Results-Driven Personal Injury Attorneys in West Virginia
Shaffer Madia Law Helping those those who have been injured, wronged or harmed.



Shaffer Madia Law PLLC, Member, 2015-present
Currently engaged in the practice of Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Property Law and Municipal Law.

Chief Legal Officer and Prosecutor, 2003 — 2015

  • Responsible for managing a staff of twenty, including eleven Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Legal Counsel for Harrison County Commission and all other Constitutional Officers
  • Responsible for misdemeanor and felony prosecutions
  • Responsible for managing budget
  • Counsel for West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in child abuse and neglect matters
  • Coordinate and maintain an effective working relationship with Harrison County Board of Education as well as provide advice to the Board regarding legal issues affecting the schools, personnel and students
  • Responsible for numerous other Constitutional and statutory duties of the second largest Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in the State of West Virginia
  • President, Harrison County Community Corrections Board
  • Member, Harrison County Courthouse Security Board

LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH F. SHAFFER, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Sole Practitioner, General Legal Practice concentrated in the areas of Criminal and Civil Law, February 1997 – February 2003

  • Felony and misdemeanor criminal litigation
  • Civil litigation, family law, real estate, property and administrative law
  • Shinnston City Attorney, 1997-2000
  • Lumberport Town Attorney, 2001-2003
  • Member, Police Civil Service Commission, 2002-2003
  • Member, Harrison County Child Abuse Task Force, 2002-2003

LAW OFFICES OF SCOT S. DIERINGER, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Associate, General Legal Practice concentrated in the areas of Criminal and Civil Law, May 1995 — February 1997

Law Clerk, January 1993 — May 1994


  • Member Attorney, Criminal Justice Act Panel — appointed by the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1995 — 2002
  • Member, Selection Committee to recommend the appointment of United States Magistrate Court Judge – appointed by the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2001


  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, May 1, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, May 1, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, November 1, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, May 18, 1999


  • Advisor, Harrison County Teen Court Program, 2001-2007
  • Trial Instructor, American Legion Mountaineer Boy’s State, Summer 2002


Juris Doctor, September, 1994

  • Assistant Editor, Law Review
  • Distinguished Student Award, Fall 1994 Graduating Class
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Hearing Officer, Scholastic Review Board
  • Negotiation Competition, Team Member
  • Judge, Michigan High School Moot Court Finals

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, West Virginia
Graduate Student: Masters in Business Administration, 1985-1986

  • Dean’s List Honors

FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE, Fairmont, West Virginia
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, 1982

  • Dean’s List Honors
  • Honor Roll


ALL AMERICAN FOODS CORP., Clarksburg, West Virginia
President / General Manager, December 1983 — December 1991

  • Initiated and developed retail food service and gasoline business
  • Managed fifteen full-time employees and tripled business locations in six years


  • Board Member and Coach, Jerry West Youth League Basketball
  • Coach, Harrison County Parks and Recreation Sports
  • Robert C. Byrd High School Boosters Club

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “We settled with 10 or so defendants. Sam Madia and Shaffer Madia Law are great!”

    Latoya F.
  • “He was our lawyer and we still consider him family.”

    Terri R.
  • “They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate”

    Miranda M.
  • “He was professional, appropriately compassionate and had the relationships necessary to ensure a fair and favorable outcome.”

    John Fleming
  • “He was always prepared and very knowledgeable.”

    Mark S.

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

  • $2,100,000 Recovery Wrongful Death Case at Well Site
    20 year old died at well site from unsafe working conditions. A settlement was won by our attorneys for the family.
  • $1,025,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
    Our client, an oil and gas worker (contractor), received a settlement for an on-the-job injury.

  • $900,000 Recovery Insurance Dispute
    Small business owner wrongfully denied property damage insurance coverage.
  • $800,000.00 Recovery Car Wreck

    Obtained favorable settlement for family involved in car crash.

  • $750,000 Recovery Wage Dispute
    West Virginia employees were not paid properly by their out of state employer. We brought suit against the out of state employer and obtained a favorable settlement on the West Virginia employees’ behalf.
  • $550,000 Recovery Sexual Harassment

    Female employee was subject to sexual harassment at her workplace. Case settled prior to trial.

  • $400,000 Recovery Sexual Harassment
    Female was subject to sexual harassment at male-dominated workplace.
  • $360,000 Recovery Car Wreck
    Elderly woman suffered broken leg as a result of negligent bus driver.
  • $325,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
    Oil and gas worker receives on-the-job injury.
  • $325,000 Recovery Assault and Battery
    Customer of restaurant viciously battered by restaurant’s employee.

Why Hire Shaffer Madia Law?

Your Case is Too Important Not To
  1. Successfully Resolved a Variety of Wrongful Death & Serious Injury Cases
  2. Resolved 100+ Lawsuits Involving Serious & Fatal Injuries at Job Sites
  3. Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  4. Decades of Experience on All Sides of the Criminal Justice System
  5. We Represent People - Never Insurance Companies
  6. Sam Madia is a Former Insurance Defense Attorney with Insight into How Insurance Companies Operate
  7. Joe Shaffer Served as Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney for Over 12 Years
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