benefit is that when someone calls me they’re with me from the beginning to the end,” said Robey. “That is the rewarding part of it and makes any stress worthwhile.”
Jenna and her husband Matthew Robey are the parents of MaKenna, 5, and Dominic, 4 months.
“Being on my own allows me to be flexible with my time and my family,” she said. “I knew I needed to spend more time with them and this helps.”
Robey’s address for business is 519 D East Main Street. She can be reached at 304-844-0036.
Editor's Note: Pictured is Jenna Robey after her Main Street office.

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