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


Wes PrinceWes Prince, a native of Beckley, West Virginia, is a 2017 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Wes attended Concord University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and was elected and served as the Student Body President. Upon graduating from Concord, Wes set his sights abroad and attended St. John’s University in Rome, Italy where he earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations with a Certificate in International Law and Diplomacy. While attending St. John’s, Wes served in the United States Department of State focusing on issues arising from international adoptions with Eastern European and Central Asian nations.

Upon graduating from St. John’s, Wes enrolled in law school at WVU. During law school, Wes clerked for The Honorable Robert Trumble, United States Magistrate Judge in Martinsburg, WV, and interned with the Federal Public Defenders Office in Charleston, WV. Both experiences provided Wes with a deep understanding of federal criminal law and criminal procedure. During his third year of law school, Wes was a member of the Child and Family Law Clinic where he represented clients in numerous family law and education law cases. Also, Wes represented the College of Law at several mock trial competitions throughout the country and was a finalist for the 2015 MABLSA mock trial competition in Philadelphia, PA and 2017 Marlyn E. Lugar trial competition in Morgantown, WV. Lastly, Wes graduated from the WVU College of Law having earned the Order of the Barristers award.

Wes understands the importance of being willing and able to go to trial as he has already tried a personal injury case to verdict recovering substantial compensation for his client. At Shaffer Madia Law, Wes’s practice will focus on personal injury cases, employment law, criminal law, and family law.

Client Testimonials

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

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

    Latoya F.
  • “They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate”

    Miranda M.

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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