For more information click on Events in Tool Bar

  1. 2020 Annual Meeting
    Marriott Resort
    Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes
    June 7-10, 2020

    2019 Sponsor Form


Trial Academy
Substantive Group
Lunchtime Meetings


For more information click on Events in Tool Bar

Business/Commercial Law

Creditor's Rights

Construction Law


Employment Law

Energy Law

Governmental Liability Committee

Insurance Law

Medical Liability

Product Liability

 Safety and Health

Young Lawyers

Workers’ Compensation

For more information on meetings listed above please check our Events Calendar or contact pschultz@dtcwv.org


        Annual Meeting Sponsors      

Please patronize our 
2019 37th annual meeting sponsors. 
here for the complete list.

2019 Sponsorship Form


   WV Law Updates 

The Supreme Court of Appeals
of West Virginia

entered an Order, on December 30, 2019, Approving and Adopting the Revisions to the Governance Documents of the West Virginia State Bar - West Virginia State Bar Constitution, West Virginia State Bar Bylaws, West Virginia State Bar Administrative Rules, and Definition of the Practice of Law No.18-Rules-04

Click here for the WV Supreme Court Order

Click here for the approved and adopted revisions


Adoption of Amendments to Trial Court Rules 11.02 and 15A, and Rule 6 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for for Family Courts No. 19-Rules-11
Relating to Electronic Filing

At a Regular Term of the Supreme Court of Appeals, continued and held at Charleston, Kanawha County, on September 12, 2019, the attached order was made and entered.  

Click Here to Read


Two-Year CLE Reporting Period Ends June 30, 2020

The CLE reporting is to be completed electronically using the web-based membership portal at www.mywvbar.org.  A minimum of 24 credits, including at least 3 credits on legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being or elimination of bias must be reported.  Below are some basic helpful hints to get you started.

  • Make sure you know your username and password for the online portal.  You can request a new password from the login screen.
  • Check your current CLE transcript for accuracy.  Once you are logged in to the portal, go to the "CLE" tab and choose "My CLE Transcript" from the dropdown menu.
  • If you have already attended/completed a CLE course for the 2018-2020 reporting period - report it now and do not wait until the reporting deadline.

Confirm any pending attendance credits that have been reported by a CLE provider and appear on the bottom of your transcript waiting for your approval. 


2019 WV State Bar Membership Directory Is Available

The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members. 
To download a digital version or print a copy 
click here. To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.


ABA Free Legal Answers

The website for the ABA Free Legal Answers program has been updated. There has been an increase in activity since the update with more questions submitted by users looking for legal help. For those attorneys who currently serve as volunteers, please be sure to check the site regularly as there are new questions being submitted daily. If you are not currently serving as a volunteer attorney for the program, but would like to do so, please visit the ABA's Free Legal Answers website by clicking here.



Member News

2019-2020 Officers

  Mark Hayes, President 
Erik Legg, Im. Past President
Teresa Dumire, Vice President
Todd Mount, Treasurer

Susan Snowden, Secretary


Diplomats of the Year

Neva Lusk
Not Present:  Michael Cimino
Presented by Todd Mount & Jill Rice


 Member Newsletter
Article of the Year

Steve Wellman
Presented by Todd Mount


 Young Lawyer Newsletter
Article of the Year

Michael Taylor
Presented by Todd Mount



DTCWV Mixologist

Jane Harkins
Presented by Teresa Dumire




The Civil Justice Report



Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
P. O. Box 527, Charleston, WV 25322-0527
304-552-7794, 304-344-4711 fax