Secondcreek, West Virginia Business Lawyers

Lewisburg, WV Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(304) 645-2762 111 N Jefferson St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lewisburg, WV Business Law Lawyer with 64 years experience
(304) 645-1858 203 W Randolph St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Lewisburg, WV Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(304) 645-2626 201 W Washington St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Business and Real Estate
Lewisburg, WV Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(304) 645-2850 210 W Randolph St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Business, Civil Rights, Divorce and Elder
John F. Leaberry Esq
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Lewisburg, WV Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(304) 645-2025 106 Patrick St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Business, Bankruptcy and Tax
Natalie Nicolette Hager Esq
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Princeton, WV Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(304) 487-3788 1605 Honaker Avenue
Princeton, WV 24740
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Energy
West Virginia University
Mr. Paul O. Clay Jr
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Fayetteville, WV Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(304) 574-2182 101 West Maple Ave.
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Business, Consumer, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Colleen Michelle Brown Esq
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Beckley, WV Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(304) 254-8572 810 New River Dr
Beckley, WV 25801
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Insurance Defense
Oak Hill, WV Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(304) 469-9600 228 Maple Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Business and Estate Planning
Princeton, WV Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(304) 487-2610 1608 W Main St
Princeton, WV 24740
Business and Tax
Princeton, WV Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(304) 425-8276 1345 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
Business, Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Beckley, WV Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(304) 255-9132 215 Main St
Beckley, WV 25801
Business and Tax
Beckley, WV Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(304) 253-1000 412 S Kanawha St
Beckley, WV 25801
Business, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Beckley, WV Business Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(304) 253-3358 130 Main St
Beckley, WV 25801
Business and Real Estate
Summersville, WV Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(304) 872-2271 509 Church St
Summersville, WV 26651
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Beckley, WV Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(304) 255-1400 1800 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV 25801
Business
Summersville, WV Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(304) 872-2271 509 Church St
Summersville, WV 26651
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Peterstown, WV Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(304) 753-9371 102 Race St
Peterstown, WV 24963
Business and International
Summersville, WV Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(304) 872-5651 500 Court St
Summersville, WV 26651
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Sean McGinley Esq.
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(304) 342-0133 604 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and Securities
Sean McGinley is a trial and appellate attorney. His statewide West Virginia law practice includes personal injury and accident cases, medical malpractice, coal mine injury and accidents, serious workplace accidents, commercial and business litigation, and class actions. During his twenty years practicing law, Mr. McGinley has helped his clients recover tens of millions of dollars. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McGinley was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, and attended college at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, receiving an A.B. degree in 1987. He studied law at Oxford University (Keble College) in Oxford, England, where he obtained...
Mr. Thomas J. O'Neill Esq
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Buckhannon, WV Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(304) 288-3263 203 Grant Lane
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Business, Administrative, Energy and Real Estate
West Virginia University College of Law
Representing institutional oil and gas clients in complex mineral title examinations and certifications and government relations/lobbying, and serving the general public in residential, commercial and mineral real estate transactions, title certifications, document preparation, title insurance, closings, and alternative dispute resolution/mediation.
Christopher Sears
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CHARLESTON, WV Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(304) 341-0500 500 Lee Street
Suite 900
CHARLESTON, WV 25311
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law
Christopher J. Sears is a partner in the firm's Charleston office. Since 1999, he has been representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in both West Virginia and Ohio in a wide range of matters. He has gathered a vast wealth of experience at every stage of the litigation and appellate process in both state and federal courts and has appeared before numerous state agencies and boards. From pre-litigation activity to the final step of the appellate process, Mr. Sears has both the knowledge and tenacity to be the zealous advocate you are seeking.

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Charles Johnstone II
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(304) 343-7100 1125 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Kentucky College of Law
Charles M. Johnstone, II (“Sonny”) has been practicing law in the states of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky since graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1988. Sonny has helped thousands of individuals and businesses with their legal needs. His personal injury practice has covered a wide range of case types including, but not limited to, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, logging accidents, mining accident, medical malpractice, industrial accidents and slip and fall accidents. He has successfully tried and settled cases valued in the tens of millions of dollars.
(866) 228-4692 Charleston, WV 25301
Jeffrey Stewart Zurbuch Esq
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Elkins, WV Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(304) 636-3560 High Street
P.O. Box 1819
Elkins, WV 26241
Business, Appeals, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
University of Virginia School of Law
Bridgette Wilson Esq
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Elkins, WV Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(304) 636-3560 High Street
P.O. Box 1819
Elkins, WV 26241
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law
Harry Bell Jr
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(800) 342-1701 30 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Products Liability
West Virginia University College of Law
George E. Chamberlain
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney
Jackson Kelly PLLC
P.O. Box 553
Charleston, WV 25322
Business, Education, Employment and Insurance Defense
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mr. Chamberlain has extensive civil litigation experience and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and labor and employment litigation at state and federal levels. Mr. Chamberlain received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2012. While in law school, he served as a Senior Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International law. He also worked as a member of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic where he counseled and advised corporate clients on a variety of legal issues. He also holds a Certificate in Trial Skills from the National Institute for Trial...
Christopher Thomas Nace
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Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(304) 741-8079 3501 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
John G. Byrd CPA, Esq.
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(304) 414-0646 P.O. Box 40360
Charleston, WV 25364
Business and Estate Planning
Washington & Lee University
Madeline G. George
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Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer
(304) 553-0830 1125 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law
Madeline “Maddie” George joined Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP in August of 2013. In 2008, Maddie graduated from Rhodes College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. While at Rhodes, Maddie was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and also a senior representative of the Panhellenic counsel. Following graduation from Rhodes College, Maddie moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for a lobbying firm for two years. Maddie received her Juris Doctorate degree from the West Virginia University College of Law 2013. As an Associate at Johnstone & Gabhart, Maddie focuses...
Kevin Duffy Esq
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Clay, WV Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(304) 587-2750 436 Main Street
PO Box 186
Clay, WV 25043
Business and Real Estate
West Virginia University
John Joseph Meadows Esq
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CHARLESTON, WV Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(304) 353-8154 PO Box 1588
CHARLESTON, WV 25326
Business and Energy
Robert Coffield
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CHARLESTON, WV Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(304) 347-3791 200 Capitol Street, P.O. Box 3843
CHARLESTON, WV 25338
Business and Health Care
Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(304) 345-2000 300 Summers St
Charleston, WV 25301
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Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(304) 344-5600 300 Summers St
Charleston, WV 25301
Business and Legal Malpractice
Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(304) 345-2000 300 Summers St
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(304) 357-0925 900 Lee St E
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(304) 344-9821 22 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Charleston, WV Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(304) 357-9948 900 Lee St E
Charleston, WV 25301
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Charleston, WV Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(304) 345-6000 1538 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25311
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
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