West Virginia

166 ABA Journal West Virginia articles.

Dinsmore to acquire 40-attorney law firm based in West Virginia

Dinsmore & Shohl is acquiring a 40-attorney law firm headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia.

Effective Feb. 1, the merger with Huddleston Bolen will also add 56 staff members to the…

Lawyer defending $91M verdict bought Lear jet from state justice’s husband when case was pending

A plaintiffs lawyer seeking to uphold a $91 million verdict against a nursing home bought a Lear jet from the husband of the state chief justice who went on to…

Ex-Dinsmore partner wins dismissal of sex-with-client ethics charges, despite accepting sanction

The former managing partner of Dinsmore & Shohl’s Charleston, West Virginia, office urged the state supreme court to accept a recommended 90-day suspension against him stemming from sex with a…

Prosecutor removed from office over domestic case will go into private practice

A West Virginia prosecutor who faces misdemeanor charges over alleged domestic incidents involving his ex-wife and 11-year-old son has opted not to appeal a judicial panel’s determination that he should…

Judge accused of courthouse sex was ‘seduced and taken advantage of,’  her lawyer says

A West Virginia judge accused of a sexual relationship with a community corrections director was “seduced and taken advantage of,” her lawyer argued in her ethics case before the state…

Truancy crackdown is linked to spike in youth confinement rate in West Virginia

A West Virginia task force is considering alternatives to juvenile confinement after a crackdown on truancy may have contributed to a spike in the number of youths confined to juvenile…

Pit bull gets reprieve from state high court, but this dog was no Lassie, dissent says

West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals has granted a reprieve to a pit bull terrier named Major, but it may be too late to save the dog, which has deteriorated…

Lawyer is suspended in third state after police standoff

A third state has temporarily suspended a West Virginia lawyer accused of firing his gun during a standoff with police.

Kentucky temporarily suspended lawyer Mark Bramble on Aug. 22, acting…

Ex-judge is sentenced to 4 years in federal corruption case

A former longtime West Virginia judge was sentenced Monday to four years and two months in prison for his role in a Mingo County corruption case.

Comparing Michael Thornsbury’s actions…

Feds seek ‘very substantial’ sentence for corrupt judge who had ‘enormous power’ in his county

Federal prosecutors are seeking a “very substantial” prison sentence for a former West Virginia judge, arguing that the guideline sentence for the crime to which he pleaded guilty isn’t sufficient…

Prosecutor agrees he won’t use corporal punishment to discipline kids in deal to get charges dropped

A West Virginia prosecutor has agreed he won’t use corporal punishment to discipline his children as part of a pretrial diversion program that could result in dismissal of two misdemeanor…

State AG’s suit says school officials punished middle-school students for reporting sexual abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit that alleges school officials in Mingo County retaliated against two middle-school students who reported sexual abuse last year and protected…

Disciplining son with a belt is a constitutional right, prosecutor says in bid to get charge tossed

A West Virginia prosecutor maintains he has a constitutional right to discipline his son with a belt.

Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants is seeking dismissal of a misdemeanor domestic battery…

Witness-intimidation case against lawyer is dropped

All charges have been dropped against a West Virginia lawyer and his private investigator in a witness-intimidation case, following the deaths of two prosecution witnesses.

Attorney Paul J. Harris and…

300,000 W.Va. residents told not to drink water after chemical leak; US opens criminal probe

Don’t drink the water. Don’t wash, rinse, cook or bathe with it, either.

That’s the message for some 300,000 West Virginians as the result of a Thursday leak from a…

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