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Todd La Neve and his firm, La Neve Law Offices, are rewarded with the trust of clients who hire the firm to help them through what is normally one of the darkest, most difficult times in their lives.  They have represented clients in nearly every one of the 55 counties in West Virginia, and have developed relationships across the state in pursuit of justice for their clients, regardless of whether it is a personal injury matter or a criminal case.  The ability to hlep others seek and obtain solutions to their troubles is highly rewarding, particularly when those solutions come in the face of great odds.  Serving our clients at our highest ability is the driving force behind what we do.


Mr. La Neve is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities and sports, and is also a licensed pilot and aircraft owner.   He and his family enjoy many activiies together and are always anxious to seek new opportunities to explore the beauty of nature in West Virginia and other states.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    18 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    18 years, 1.1 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (25-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Todd LaNeve is the #1 DWI/DUI lawyer in the state of West Virginia! I have known Todd for many years now and he is the only name you need to know in West Virginia. As a matter of fact, Todd personally trained and employed most of the DWI/DUI defense lawyers, who are properly trained (because of him) in WV. Todd is a zealous advocate for his clients and true star in and out of court! I am honored to call Todd my friend and colleague and refer anyone that contacts me for help in WV to TODD LaNEVE, without hesitation.


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Contact info

La Neve Law Offices

117 1/2 Nicholas Street
Clarksburg, WV, 26301-4007


WVAuthorized to practice law199307/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Persuasive Speaking Course Completion CertificateDr. Paul Homoly, CSP2010
Graduate - NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2006
Mastering Scientific Evidence GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2004
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety PractitionerWalden, Platt & Associates2004
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety InstructorWalden, Platt & Associates2004
Mastering Scientific Evidence GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLa Neve Law Offices1997 - Present
House CounselCelina Iinsurance Group1994 - 1997
Associate AttorneyBachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
AOPA Legal Services ProgramPanel Attorney2005 - Present
WV DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc.President & Co-Founder2004 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matz v. Corna & Co. and MeyerWon on appellate argument in WV Supreme Court
State v. HinebaughDismissal of DUI on Motion
Ginger Sandy v. CDX Gas, LLC, et al.Settlement at mediation - $1,650,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore "Inside the Minds"Search and Seizure in DUI Cases2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
West Virginia UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarJury Voir Dire and Witness Cross Examination2012
Contemporary Issues in DUIBreath Testing and Field Sobriety Testing2010
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student TrainingField Sobriety Testing Standards2008
Collateral Consquences of DUI ConvictionsDUI & Pilot's License Issues2008
NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student TrainingField Sobriety Testing Standards2006
North Central WV Pilots AssociationFAA Enforcement Actions & Pilot License Rights2004
New Voices - NCDD Winter SessionDUI & Pilot's License Issues2004