Sean McGinley Esq.

Sean McGinley Esq.

DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
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  • West Virginia
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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 an honours degree in Jurisprudence. After obtaining his law degree, Mr. McGinley worked at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as a law clerk, from 1990 through 1993. Mr. McGinley clerked both for Chief Justice Thomas E. McHugh, and Justice Thomas B. Miller. From 1994 through 1995, Mr. McGinley was a law clerk to the Hon. Charles H. Haden, II, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He has been with the firm since October of 1995.

Mr. McGinley has been a member of the Governing Council of the West Virginia Law Institute since 2001. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He also is a member of both the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations. Mr. McGinley has lectured media organizations on First Amendment and defamation issues.

Mr. McGinley and his wife, Ana G. Marino, have two sons, Liam Patrick McGinley, and Colin Sean McGinley. They reside in Charleston.

University of Oxford
B.A / Jurisprudence
Honors: Honours
Oberlin College
B.A / Government, History
Professional Experience
DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
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Articles & Publications
West Virginia's Very Own Celotex Trilogy: A Series of Recent Opinions by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Reveals that the Rumors of Rule 56's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated
98 W.Va.L.Rev. 571
Av-Preeminent Rating
Professional Associations
Member, Governing Council
West Virginia Law Institute
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Activities: Appointed in 2001 by Gov. Bob Wise. Reappointed in 2005 by Gov. Joe Manchin, III.
West Virginia State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
West Virginia
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Broker Fraud
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
604 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 342-0133
Fax: (304) 342-4605