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After graduating from the West Virginia College of Law, I was blessed to be able to return to my hometown of Huntington, West Virginia to begin the practice of law.  After working at a technologically-advanced insurance defense firm, I decided to change the focus of my practice to the representation of injured people and working families in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. David Duffield and I formed Duffield & Lovejoy, PLLC in 2004, with an emphasis on using technology in our practice to improve advocacy and overall legal representation.

Since 1997, I have been honored to lecture to over 2000 lawyers in West Virginia on the effective use of technology in the law.  This area of expertise allowed me to begin teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the Marshall University CTC on "Computer Applications in the Law Office."

I also try to remain actively involved with service to the legal profession.  On a state level, I am currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the West Virginia Association for Justice.  I have also served as the Chairman of the West Virginia State Bar Law Office Technology Committee.  In 2007, I was asked by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, our highest Court, to serve as the only lawyer on its Multimedia Committee, which has worked to place cutting edge presentation technology in every Courtroom. 

Regardless of the many lawyer jokes, I still consider it a high calling to be able to serve those people and families who find themselves suffering from loss.  Perhaps a hopeless idealist, I still believe in the rule of law and in a legal system that both speaks truth to power and allows for accountability.  I would like to continue to grow our practice by being available to serve the legal needs of the people of the Tri-State area.

Focusing in Civil Litigation, Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Social Security Disability

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  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
  4. Car Accident: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
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  • Shawn R. Romano

    Chad is not only an excellent lawyer, but also an outstanding member of the community. He is hardworking and passionate about his cases.

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  • Jack Christopher Dolance

    Chad Lovejoy is unquestionably one of the best legal minds in our state. He's thus able to obtain excellent results for his clients. And, although he's one of the more brilliant people I've met (lawyer or non-lawyer), he's also extremely down to earth. He has the very rare ability to discuss and explain the most complex and esoteric legal issues in a way that is actually understandable -- even to a newer lawyer. But the two things I appreciate the most about Chad are his wit and his willingness to help. I'll always remember what he's taught me because he so often explains things with hilarious stories and lessons from his own experiences/adventures as a younger lawyer. Additionally, when I first opened my own practice, he took the time -- despite an extremely busy schedule -- to sit down with me at a conference table for about two hours to explain the basics of becoming a successful trial lawyer. That alone speaks volumes about his character. I highly recommend Chad Lovejoy.

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Contact info

Duffield Lovejoy Stemple & Boggs PLLC

Po Box 608
Huntington, WV, 25710-0608

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law199808/09/2016
OHActive199808/01/2016
WVAuthorized to practice law199708/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
President's AwardWest Virginia Association for Justice2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDuffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, PLLC2004 - Present
AssociateThe Duffield Law Firm1999 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Scottish Rite Foundation of HuntingtonDirector2015 - Present
First Stage Theatre CompanyDirector2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Huntington City MissionDirector2004 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeTreasurer2015 - 2016
Cabell County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
West Virginia Law ReviewEditor in Chief1996 - 1997
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
West Virginia Law ReviewCary v. Riss: Protecting Due Process Concerns in Probate1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
West Virginia UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WVAJ Annual ConventionTort Law Update2015
Mountain State Bar Association Annual MeetingLaw Office Technology Update2013
WV CLE Litigation UpdateLaw Office Technology Update2012
WVAJ Mid-Winter SeminarUsing New Technologies in the Office to Gain Momentum in the Courtroom Motions Practice for the 21st Century2011
1st Annual West Virginia Continuing Legal Education - Solo and Small Firm ConferenceTechnology as THE Equalizer: Using Multimedia Persuasion to Level the Playing Field2007
Advanced Personal Injury SeminarPracticing Law at the Speed of Light: The West Virginia Lawyer in the Digital Domain2005
WVTLA Annual ConventionPracticing Law at the Speed of Light: The West Virginia Trial Lawyer in the Digital Domain2004
West Virginai Bar Association – 118th Annual MeetingPracticing Law at the Speed of Light: Fighting for Inches in the Digital Domain2004
2003 Continuing Education SeriesUsing Multi-Media in the 21st Century Practice of Law2003
West Virginia State Bar Annual ConventionTechnology Update: Law Office Technology in the New Millenium2001