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Rudolph Lidano DiTrapano

Rudolph Lidano DiTrapano

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Commercial

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About Me

A veteran litgator with more than a half century of experience,
Rudolph DiTrapano is one of a mere handful of West Virginia lawyers to ever argue and win a case in the United States Supreme Court.


Mr. DiTrapano is among an elite group of attorneys listed in two different categories in The Best Lawyers of America: personal injury litigation and criminal defense. He is an AV® Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, and was selected for inclusion in the West Virginia Super Lawyers in the category of  "personal injury plaintiff."


Mr. DiTrapano is the senior member of DiTrapano, Barrett &
DiPiero, PLLC.  Since earning his law degree from the University of
Notre Dame in 1951, Mr. DiTrapano has represented clients in litigation
throughout most of the counties in West Virginia, as well as Virginia,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.


Mr. DiTrapano has participated in cases that have resulted in over
100 published opinions.  He was lead
co-counsel for the West Virginia Board of Investments in cases against
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and others, recovering nearly $85 million
for the State. Mr. DiTrapano and other members of the firm represented
the West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs in coal contract
litigation that resulted in a settlement recovery for the state of West
Virginia in excess of $60 million.

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Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1951

  1. Personal Injury: 55%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Commercial: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Sean P. McGinley

    I endorse this lawyer. There is no attorney with more experience and history of success in West Virginia.

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    Sean McGinley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

604 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV, 25301

DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC

604 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV, 25301

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WVAuthorized to practice law195108/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
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SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2009
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Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberDiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC1999 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Virginia State BarMember1951 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
McCormick v. U.S., 500 U.S. 257 (1991)Appeal to the United States Supreme Court where Mr. DiTrapano argued and won the case.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJ.D.1951

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceFirst Amendement2001