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Sean McGinley is a trial and appellate attorney and a member of DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC. 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.
Mr. McGinley is from 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.
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|WV||Authorized to practice law||1991||01/15/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Prsonal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court||1994 - 1995|
|Law Clerk||West Virginia Supreme Court||1990 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Judge John A. Field, Jr., American Inn of Court||Master||2007 - Present|
|West Virginia Law Institute||Board Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Advocate||1995 - Present|
|Kanawha County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Osborne v. United States, 567 S.E.2d 677 (Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 2002)||Case was settled after trial before an appeal.|
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|West Virginia Law Review||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||1996|
|Annual Conference||Media and the Law||2015|
|Annual Convention||FOIA, First Amendment and the Reporters' Privilege||2001|