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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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.
Jack Dolance Personal injury Attorney
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|KY||Authorized to practice law||1998||08/09/2016|
|WV||Authorized to practice law||1997||08/13/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||West Virginia Association for Justice||2015|
|Partner||Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Associate||The Duffield Law Firm||1999 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Scottish Rite Foundation of Huntington||Director||2015 - Present|
|First Stage Theatre Company||Director||2010 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|Huntington City Mission||Director||2004 - Present|
|West Virginia Association for Justice||Treasurer||2015 - 2016|
|Cabell County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|West Virginia Law Review||Editor in Chief||1996 - 1997|
|West Virginia Law Review||Cary v. Riss: Protecting Due Process Concerns in Probate||1996|
|West Virginia University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|West Virginia University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|WVAJ Annual Convention||Tort Law Update||2015|
|Mountain State Bar Association Annual Meeting||Law Office Technology Update||2013|
|WV CLE Litigation Update||Law Office Technology Update||2012|
|WVAJ Mid-Winter Seminar||Using New Technologies in the Office to Gain Momentum in the Courtroom Motions Practice for the 21st Century||2011|
|1st Annual West Virginia Continuing Legal Education - Solo and Small Firm Conference||Technology as THE Equalizer: Using Multimedia Persuasion to Level the Playing Field||2007|
|Advanced Personal Injury Seminar||Practicing Law at the Speed of Light: The West Virginia Lawyer in the Digital Domain||2005|
|WVTLA Annual Convention||Practicing Law at the Speed of Light: The West Virginia Trial Lawyer in the Digital Domain||2004|
|West Virginai Bar Association – 118th Annual Meeting||Practicing Law at the Speed of Light: Fighting for Inches in the Digital Domain||2004|
|2003 Continuing Education Series||Using Multi-Media in the 21st Century Practice of Law||2003|
|West Virginia State Bar Annual Convention||Technology Update: Law Office Technology in the New Millenium||2001|