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


Wes PrinceWes Prince is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer whose practice includes personal injury, wrongful death, employment related claims such as sexual harassment and discrimination, lemon law, and criminal defense whether in city, state, or federal court. As a trial lawyer Wes understands the importance of being prepared, willing, and able to present your case to a jury and ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld.

Wes devotes 100% of his practice to litigation. As a full-time skilled litigator, Wes is regularly engaged by clients and other law firms to tackle the toughest cases throughout West Virginia.

A native of the Southern Coalfields surrounding Beckley, West Virginia, Wes is a 2017 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. Prior to graduating law school, Wes was inducted into the Order of Barristers – a national honor society for lawyers who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing. When you have been injured, wronged, or harmed through no fault of your own, you can rest easy knowing Wes is doing everything he can to deliver justice to your doorstep.

Allow Wes to bring his down to earth blue collar demeanor and no nonsense approach to your case, give Wes a call to learn how he can help you.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal & Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Lemon Law & Consumer Protection
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Barristers
  • Finalist for the 2017 Marlyn E. Lugar trial competition
  • Finalist for the 2015 MABLSA trial competition
  • Student Body President 2008-2009, Concord University

Work History

  • 2017-Present – Associate Attorney at Shaffer Madia Law, PLLC
  • 2016-2017 – Rule 10 Attorney at the Child & Family Law Clinic, WVU College of Law
  • Summer 2016 – Clerk, Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Summer 2015 – Clerk for the Honorable Robert Trumble, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of WV
  • 2012-2014 – Department Manager for Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC
  • Summer 2010 – Intern at the United States Department of State


  • Juris Doctorate - West Virginia University College of Law, 2017
    Morgantown, West Virginia

  • Master of Arts, International Relations - St. John’s University, 2011
    Rome, Italy

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - Concord University, 2009
    Athens, West Virginia

  • Independence High School, 2005
    Coal City, West Virginia

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “He was our lawyer and we still consider him family.”

    Terri R.
  • “Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart.”

    Suzanne C.
  • “I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm.”

    Lora S.
  • “Sam Madia, represented my deceased brother in a case of wrongful death upon which Sam made each one of us feel as though my little brother was guiding his hands”

    James U.
  • “He was always prepared and very knowledgeable.”

    Mark S.
  • “I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim.”

    D. Bolden
  • “I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!”

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

    John Fleming
  • “I couldn’t imagine having any other person represent me in my case, than Sam.”

    Courtney J.
  • “I’m extremely happy with the results, I would recommend this firm and Sam without hesitation.”

    David W.
  • “Sam is much more than an excellent lawyer. He is an excellent human being. If I need representation again Sam will be that call.”

    Kyle L Clarksburg, WV
  • “Sam and his staff were incredibly knowledgeable and took care of everything which gave me the time I needed to recover.”

    Melissa B.
  • “Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!”

    Anthony S.
  • “Sam is not only an amazing attorney but he is sympathetic with all the cases he works on”

    Lindsay S.
  • “This team made me feel like I was number one priority and never put me on a back burner.”

    Misty F.

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

  • $13,800,000 Recovery Truck Crash Causing Death
    Our client’s family member was killed as a result of a trucking company’s wrongful conduct. Our team secured a sizable settlement for the family’s loss.
  • $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.
  • 7-Figure Recovery Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit resulted in a 7-Figure confidential settlement shortly before trial was set to start.

  • $1,025,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
    Our client, an oil and gas worker (contractor), received a settlement for an on-the-job injury.
  • $1,000,000 Recovery Sexual Harassment

    Female employees were subjected to ongoing sexual harassment by their manager. This national restaurant chain settled prior to trial for $1,000,000.

  • $1,000,000 Recovery Insurance Bad Faith
    Small business owner wrongfully denied coverage by its insurance company. Case settled within 60 days of trial.
  • $900,000 Recovery Insurance Dispute
    Small business owner wrongfully denied property damage insurance coverage.
  • $850,000 Recovery Car Wreck

    Our client was hurt badly by a reckless driver. Defendant’s initial offer was $50,000. The case settled shortly before trial for $850,000.

  • $800,000 Recovery Car Wreck

    Obtained favorable settlement for family involved in car crash.

  • $750,000 Recovery Civil Rights
    Obtained significant $750,000 settlement for our client whose civil rights were violated by police officers.

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 135+ 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 Almost Two Decades
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