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185 ABA Journal West Virginia articles.

Lawyers in courthouse fistfight file dueling lawsuits

Two lawyers involved in a January fight in a West Virginia courthouse have filed dueling lawsuits.

Stephen Sean Murphy sued first, naming Scott Radman as a defendant in his Monongalia…

Courthouse fray sends lawyers to hospital, jail

A lawyer was arrested after a Tuesday afternoon incident at a West Virginia courthouse in which he was accused of attacking another attorney.

Stephen Sean Murphy was charged with malicious…

2 Plaintiffs Lawyers Lose Civil RICO Case re CSX Asbestos Claims; Federal Jury Awards $429K

Two Pittsburgh lawyers were found civilly liable by a federal jury in Wheeling, W.Va., along with a doctor they hired to screen asbestos cases, for helping railroad employees pursue fraudulent…

Judge in Video Tirade Admits Some Anger Issues; Recommended Sanction Would Keep Him on Bench

A West Virginia judge who made headlines because of a videotaped tirade apologized and admitted some anger management issues before a judicial hearing board on Tuesday.

Judge William Watkins III…

W. Va. Lawyer Takes Plea in Federal Mail Fraud Case re $159K in Claimed False PD Billing Vouchers

A West Virginia private practitioner accused of defrauding the state’s public defender agency of $159,000 by billing for hours she did not work has pleaded guilty to a federal charge…

Judge Calls Former Law Firm Employee’s Apology for Stealing $400K ‘Shallow,’ Gives Her 2 to 20 Years

Teri Kay Workman was sentenced Tuesday to six consecutive one- to 10-year prison terms for embezzling nearly $400,000 from a West Virginia law firm for which she formerly worked as…

Attorney Gives Up License After Conviction In Law Office Arson Case

An attorney has voluntarily given up her West Virginia license after being convicted of arson concerning a small fire at the law firm at which she then worked.

Ashley R.…

Ex-Worker Blames Marriage Issues for $400K Law Firm Theft, Says She Didn’t Know She’d Taken So Much

A former office manager has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $400,000 from a West Virginia personal injury law firm, saying that she had no idea she’d taken so much.

The…

Angry Judge in YouTube Video Calls Unrelated Ethics Case re ‘Overwhelming’ Caseload ‘Infuriating’

A West Virginia family court judge who became widely known after a YouTube video of his angry comments from the bench to a matrimonial party went viral is now reportedly…

Restored Factory Sees Shift from Tin Works and Kerosene Lamps to Back-Office Support

More than a hundred years ago, the sprawling building in Wheeling, W.Va.’s once-thriving coal and steel area, housed factory workers making tin products and kerosene lanterns.

Now, after a top-to-bottom…

More Trouble for Angry Judge in YouTube Video; Threatened with Contempt, He Rules In Another Case

A West Virginia judge whose angry comments to a pastor litigating a divorce case gained widespread publicity after a YouTube video of the hearing went viral last month has complied…

State Supreme Court Administrator Won’t Pile Another Complaint on Judge in YouTube Video

A pastor who publicized a now-viral video of a West Virginia jurist shouting “shut up” during a family court hearing says he has filed numerous complaints against Putnam Circuit Judge…

Court Hearing Video of Angry Jurist Shouting ‘Shut Up’ Gains YouTube Traction

Updated: An official recording of a May family court hearing in West Virginia is becoming an unexpected YouTube hit. It quickly topped more than 10,000 views, after a…

Lawyer Who Narrowly Lost AG Race Is Charged in Shooting Case, Cites Castle Doctrine

A West Virginia lawyer who narrowly lost a race to become the state attorney general in 2008 has been charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment with a firearm in…

Ex-Lawyer Faces Felony Charges for Allegedly Failing to Complete Promised Legal Work

A former West Virginia lawyer was arraigned Monday on five felony charges of obtaining money by false pretenses, as well as forgery and uttering of a public record.

Kenneth J.…

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