June 17, 2022

The New 50%-50% WV Child Custody Law

Thank you, David McMahon: This link is too important not to post now and figure out how to disseminate better later. No, I am not “for the Mother”; I am “for the Child” and an advocate for my client, but this new “one size fits all” law which we successfully fought against for 5 years,… View Article

June 16, 2022

Finding the Right Lawyer

Let’s be honest here. When I pose this question, I am asking, “How can you find me?”, because, within my subject and geographical area, I am confident enough to believe that I am the lawyer you need. So, here goes: If you have heard of me and are within an hour or two drive from… View Article

June 13, 2022

Practical Technology Tips: What Works

My last seminar presentation, July 2019; good stuff here.

May 17, 2022


The Internet Mountain Range I received this request from a person purporting to be a Dutch Lawyer practicing in Latvia. Since it arrived on the 50th anniversary of my graduation from the WVU College of Law, I used it as the launching pad for a “summing up” of what I have learned practicing law and… View Article

April 21, 2022

Our Helpful Resources: Writings and Videos

The information we share here is not case-specific and IS NOT legal advice, but there is much useful information in my writing and videos. It is written for “real people”, so it isn’t exactly scholarly. It is based on 50 years of lawyering and 19 years of formal education. It does NOT purport to teach… View Article

March 25, 2022

46 Years of Practicing Law in Buckhannon and Upshur County

In 2020, I was asked by Anita Casey, Executive Director of the WV State Bar to do the Upshur County Article for the WV Lawyer Magazine. I politely declined because there are so many better historians and county experts, but she persisted and asked me to give it a personal twist. So, having met this… View Article

March 22, 2022

When you Choose a Lawyer, Choose Well.

When you choose a lawyer to help you resolve a serious injury claim, a painful family crisis, or a contentious “civil dispute”, of course, you must choose well. And you hope to find the kind of person who does right “even when no one’s watching.” This sounds like a “no-brainer”, and most potential clients will… View Article

March 1, 2022

Some Guidance for “Deliberate Intent” or “Industrial Accident” Claims

I am privileged to work with some of the finest lawyers in WV when dangerous working conditions result in injury or death to WV workers, and tragic loss to their families.   Mine Site Accidents – Attorney J. Burton Hunter III : Attorney J. Burton Hunter III (   Oil and Gas Explosions – Attorney J…. View Article

February 25, 2022

Copernic Desktop Pro

Copernic Desktop Search Pro”: I am not sure I can recommend this to anyone, but I think it has endless potential. I have known about this application for nearly 20 years and once I mistakenly thought it was a competitor to Google. It is not. It is a search engine for your own personal computer including,… View Article

February 25, 2022

On Learning New Things: Video-casting and “Text to Voice”

When my wife and I go on a February “working vacation”, we have just a few “rules”: We select a quiet beach, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Amelia Island, Savannah, Charleston, S.C.. or Jacksonville or Myrtle Beach. We are there to unwind and appreciate one another. For at least 6 hours a day, I “putter”,… View Article