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Harley O. Wagner

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DUI & DWI

About Me

Harley O. Wagner is the owner and CEO of The Wagner Law Firm, a statewide, exclusive DUI defense practice based out of Martinsburg, WV. He has handled over 1,700 DUI cases in 38 WV counties in the past 16 years. He is a trained Administer and Instructor on Standardized Field Sobriety testing; a trained EC/IR II secondary chemical breath test operator; trained in Drug Recognition Evalution (DRE); a Sustaining lifetime member of the National College for DUI Defense, where he currently serves on the faculty; Charter member of the National DUI Defense Lawyers Association, where he currently serves as a Board of Director; Co-Founder of the West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation; Author of West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and Practice (Laywers & Judges publishing); a national lecturer on DUI defense and a DUI committee member for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has attended over 50 national DUI Defense training seminars and has amassed over 600 hours of DUI Defense training. He annually attends two to three nationwide DUI defense training seminars, continually striving to be the finest trained, finest educated DUI defense attorney he possibly can be. Harley also has 12 years of general criminal defense experience, including four life sentence jury trials, and is a former assistant state prosecutor.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

75 total 

  • Lawrence Eric Taylor

    Harley Wagner is, in my opinion and that of his peers, the most experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney in West Virginia. A prominent member of the National College for DUI Defense, his contributions to the profession are well-known and his reputation in the legal community is outstanding . I endorse him without reservation.

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    Lawrence Taylor DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Bruce Steven Kapsack

    Mr. Wagner is THE attornney for DUI work in West Virginia. His knowledge and skill level is so high that he was asked by James Nesci, one of the top DUI attorneys in the nation, to co-write the West Virginia DUI book. If I needed an attorney Harley is thhe only one I would call.

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WVAuthorized to practice law199708/03/2015
PAActive199608/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best DUI AttorneyThe Journal Newspaper2015
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2015Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers2015
Best DUI AttorneyThe Journal Newspaper2014
"10 Best" in WVAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersTrial Lawyers Association2014
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2014Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers2014
Appointed as Faculty Member to NCDDNational College for DUI Defense2013
"Best Attorney" - Annual Readership PollThe Journal Tri-State Newspaper2013
"Best Attorney" - Annual Readership PollThe Journal Tri-State Newspaper2012
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers2012
Certificate of Teaching - Cross Examination TechniquesOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Annual DUI Seminar)2012
Certificate of Appreciation - Lecturer Advanced DUI SeminarOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
"Best Attorney" Harley O. WagnerThe Journal newspaper reader's choice: Best of the Best2011
Certificate of Teaching - Field Sobriety Administration CourseRobert F. LaPier & Associates2011
"Best Attorney" Harley O. WagnerThe Journal Newspaper Reader's Choice, Best of the Best2010
Certificate of Appreciation - Instructor / Summer ProgramNational College for DUI Defense2010
Certificate of Appreciation - Speaker / Winter ProgramNational College for DUI Defense2010
DUI Committee - National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
"Best Attorney" (co-shared w/ fmr. partner)The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll)2009
Sustaining Lifetime Membership (for excellence in DUI Defense)National College for DUI Defense2009
"Best Attorney" (co-shared w/ fmr. partner)The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll)2008
Certificate of Teaching - Field Sobriety Administration CourseRobert F. LaPier & Associates2008
Top Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor CourseRobert F. LaPier & Associates2004
West Virginia State DelegateNational College for DUI Defense2003
Acceptance of MembershipNational College for DUI Defense2001
Acceptance of MembershipNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/CEOThe Wagner Law Firm2010 - Present
PartnerMills & Wagner (*exclusively handled all DUI work)2003 - 2010
AssociateMills & Associates (*exclusively handled DUI work 01' forward)1999 - 2003
Assistant ProsecutorHarrison County, WV Prosecutors Office1997 - 1999
Support AttorneyMartin & Seibert1996 - 1997
Law ClerkBowles Rice1996 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Chemical SocietyMember2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)Board of Directors / Founding Member2014 - Present
Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Trial Skills UniversityFaculty2014 - Present
Better Business BureauThe Wagner Law Firm2013 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFaculty - DUI Academy2013 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseFaculty2013 - Present
Super Lawyers, Inc.Super Lawyer2012 - Present
West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationCo-Founder2007 - Present
EC/IR II Intoximeter Breath Test Owners GroupMember2005 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseLifetime Member2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v Jock SandersDismissed and expunged from record
WV DMV vs Mark Thompson (WV Supreme Court)WV Supreme Court Affirmed Circuit Court Ruling.
State of West Virginia ex rel. Pamela Jean Games-Neely v. The Honorable Joann OveringtonAffirmed - Unanimous, 5-0

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and PracticeNational DUI Defense Book2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Winter Session - Orlando, FL2015
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Advanced DUI AcademyDUI/DWIInstructor/Faculty2015
National DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationDUI/DWIDUIDLA Summer Program2015
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session on the campus of Harvard Law School2015
Forensic Chromatography: Principles of DUID IIDUI/DWICertificate of Completion (40 hrs)2014
Lone Star DWI: Blood 101 (Austin, TX)DUI/DWICertificate of Completion2014
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session on the campus of Harvard Law School2014
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Winter Session in San Diego, CA2014
Forensic Drug Analysis - Axion Training Institute, Inc.DUI/DWICertificate of Completion (40 hrs)2014
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session on campus of Harvard Law School2013
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Advanced DUI AcademyDUI/DWIInstructor2013
Joshua Karton Trial Skills Training SeminarDUI/DWITrial Skills Training2013
Advaqnced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)DUI/DWICertificate of ARIDE Training Completion2013
Drug Evaluation and Classifcation Program (DECP)DUI/DWIDrug Recognition Evaluation (DRE)2013
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Advanced DUI SeminarDUI/DWIIntoximeter EC/IR II Breath Testing2012
Terrance McCarthy - Cross Examination Workshop (Tampa, FL)DUI/DWICross Examination Skills & Techniques2012
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session on campus of Harvard Law School2012
Terrance McCarthy - Cross Examination Workshop (Chicago, Illinois)DUI/DWICross Examination Skills & Techniques2011
Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice. Dr. Lee Polite / Professor Harold McNairDUI/DWICertificate of Completion (40 hour training course)2011
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2011
Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education Seminar (Williamsburg, VA)DUI/DWIIntoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education2010
Commuunicating Your Way to an AcquittalDUI/DWINational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2010
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICertificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2010
EC/IR II Intoximeter Operator Breath Testing CourseBlood Alcohol BreathTestingQualfied EC/IR II Breath Test Operator2009
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIMastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases2009
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2008
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICertificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2008
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2007
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICertificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2007
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIMastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases2007
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2006
Nationlal College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICertificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2006
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIMastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases2006
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIDWI Means Defend Wtih Ingenuity - Skills That Win Cases2006
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2005
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICertificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2005
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIMastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases2005
NHTSA Instructor Course - Standardized Field Sobriety TestingStandardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA Certified Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing2004
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administration CourseStandardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administer2003
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWINCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School2003
National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWICerticate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session2003
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIDWI Means Defend With Ingenuity - Skills That Win Cases2002
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIDWI Means Defend with Ingenuity2001
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI DefenseDUI/DWIDifficult DUI's & Tragic Consquences2000
Thomas M. Cooley School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate (JD)1995
West Virginia UniversityPublic Relations / JournalismBSJ1990
National College for DUI DefenseNCDD Summer Session on Campus of Harvard Law SchoolDUI/DWIN/A
National College for DUI DefenseN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NCDD Winter Session - Orlando, FL15 years of DUI Defense - Some Lessons Learned2015
Statewide West Virginia Public Defender ConferenceDUI Motion Practice / Breath Test Discovery2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administer Certification Program (co-presenter)Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Student Administration Certification Program2011
Advanced DUI SeminarOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law SchoolClosing Argument Presentation2010
2010 Winter SeminarProper Client Interview Techniques2010
2010 Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law SchoolCo-Instructor: Proper Opening, Closing and X-Exam Techniques2010
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administer CourseProper administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing2008
Standardized Field Sobriety Test AdministrationProper administration of standardized field sobriety testing2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI casesDUI Mock Jury Trial2007