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

SAM MADIA

Sam MadiaSam grew up in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Following graduation from Notre Dame High School, Sam attended West Virginia University and earned a bachelor’s of science in Economics. Thereafter, Sam graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Law. After graduating from law school, Sam worked at West Virginia’s largest litigation defense law firm. As a defense lawyer Sam defended some of West Virginia’s largest industrial employers and national trucking companies. In total, Sam defended more than 500 civil lawsuits including over 30 wrongful death lawsuits.

As a defense lawyer Sam developed a “niche” in lawsuits involving serious injury or death at work-sites. Sam also developed a “niche” in lawsuits with serious injury or death involving tractor-trailers. In 2013, when the market for the exploration of natural gas spiked in North Central West Virginia Sam moved to Morgantown to focus his practice on personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits involving gas well sites.

In February 2015, Sam and his uncle created Shaffer Madia Law. Since this time Sam has represented over 200 individuals who have been injured, wronged or harmed in a variety of lawsuits. Sam has also represented the estates of 15 individuals who were killed as the result of wrongful conduct of third parties/entities. Sam currently represents several County Commissions in lawsuits against various doctors, drug distribution companies and drug manufacturing companies regarding the current drug epidemic facing our local communities.

Allow Sam to use his experience as a defense lawyer to prosecute your case against the type of clients that he formerly defended.

Areas of Practice

  • Workplace Serious Injuries and Death Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Truck Collisions
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 for West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star

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 professional, appropriately compassionate and had the relationships necessary to ensure a fair and favorable outcome.”

    John Fleming
  • “They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate”

    Miranda M.
  • “He was our lawyer and we still consider him family.”

    Terri R.
  • “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.
  • $600,000 Recovery Wrongful Termination
    Long term employee wrongfully terminated.
  • $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.
  • $270,000 Recovery Car Wreck
    Innocent pedestrian hit by car while waiting for bus.
  • $225,000.00 Sexual Harassment

    Female employee was subject to sexual harassment. Case settled shortly before trial.

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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