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G. Wayne Van Bibber

Personal injury Attorney at Hurricane, WV

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Gary Wayne Van Bibber, Wayne Vanbibber

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About G. Wayne

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I was born and raised in St. Albans Wv. I graduated from St. Albans High School in 1985 and enlisted in the US Army. In 1991 I graduated from Marshall University and began law school. I graduated from the Capital University School of Law in 1994 and returned home to WV. I have been engaged in private practice and owned my own firm for approximatley 21 years. Over the years I have gained extensive court room experience and achieved a near perfect win record in jury trial verdicts. I put my heart and sole into achieving the goals set by my clients. You will not find a more dedicated or agressive attorney. I will do evrything legally possible to win your case!


G. Wayne Vanbibber & Associates PLLC
3950 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV, 25526-8728
G. Wayne Vanbibber & Associates PLLC
205 Capitol St.
suite 300
Charleston, WV, 25301
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Posted by AMANDA | June 19, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Wayne letter I was at my breaking point when a good friend recommended Wayne, and he has honestly turned everything around. Both Wayne and Anne are professional, knowledgeable, AND compassionate. They have kept me sane right along with fixing the mess I handed them. I wholeheartedly recommend Wayne; I can’t say enough about how pleased I am with his legal services.
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Posted by Jeff Shamblin | February 3, 2021
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Always there to help
Mr. Van Bibber has always been there to help when needed. He has helped me with personal issues and business issues, he offers excellent advice, and he is amazing in a court room. He is a personable guy, easy to talk to, and someone I trust. I have never reviewed a lawyer before, but Van Bibber gets it done!
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
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Atitude reflects Leadership
My wife and I where in a custody battle for a young man that moved here from overseas and after our first hearing we it was time to look for an attorney. We had friends that Highly recommend Wayne and we are so glad they did. Words can't express just how Grateful we are to him and his Front Office they are just amazing and it shows by starting from the Top. If you are needing an Attorney Him and this Office is Definitely one to Consult with.
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Posted by Heather | June 13, 2019
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Highly recommend
I hired Mr. Vanbibber to represent me in my divorce last year. He was very kind and easy to talk to with my difficult divorce. He and his staff had the knowledge and resources to help me get what was fair in my case. Marta, his assistant, is amazing. In such a difficult time in my life I was happy to have such good people on my side. I definitely recommend his as a lawyer and will be using him for future law needs.
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Posted by EB | April 29, 2019
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I retained Mr. VanBibber in September of 2016 to handle my divorce and child custody case. He was amazing. He and his staff were on point with anything necessary pertaining to our court hearing. Not only that, he was an absolute bull dog in the court room who fought hard for myself, but most importantly for my children. I would hire him 20 mores times over given the results, and have and will continue to recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce/child custody attorney.
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Posted by Amber | February 11, 2019
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A fantastic resource
Mr. Van Bibber represented me and my daughter in my divorce proceedings. I was very satisfied with the representation we received. He is smart, strategic and easy to talk to regarding all issues we had. I highly recommend him as a great local lawyer.
Posted by Sharon | January 28, 2019
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Most of us never think we will end up in situations where services like these are needed. When that time came for me, I had little to no hope my circumstances could be changed. Wayne, was brutally honest with me which I came to lean on in trying times. His advice, patience, and leadership helped shape my own personal development. Having his support made me feel that if I did what I needed to he would do his part in representing me and my interests. He is realistic and honest. He and his staff were amazing - communicating with me and giving me sound advice. His perspective made a very difficult time for me more manageable and his ethics encouraged viable solutions instead of countless court appointments.
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Posted by Don | November 3, 2016
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Highly Skilled Attorney
Wayne has time and time again proven his legal superiority in both civil and criminal matters. Wayne is easy to get along with and provides highly accurate sound legal advice. He is a master when it comes to negotiating extremely favorable agreements in personal injury cases. He created and uses several software programs that generate financial spreadsheets for equitable distribution and child support calculations in divorce cases and doesn't miss a dime; this guarantees his clients a fair shake when the potential for unfair results is great. He's highly aggressive in the courtroom and is always willing to put his clients' wants and needs at the forefront of his representation. I would highly recommend Wayne to anybody looking for a down-to-earth lawyer who will stop at nothing to achieve their reasonable goals.
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Posted by Bill | March 25, 2016
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Your nuclear weapon...
My wife on a whim contacted Mr. Van Bibbers office. We had been thrown into a custody situation and only informed at the last minute. My situation was complicated and hard. Spanning two states and four counties in WV. I only expected the worst going in. That I would have to find a way to come of with the money for the fight of my life. I was wrong. Mr. Van Bibber was extremely attentive to our situation. When he found out that my whole custody issue began when I was at war for my country. The day took on a whole new meaning. He explained to me that he was also a vet although never serving time at war like myself. He respected and was honored to help me out and get me in the right direction to keep my son at home with me. He discussed options I did not even know I had. He got me forms and in touch with courts. So, now I will not be going into this blind. Just as I was before. I have a fighting chance of keeping my son at home. Where he wants to be. Where after all these years he is thriving and becoming the man I know he can be. That is the best feeling in the world. I know that this wouldn't even be possible to even fathom without Mr. Van Bibbers help. He is the only Lawyer that we have ever spoken with that took us seriously and was honest from the gate. Didn't just try to rack up charges and help make the whole situation worse. He also took into account our financial situation. He was honest about cost and what we could expect. Little did I know that he was planning on doing everything that day for free. No cost! He explained that it was for 2 reasons. 1.) I am a fellow veteran. and 2.) because he could see that my son is exactly where he needs to be. So here we are armed and ready. Both myself and my son. Only God knows what the day in court holds. But now I am confident going in now. Thanks to Van Bibbers help. So if you are looking for a lawyer with yours and your children's best interest at heart. Van Bibber is your man.
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Response from G. Wayne Van Bibber April 9, 2016
I was honered to help!
Posted by B. Williams | March 17, 2016
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Attorney review. . .visitation
Mr. G. Wayne Van Bibber consulted with my husband and I in regard to hiring him to take care of a child visitation matter. During the process of seeking the reinstatement of visitation for our daughters (my step daughters), Mr. Van Bibber was attentive to the questions we had in regard to what needed to be done and how to go about doing it. Mr. Van Bibber kept us abreast of all actions of the court. . .from court dates, to cancellations, to decisions/judgements of the court/judge. All we wanted was to have visitation reinstated due to the biological mother taking the children out of state. Not only was he successful in getting visitation, but the court awarded us custody. I would definitely recommend Mr. Van Bibber. He is knowledgeable of the law. He was fair and honest in his actions. He advised us in accordance to West Virginia Law and was always prompt and professional in his dealings with us and the court.
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Posted by Johnny | March 9, 2016
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For a great attorney, G Wayne van bibber.
G Wayne van bibber. Is an excellent lawyer. All hope was gone for me to get visitation with my daughters , who are relocated out of state. Mr. Van Bibber only got my visitation . I now have full custody of my daughters. Thank you very much G Wayne van bibber . This man is a good and faithful attorney. One you can pick the phone up and call anytime . He keeps you up-to-date on every twist and turn of your case.
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Posted by Todd Carpenter | March 3, 2016
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I appreciate the help he gave my mother!
My mother suffered a personal injury due to negligence from a vendor in a large super market. Wayne put her at ease and gave her great legal advice and help in getting her fair compensation. We greatly recommend Mr. Wayne Van Bibber.
Posted by Tina | September 6, 2015
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Best lawyer in town
Mr. VanBibber was recommended by a good friend of mine. After consulting with him I knew he was the one for my case. Great man and very compassionate about this job. I will recommend him to whoever needs legal help.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Wayne is the best lawyer around. When I talked to him with my needs he gave me the best advice for me. He listen to me and helped me though everything. He was recommended by a friend and I will recommend him to anyone that needs help.
Posted by Diana | June 18, 2015
Very professional and highly competent attorney.
I'm thrilled with both the personal contact and the professionalism of Mr Van Bibbers staff. I was familiar with the history of Mr Van Bibbers work through other clients. I knew I could count on him to handle my case which on paper was very complex due to different impending factors. I maintained the utmost trust that he would do everything right to protect me at the end of the day and he absolutely held up his end of the deal. I'm so happy it's all now behind me. I would gladly and highly recommend this practice to anyone who finds themself needing a lawyer, especially for difficult matters.
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Posted by Jeff | May 30, 2015
G. Wayne Van Bibber
When Mr. Van Bibber took over my divorce case it was a mess. He stepped in and took charge and turned a very dismal situation into a positive outcome. He was able to get a very predjudiced and unfair ruling in my divorce case overturned and replaced with a fair ruling. He is very professional and i would highly reccomend him, he will fight for whats right. His hard work has changed my quality of life and relieved a tremendous amount of stress. You won't be sorry, he will take care of you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Personal Injury and Divorce Attorney
  • Hunt and Sereno
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Prosecutor
  • West Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Prosecutor
  • Putnam County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1994 - 1995


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Marshall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Harris vs manufacturer
  • High 6 figure settlement


  • American Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • 1996 - Present
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Sponsor appreciation
  • Winfield Little League
  • 2013


  • ebook
  • Pocket guide to wv divorce
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • WV Counselors Association Annual CLE
  • How to respond to subpoenas for mental health records
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
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Endorse G. Wayne
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With nearly 30 years of experience and excellent outcomes for clients, his work ethic and results speak for themselves."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hurricane Personal injury Lawyer G. Wayne Van Bibber
G. Wayne Van Bibber
Personal injury Attorney
Hurricane, WV
Licensed for 29 years