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Todd F. La Neve

Todd F. La Neve

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

Todd La Neve and his firm, La Neve Law Offices, are rewarded with the trust of clients who hire the firm to help them through what is normally one of the darkest, most difficult times in their lives.  They have represented clients in nearly every one of the 55 counties in West Virginia, and have developed relationships across the state in pursuit of justice for their clients, regardless of whether it is a personal injury matter or a criminal case.  The ability to hlep others seek and obtain solutions to their troubles is highly rewarding, particularly when those solutions come in the face of great odds.  Serving our clients at our highest ability is the driving force behind what we do.


Mr. La Neve is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities and sports, and is also a licensed pilot and aircraft owner.   He and his family enjoy many activiies together and are always anxious to seek new opportunities to explore the beauty of nature in West Virginia and other states.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    17 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    17 years, 1.1 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

42 total 

  • Ryan Lansing Russman

    Attorney La Neve is a leader in the DUI/DWI Defense community. His superior understanding of the law and practice make him an outstanding advocate for the accused citizen.


    Ryan Russman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Donald John Ramsell

    I highly recommend Todd La Neve for any person arrested for DUI in West Virginia. Todd is known across the country for his success in the DUI defense field. Spend the time to talk to Todd, and you'll thank me for it later!


    Donald Ramsell DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

La Neve Law Offices

117 1/2 Nicholas Street
Clarksburg, WV, 26301-4007


WVAuthorized to practice law199304/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Persuasive Speaking Course Completion CertificateDr. Paul Homoly, CSP2010
Graduate - NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2006
Mastering Scientific Evidence GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2004
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety PractitionerWalden, Platt & Associates2004
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety InstructorWalden, Platt & Associates2004
Mastering Scientific Evidence GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLa Neve Law Offices1997 - Present
House CounselCelina Iinsurance Group1994 - 1997
Associate AttorneyBachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden1993 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
AOPA Legal Services ProgramPanel Attorney2005 - Present
WV DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc.President & Co-Founder2004 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Matz v. Corna & Co. and MeyerWon on appellate argument in WV Supreme Court
State v. HinebaughDismissal of DUI on Motion
Ginger Sandy v. CDX Gas, LLC, et al.Settlement at mediation - $1,650,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore "Inside the Minds"Search and Seizure in DUI Cases2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
West Virginia UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarJury Voir Dire and Witness Cross Examination2012
Contemporary Issues in DUIBreath Testing and Field Sobriety Testing2010
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student TrainingField Sobriety Testing Standards2008
Collateral Consquences of DUI ConvictionsDUI & Pilot's License Issues2008
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student TrainingField Sobriety Testing Standards2006
North Central WV Pilots AssociationFAA Enforcement Actions & Pilot License Rights2004
New Voices - NCDD Winter SessionDUI & Pilot's License Issues2004