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Joseph H. Spano Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Charleston, WV

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Pritt & Spano, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Joey Spano is also a founding memeber of Pritt and Spano Law. Joey grew up in Charleston and has been an active member of the West Virginia community for years.  He attended Concord University in Athens, West Virginia on an academic and football scholarship where he obtained his B.A. in Political Science.  While at Concord, Mr. Spano was a Presidential Scholar seven times in eight semesters.  He received his J.D. from WVU College of Law in Morgantown where he served as the Chairman of the WVU Student Goverment Judcial Board of Appeals.


Prior to founding Pritt and Spano Law, Mr. Spano practiced with the Office of the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney for five years.  He prosecuted criminals in numerous misdemeanor and felony trials.  He spent his first two and a half years in Magistrate Court trying over 100 misdemeanor bench trials with many of those being DUI’s.  Mr. Spano also represented the State for the first year of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Pilot Court, where he prosecuted domestic violence cases gaining much experience in Kanawha County Family Court.  Mr. Spano has spent his final two and a half years in Circuit Court practicing before the Honarable Judge Charles King, Jr.  There he handled numerous felony trials, plea agreements, probation and home confinement violations and expungement hearings.  As a prosecuting attorney, Mr. Spano has tried hundreds of misdemeanor and felony trials gaining an unprecedented amount of court room experience.  Mr. Spano has experience in criminal law, family law and DUI representation.  He is also very familiar with civil law in which he has worked on wrongful death, mesothelioma and car injuries.  Mr. Spano works with many of the top Plaintiff's Firms throughout Charleston.


When Mr. Spano is outside the office he enjoys spending time with his fiance, family and friends.  He also enjoys sports, hunting, hiking with his three dogs and enjoying West Virginia's finest craft brews.

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Posted by David | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Joey always returned my calls
I hired Mr. Spano to handle my child custody proceeding last month. It was a very stressful time in my life and I needed guidance. Mr. Spano was very thorough throughout the case and always returned my calls when I had questions. The family judge awarded me the majority of custody. I am very happy with Mr. Spano's representation.
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Posted by Lee | October 23, 2015
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Great professional representation
My experience with Joseph H. Spano, Jr. representing me through my divorce was exceptional. Mr. Spano went above and beyond to make sure all of my questions were answered, keep my mind at ease during such a stressful time, and kept me in the loop about everything taking place. Phone calls were always returned in a timely manner. I was well informed of the divorce process by Mr. Spano, which was very much appreciated as I have never been through a divorce before. I highly recommend Joseph H. Spano, Jr. as he was very considerate of my situation and was extremely professional. I am pleased to endorse Mr. Spano and would immediately return to him for representation again without hesitation should the situation arise.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2015
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Knowledgeable and professional
Mr. Spano was very professional and helpful. He kept in constant contact with me as opposed to an attorney that has about 10 clients. Price was very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
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1 star
Withdrew on the day of trial. Filed motions without me agreeing to them. Very unprofessional and rude.


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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Pritt & Spano, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Assistant Prosecutor
  • Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2010 - 2015


  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Concord University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • State of WV v. Harrison
  • Guilty Plea
  • Marijuana Mail Case
  • Jury Verdict Guilty
  • Kidnapping Case
  • Jury Verdict


  • WVU Alumni Association of Greater Kanawha
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ducks Unlimited Vandalia Chapter
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2018
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Accredited Practice
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Accredited Family Law
  • The Law Society
  • 2015
  • WV Presidential Scholar Athlete
  • Concord University
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bridge the Gap
  • Rainmaking for Young Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Kanawha County Drug Court
  • Prosecuting Drug Felonies
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and work with Joey for over eight years. He is diligent, professional and aggressive."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey Spano is an excellent lawyer. He is very thorough and works very hard for his clients. I highly recommend him in the areas of personal injury, family law and criminal defense."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He works diligently to represent his clients and is very knowledgeable of the law. He stays in constant contact with his clients."
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Charleston Personal injury Lawyer Joseph H. Spano Jr.
Joseph H. Spano Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Charleston, WV
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available