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Pursuing West Virginia Sean McGinley Esq.
Sean McGinley Esq.

Sean McGinley Esq.

DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC

31 years of experience

Antitrust Law, Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Consumer Law, Employment Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Securities Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud

West Virginia


Sean McGinley is a trial and appellate attorney. His statewide West Virginia law practice includes personal injury and accident cases, medical malpractice, coal mine injury and accidents, serious workplace accidents, commercial and business litigation, and class actions. During his twenty years practicing law, Mr. McGinley has helped his clients recover tens of millions of dollars. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McGinley was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, and attended college at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, receiving an A.B. degree in 1987. He studied law at Oxford University (Keble College) in Oxford, England, where he obtained an honours degree in Jurisprudence. After obtaining his law degree, Mr. McGinley worked at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as a law clerk, from 1990 through 1993. Mr. McGinley clerked both for Chief Justice Thomas E. McHugh, and Justice Thomas B. Miller. From 1994 through 1995, Mr. McGinley was a law clerk to the Hon. Charles H. Haden, II, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He has been with the firm since October of 1995. Mr. McGinley has been a member of the Governing Council of the West Virginia Law Institute since 2001. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He also is a member of both the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations. Mr. McGinley has lectured media organizations on First Amendment and defamation issues. Mr. McGinley and his wife, Ana G. Marino, have two sons, Liam Patrick McGinley, and Colin Sean McGinley. They reside in Charleston. View More ›


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Practice Area

Antitrust Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law,
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination,
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors,
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts,
Securities Law
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts,
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts,

Professional Experience

DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
1995 - Current


University of Oxford

B.A | Jurisprudence

University of Oxford
Oberlin College

B.A | Government, History

Oberlin College


Av-Preeminent Rating

Professional Associations

West Virginia Law Institute

Member, Governing Council

2001 - Current

West Virginia Law Institute
West Virginia State Bar


1991 - Current

West Virginia State Bar

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DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
604 Virginia Street East Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 342-0133
Fax: (304) 342-4605

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