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

JOE SHAFFER

Joe ShafferEXPERIENCE

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

HARRISON COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, Harrison County, West Virginia
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

CHURCH, KRITSELIS, WYBLE & ROBINSON, P.C., Lansing, Michigan
Law Clerk, January 1993 — May 1994

APPOINTMENTS

  • 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

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE LAW

  • 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

OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE

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

EDUCATION

Legal:
THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL, Lansing, Michigan
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

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

  • Dean’s List Honors

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

  • Dean’s List Honors
  • Honor Roll

OTHER EXPERIENCE

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

VOLUNTEER

  • 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
  • “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
  • “We settled with 10 or so defendants. Sam Madia and Shaffer Madia Law are great!”

    Latoya F.
  • “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 Assault and Battery
    Customer of restaurant viciously battered by restaurant’s employee.
  • $325,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
    Oil and gas worker receives on-the-job injury.

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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