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James D. McQueen Jr.

Discrimination Attorney at Huntington, WV

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jim, Jim McQueen


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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    25%

    49 years, 40 cases

  2. Insurance
    25%

    49 years, 400 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%

  4. Wrongful termination
    25%

    49 years, 25 cases

I am a trial lawyer and have practiced law throughout the State of West Virginia for more than 40 years.  I am a native of Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, but have had offices during my career in Huntington and Charleston.  I have handled cases in most of the State and Federal Courts in West Virginia, and I have actually taken cases to verdict in 27 of West Virginia's 55 counties and 5 of 9 Federal Courts.  I have handled more than 40 appeals in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Overall, I have conducted more than 250 civil or administrative trials to verdict or decision.  I am an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and a committed member of the West Virginia Association for Justice. 

 

I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1967 and served as an officer in the Navy for 4 years, aboard two surface ships in the Atlantic Fleet.  I graduated from law school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky in 1974.

 

For approximately the first 25 years of my career, I practiced defense litigation in larger firms, usally representing insurance companies or their policyholders.  During the past 15 years, my practice focus has shifted to the extent that i am now exclusively a Plaintiff's lawyer, representing individuals and small companies who have a legal claim against insurers, their insured policy holders, the government, large corporations, professionals and others.  My prior defense experience is very beneficial to me and to my clients because I fully understand and appreciate how insurance companies operate and how their claim managers think. 

 

Presently, my primary interests as a trial lawyer are in the fields of insurance  law, employment law, and personal injury law.  In the insurance area, I handle coverage claims or disputes, bad faith claims, unfair claims settlement practices disputes, property damage claims, and arson/fraud/explosion cases on behalf of the insured policyholder.  In the employment law arena, I handle wrongful termination cases, discrimination cases, deliberate intent cases, workers' compensation fraud and workers' compensation discrimination cases, and wage payment and collection act cases.  In the personal injury area, I have vast experience in handling all kinds of vehicular accidents including large truck litigation, product liability claims, slip and fall cases, traumatic brain injury cases, and wrongful death cases, particularly those involving coal mining accidents. 

 

As a separate area of interest, I also represent doctors, nurses, lawyers and other professionals who have claims made against them by their licensing agencies.  I also handle commercial litigation involving real estate, disputes among owners, and construction disputes. 

 

I do not handle criminal litigation, domestic relations matters, boundary-line disputes, collections, claims against police officers or agencies of State or Federal Government, or Social Security Disability Claims. 

Licensed for 48 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact James

McQueen Davis, PLLC
314 Ninth Street, Suite 200
Huntington, WV, 25701

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Posted by Heather | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job!
Jim helped me and my husband through a difficult situation. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend him and his team.
Posted by Robin | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One tough lawyer.
Very thorough.. He has worked very hard for me..I couldn't ask for better assistance.. He always keeps me informed and is extremely easy to talk to. All of Mr. McQueen's staff has been very helpful and sympathetic to my injuries and my situation..I couldn't ask for a better lawyer.
Posted by Saprina | January 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Mr McQueen is a very friendly and dedicated lawyer to his clients. He is easy to speak with and he looks out for his clients best interest. Mr McQueen does fight very hard for his clients and the people he's fighting against don't like him, because he doesn't scare and he is in to win the battle! Not only is Mr McQueen my lawyer, but I think I have made a new friend who cares for my family! I will always be thankful to him and his office. They are a great group to work with and always pleasant!
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2015
Professional Board Complaint Defense
Mr. McQueen was professional, timely, and informed about licensing board complaint defenses. Although he had not yet worked with the board for my particular profession, he listened to me, reviewed my materials, and collaborated with other professionals involved in the case to such a degree that I felt confident with him representing me. We ended up with an ideal outcome, but I feel comfortable Mr. McQueen would have represented me and advocated for my best interests equally well if the complaint had gone further.
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Posted by Diane | May 19, 2015
very satisfied client
Jim McQueen is an amazing attorney. He is fully dedicated to your case. He is reliable and very conscientious of his work. He is extremely intelligent and always will go that extra mile for his clients. We are not only lucky to have Jim as our attorney but through it all. He has become a great friend. Thank you so much Jim for all you do. God has truly blessed you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Member
  • McQueen Davis, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Member
  • Baker Davis & McQueen
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Member
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Senior Member
  • McQueen & Murphy, LC
  • 1987 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Campbell Woods Bagley Emerson McNeer & Herndon
  • 1978 - 1987
  • Partner
  • Wood Grimm McQueen & Delp
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Associate
  • Jenkins, Fenstermaker & Wood
  • 1974 - 1976
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Education

  • University of Kentucky
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • United States Naval Academy
  • BS
  • 1967
  • U S Naval Academy Preparatory School
  • Diploma
  • 1963
  • Williamson High School
  • Diploma
  • 1962
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Legal Cases

  • Thornburg v. Huntington Anesthesia Group and Robert Zhea, CRNA
  • Plaintiff's verdict for Plaintiff, 1.5 million dollars

Associations

  • West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • member
  • 1990 - 2012
  • West Virginia State Bar, Committee for Law Practice Management
  • Chairman
  • 1987 - 1990
  • West Virginia Medical Malpractice Task Force
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1986
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1984 - 2004
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1974 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Practice Court
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • 1974
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Secretary of the Navy
  • 1969

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2012
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • 2012
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2011
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • 2011
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2010
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2009
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • 2009
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2008
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • 2007
  • Understanding the Current Commercial General Liability Policy
  • Understanding the Current Commercial General Liability Policy
  • 2005
  • Winning Ways With Direct and Cross-Examination
  • Guiding Principles for the Civil Litigator in West Virginia, “Using Direct Examination to Win Your Case”
  • 2003
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Seminar
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Seminar
  • 2003
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Seminar
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Seminar
  • 2002
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Seminar
  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages
  • 2001
  • West Virginia Insurance Law
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation Lorman
  • 2000
  • Lorman Education Services
  • West Virginia Insurance Law
  • 1999
  • PESI Seminar
  • Winning the Battle of the Experts
  • 1997
  • Eastern Mineral Law Foundation
  • Overloaded Coal Trucks: Can the Industry Solve the Problem?
  • 1997
  • PESI Seminar
  • Settling Insurance Claims
  • 1996
  • West Virginia Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Insurance Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is very experienced and is always well prepared. He serves the interests of his clients very well."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a tireless advocate for his clients and is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law. I am always impressed by his expertise in areas of insurance law. I give Jim my highest recommendations."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked a long time with Mr. McQueen for many years. He is a great lawyer and person. He is ethical and a great opponent."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim McQueen hired me out of law school. He was my mentor. He provided me with wonderful guidance and invaluable litigation experience. Along with great intelligence and talent, Jim has great humility. He doesn't talk about it, but he has beaten in trial virtually every prominent lawyer in West Virginia in his 40+ years of practicing law. He knows what it takes to win and he has record that demonstrates that reality. After 24 years of practicing law, I continue to call on him for advice and guidance. Jim's got tremendous legal knowledge and incredible legal instincts. Today we work on cases together and I am constantly impressed by his enthusiasm for the practice of law and the energy he devotes to our cases. In my career, I've tried many cases and worked against many of the top lawyers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. I can honestly say that I have not seen a better trial lawyer than Jim McQueen. I highly recommend him."
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Huntington Discrimination Lawyer James D. McQueen Jr.
James D. McQueen Jr.
Discrimination Attorney
Huntington, WV
Licensed for 48 years
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