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Our West Virginia Attorneys Are Local Counsel for Out-of-State Clients

Your choice in Charleston for criminal defense and personal injury

The tragedy of a personal injury accident or a criminal charge is compounded when it happens away from home. If you are injured in an accident or are charged with a crime while you are visiting West Virginia, The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC gives you a home court advantage.

If you’re arrested in West Virginia, you need a lawyer in West Virginia

If you have been charged with a crime in West Virginia, your case will be tried here, and attorneys from your home state cannot represent you unless they have been admitted to the West Virginia State Bar. For more than 30 years, our West Virginia law firm has maintained a reputation for aggressive defense of clients charged with everything from major drug crimes including drug trafficking, to a misdemeanor DUI.

Charleston attorneys for civil cases in West Virginia

If you are from out of state and have been injured in West Virginia by a West Virginia resident, you will need local counsel here to pursue your personal injury claim in state court. The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC has more than 20 years of experience handling cases involving:

Local counsel for out of state law firms

Should you be involved in a legal matter in West Virginia, but want your hometown lawyer to assist in the case, we can serve as local counsel to obtain your out-of-state attorney’s pro hac vice admission to the West Virginia Bar. We work with your attorney to ensure the following requirements are met:

  • Motion for admission pro hac vice
  • Proposed order granting the motion
  • $350 fee per attorney paid to the West Virginia State Bar
  • Verified statement of application to the court with an affidavit verifying the filing fee was paid
  • Another verified statement sent to the West Virginia Bar

For West Virginians and out-of-state clients alike, The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively pursue your case. Contact us online or at 888-819-1281 for more information on how we can help.